Medical Research Council - Clinical Services Centre

The Team

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  • Lindsey Goff

    Lindsey Goff


    Formerly immunologist for Cancer Research UK, Lindsey has since moved into the field of scientific publishing. She looks after all BPoD editorial matters.

  • Susan Watts

    Susan Watts

    Head of Communications and Public Engagement at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre

    With a degree in Physics, Susan spent a decade in print journalism, including at New Scientist and The Independent newspaper, then moved into broadcasting. Her work has shaped numerous national debates in STEM subjects and health.

  • Deborah Oakley

    Deborah Oakley

    Science Communications Officer

    Deborah communicates news of the research, events and public engagement activities that take place at the Clinical Sciences Centre in West London. She is a science writer with a biomedicine degree.


  • John Ankers

    John Ankers


    As a researcher at the University of Liverpool, John uses time-lapse fluorescence microscopy to look at the inner workings of cancer cells. He has exhibited with The Royal Society and won the BSCB science-writing prize in 2011.


  • Kat Arney

    Kat Arney


    As a science communicator for Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Kat regularly comments in the media on the latest discoveries. She also produces the CRUK podcast and co-presents the Naked Scientists radio show.


  • Georgina Askeland

    Georgina Askeland


    A recent graduate from UCL, Georgina is a keen molecular biologist with a passion for creating accessible science. She has a fascination with cell biology– from DNA to viral infection.

  • Matt Atherton

    Matt Atherton


    Matt is an environmental scientist turned science journalist, after completing degrees at the University of Plymouth and City University London respectively. Matt specialises in communicating health issues to the public.

  • Hayley Birch

    Hayley Birch


    Freelance science writer and editor with a sideline in quirky science communication projects. Music fan, @geekpop conspirator, terrible saucier.


  • Emmanuelle Briolat

    Emmanuelle Briolat


    A recent graduate in Natural Sciences from Cambridge, Emmanuelle has undertaken fieldwork and lab-based projects studying animal behaviour and visual ecology, and is continuing to pursue interests in biology, nature and photography.