Claire is a Science Communications Consultant with over 20 years’ experience communicating high-profile scientific research and policy using traditional, digital and social media.

During this time, she has held senior roles at a variety of organisations, including the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Human Tissue Authority, The Institute of Cancer Research and the Science Media Centre.

Claire has written widely about science in the media and has worked on numerous projects aimed at improving the communication of science, including contributing to the Science Media Centre’s ‘Changing Role of Science Press Officers’ report, supporting the development of a new labelling system for science press releases, and running a consultation on how mental health is portrayed in the media.

She holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester and was the winner of the Daily Telegraph’s Young Science Writer of the Year Award in 2003.