Claire Craig

Director of Science Policy at the Royal Society

Dr Claire Craig is Director of Science Policy at the Royal Society, the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth, dedicated to promoting excellence in science. Previously Claire led the Government Office for Science on behalf of the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor. She established the UK’s Foresight programme of science-based strategic futures projects, covering topics from flood risk to cognitive enhancement and was a Faculty member of the World Economic Forum. Claire has worked extensively on strategy and science in decision-making. Her career includes periods at McKinsey & Co and the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. She helped launch a hands-on science centre in her home town (Bristol), and has held Board roles at a variety of research and teaching institutions including the Council of King’s College London and the Governing Body of Newnham College Cambridge. She trained originally as a geophysicist.

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