Head of Communications and Public Affairs
After gaining a PhD in DNA repair from the University of London at Cancer Research UK’s Clare Hall Laboratories (now part of the Crick Institute), Shaun embarked on a career in science communications including at Wellcome and UK Biobank. He has since held Communications Director roles at the Human Tissue Authority, where he worked for nine years, and the Terrence Higgins Trust. Shaun also served on a research ethics committee for ten years (with five as vice Chair).
More recently, Shaun worked in various interim / consultancy policy and communications roles, including at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Association of Medical Research Charities. He currently works freelance at the British Medical Journal where he has authored almost 50 articles on covid-19. He also writes about HIV vaccine developments for the International AIDS Society, and on HIV testing for Public Health England.