Recently appointed Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation, Sir Mark Walport has long been a champion for science, engineering and technology within his career including his role as Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Head of the Government Office for Science and Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology.
Sir Mark’s previous roles include being Director of the Wellcome Trust, which is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health by supporting the brightest minds. A distinguished scientist in his own right, Sir Mark was also Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Medicine at Imperial College London and will talk on his career highlights and offer an insight into his roles at the forefront of government and running large scale research projects. His Great Lives talk at the University of Lincoln coincides with Sir Mark Walport being an honoured guest of the university and officially opening the Isaac Newton Building which is home to the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Maths and Physics.
Previous career highlights for Sir Mark include being a member of the India UK CEO Forum and the UK India Round Table, a member of the advisory board of Infrastructure UK and a non-executive member of the Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research. He received a knighthood in the 2009 New Year Honours List for services to medical research and was elected as Fellow of The Royal Society in 2011.
This lecture is free to attend but prior booking is essential.
More about the Great Lives Lecture Series
The Great Lives series gives an insight into the achievements of leading influential figures and recognisable faces from backgrounds such as the arts, business and economics, politics, health and science as well as bringing more local leading Lecturers and Visiting Professors to the fore.
Designed for prospective students, our own staff and students and members of the public alike, the aim is to inspire and encourage thoughtful conversation about careers, industries and disciplines alongside showcasing some of the diverse research and activities that take place within the University.