British Heart Foundation appoints science comms expert

The British Heart Foundation has appointed Dr Alice Roberts to its advisory council, as an expert in science communication.

Dr Alice Roberts to advise BHF
Dr Alice Roberts to advise BHF

Roberts is currently in BBC series Don’t Die Young, The Incredible Human Journey and Coast. She is also a senior teaching fellow at the University of Bristol.

She will join the charity’s council, a panel of 30 experts from a spectrum of business and medical backgrounds which meets twice a year and advises the trustees in their specialist areas. She will advise the trustees on the best way to communicate science to the public.

The BHF’s CEO Peter Hollins said: ‘We have been planning for some time to add an expert science communicator to the BHF council. I am delighted we’ve found someone of the calibre of Alice, who will bring an exciting new face to the BHF.’

Meanwhile Lauren Lunn-Farrow has joined the charity to oversee celebrity press. She was previously at Hackford Jones PR.

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