LONDON: The Wellcome Trust, the world’s biggest medical research charity, has tapped Trish Evans as its first head of communications.
LONDON: The Wellcome Trust, the world’s biggest medical research
charity, has tapped Trish Evans as its first head of communications.
Evans, currently communications director at the National Society for the
Protection of Cruelty to Children, will leave in July to join the trust.
She has been charged with ensuring that information about the trust as
well as about biomedical research is effectively communicated to both
the scientific community and the general public. Her post was created
last autumn at a time when media interest in biotech advances, such as
animal organ transplants, had reached near-hysterical levels.
Evans will also be responsible for setting up public focus groups and
communicating the trust’s findings. She will oversee a 30-strong
communications unit which handles all aspects of the organization’s
publishing, marketing, public affairs and media relations.