Science Policy Advisory Group

The current membership of the Advisory Group is:

Professor Ottoline Leyser CBE FRS (Chair)

Director of SLCU, University of Cambridge

Professor Alex Halliday FRS

Physical Secretary and Vice-President, The Royal Society (ex officio)

Dr Roger Highfield

Director of External Affairs, Science Museum

Professor Steve Jones FRS

Senior Researcher and Fellow, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment

University College London

Dr Julie Maxton

Executive Director, The Royal Society

Baroness Onora O'Neill CH CBE FBA FMedSci FRS

Former President, The British Academy

Professor Richard Parker CBE FREng

Director of Research & Technology, Rolls-Royce Plc (Derby)

Professor Martyn Poliakoff FRS

Foreign Secretary and Vice-President, The Royal Society (ex officio)

Professor Nikolas Rose

Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine, King’s College London

Professor John Shepherd CBE FRS

Professorial Research Fellow, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton

Sir John Skehel FMedSci FRS

Biological Secretary and Vice-President, The Royal Society (ex officio)

Our mission

To recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

Our priorities

  • Promoting science and its benefits
  • Recognising excellence in science
  • Supporting outstanding science
  • Providing scientific advice for policy
  • Fostering international and global cooperation
  • Education and public engagement