Dr Julie Maxton

Dr Julie Maxton

Dr Julie Maxton is the Executive Director of the Royal Society. She took up her post in March 2011.

Dr Maxton is the first woman to hold the post in the history of the society. She was previously Professor of Law, Dean of the Law Faculty and Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Auckland and then Registrar of the University of Oxford.

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