The Salford Lectures: Vivienne Parry - Science in the media: breakthroughs, scares and Frankenfoods
Over the last 25 years, Vivienne Parry has reported on some of the biggest stories in medical science. Here she explains what turns a science story into a science scare and why we all love Brian Cox.
A scientist by training and an enthusiast to her bones, Vivienne Parry is also a prolific writer and broadcaster. Among many achievements Vivienne has presented Tomorrow's World, and written and fronted many medical science and technology programmes for Radio 4.
She has worked extensively across the Government, particularly with the Chief Scientific Officer at the Department of Health but also with the Government Office of Science Foresight Projects. A passionate scientist, her commitment has been recognised in recent years when Vivienne was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours List 2011 for 'services to the public understanding of science.'
She majored in immunology and genetics at University College London and is today Vice Chairman of Council at UCL, which is ranked fourth in the world.
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