Adam Wright is a senior education adviser who joins the Royal Society in January following four years at the National Union of Students. He completed his PhD at the University of Essex in 2013 on the implementation of schools policy under New Labour and writes on education reform and political ideologies.
Adrian Twyning, is a senior manager working in the NHS, currently overseeing children’s and maternity services across Brighton and Sussex from the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton. Adrian previously served as an Operational Lawyer with the British Army. He is active in local and national politics where he is contributing to the national healthcare debate to develop health and social policy.
Aled Jones trustee of both the Welsh and National Federations of Young Farmers and co-founder of the Young Farmers' Youth Forum. He currently works in the charity sector with young people, on a sheep farm and advises on environmental and Welsh policy whilst studying Law at Corpus Christi, Oxford. He has worked in Westminster assisting the Shadow Environment Secretary and in House of Lords for the Leader of the Opposition.
Alice Gartland is an independent consultant working with a variety of clients on policy, business development and community engagement relating to digital futures, foreign direct investment, water risk and development, corporate accountability and corruption, the rule of law, and China.
Andrew Basu-McGowan is the policy manager for the Smart Specialisation Hub. Previously, he worked in in roles across government, including access to finance for SMEs, European research activity and local and European innovation policy.
Andrew Fagan is senior lecturer & director of postgraduate studies at the Human Rights Centre and School of Law at the University of Essex. His latest book entitled Human Rights & Cultural Diversity will be published by Edinburgh University Press in February 2017
Areeq Chowdhury is the chief executive of WebRoots Democracy, a pressure group which campaigns for greater voter participation and the introduction of online voting. Alongside this, he works for an accountancy firm and is training to become a chartered accountant.