Ken Skeldon is the Head of Public Engagement – Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge and leads a multi-disciplinary team to foster one of the world’s leading hubs for engaged research.
He has held research fellowships from the PPARC (now STFC) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, working in a wide variety of fields, from gravitational wave astronomy to medical physics. In 2005 he was awarded a NESTA Fellowship to explore novel approaches to science communication. He is an Associate of the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) and holds an Honorary Fellowship of the British Science Association. In 2012 Ken was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to public engagement. He is currently involved with several major national and international projects including two EU grants, one of which – NUCLEUS – is a global collaboration influencing emerging Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) policies and practice.