What’s the point of engaging the public in science and health research?
This talk is co-hosted by the Oxford Martin School, University College & Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, to celebrate our 20th Anniversary and is a continuation of the Trinity Term Series Science and Populism: from evidence to narrative
Imran Khan is Head of Public Engagement at the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health by helping great ideas thrive. Imran leads Wellcome’s efforts in involving the public in its work, including bringing community groups, creative organisations, and social innovators into the research and health agenda, and supporting scientists to work directly with members of the public.
Imran is passionate about exploring and improving the relationship between science and society. In previous roles he was Chief Executive of the British Science Association and Director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering. He’s also worked as a science journalist and as a political researcher. He’s a graduate of Oxford University, Imperial College London, and Cass Business School. Imran is also a Council Member for NERC, and a trustee of Nesta and of Practical Action.