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Society Honorary Fellow Sir Patrick Vallance appointed National Technology Adviser

Published: 21 Jun 2021 in Society news

The UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor and Honorary Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society, Sir Patrick Vallance, has been appointed National Technology Advisor for the new Office for Science & Technology Strategy. He will take up this role alongside his roles as Chief Scientific Advisor and head of the Government Office for Science.

The new strategy aims to find opportunities for science and technology to solve societal challenges.

Rachel Lambert-Forsyth, Society CEO, said:
 

I am delighted to hear that Sir Patrick Vallance has been appointed into this important new role as National Technology Adviser. Sir Patrick's leadership as the Chief Scientific Advisor during the COVID-19 pandemic has ensured science and technology have been at the heart of the UK's response to the global crisis. This experience will be invaluable for this newly created role that aspires to place science and technology at the forefront of future policy decisions.