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Biographical Details

Judith Willetts

Judith WillettsBORN

29th May, 1962


The Kingsley School, Leamington Spa
University of Keele
University of Leicester
Diploma through South Bank University in conjunction with Penguin Books Ltd


Judith has been Chief Executive of the British Society for Immunology since May 2005. She has previously held senior positions at DrugScope, the UK's leading drugs information charity and the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

Prior to her 10 years in the voluntary sector, Judith worked for many years at Penguin Books and, prior to that, was a secondary school teacher. She is involved in a number of projects that focus on the communication of science, public engagement initiatives and education programmes and is particularly interested in medical, ethical and human rights issues - subjects in which she has written for several society publications.

Judith's first degree is in Philosophy and Literature, so she comes from outside the scientific community, although is now very much part of it. In addition to her current work in the biomedical sciences she finds time to be a trustee of the Jenner Museum. For relaxation, she likes to head out to the open spaces of the Cotswolds.

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