The Executive team provides project management support, assists with drafting and researching the Council’s publications. Staff organise workshops, meetings, events, and represent the Council at professional and public meetings. The team also manage the financial, administrative, and external relations functions of the Council. Senior staff brief the Council on the progress of its work programme and provide advice on future topics. See the Staff register of interests (April 23).

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Allison Milbrath

Researcher, Bioethics and Policy

Allison is a bioethics and policy researcher, primarily supporting our current independent review looking at the causes of disagreements in the care of critically ill children in England.

Prior to joining the team, she worked for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's emergent COVID-19 response. She holds a BSc in Public Health Science, BA in Spanish, and a MS in Bioethics and Society from King's College London.

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Carol Perkins

Operations Lead

Carol supports the Director in planning the Council’s work programme and is responsible for the administration of the Council’s day-to-day operations.

Prior to joining the Council in 2005, she held roles in bioethics at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Department of Health.

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Claudia Corradi


Claudia undertakes research to support the Council’s work. She also monitors developments in different areas of interest to the Council.

Before joining the Council, she has been a research assistant in the field of cognitive neuroscience and completed a BA in Philosophy and an MSc in Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience.

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Cris Cloyd

External Affairs Manager

Cris is the External Affairs Manager to advocate for and raise awareness of the importance of ethical insights and considerations in policymaking.

Cris has a decade of external affairs experience across public, private, and VCSE sectors in the US and UK.

Danielle Hamm

Danielle Hamm


Danielle took up the role of Director in June 2021. She joined us from the charity Rethink Mental Illness where she was Associate Director of Campaigns and Policy.

Danielle has previously worked as Director of Compassion in Dying and as Senior Policy Manager at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, leading on policy development relating to sperm, egg and embryo donation. She has also been Ethics Advisor to the British Medical Association.

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Emma Meaburn

Visiting Senior Researcher (Education)

Emma explores the scientific opportunities and ethical challenges that arise at the intersection of genomic and neuroscientific research with education.

Emma is also a Reader in Human Genetics at Birkbeck, University of London, and is a member of the Centre of Educational Neuroscience. Her research harnesses statistical genetic and epidemiological methods to understand how genetic variation contributes to educational achievement, brain processes, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Jay Stone

Associate Director, External Affairs and Horizon Scanning

Jay leads our external affairs and horizon scanning directorate, focusing on developing and implementing an effective approach to strategic engagement, and evolving our horizon scanning function.

Prior to joining NCOB, Jay completed a PhD in cell biology before embarking on a career in communications. She has more than a decade of experience, having worked at Public Health England, NICE and the HFEA.

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Maili Raven-Adams

Researcher, Bioethics and Policy

Maili supports our work over a number of our priority areas.

Prior to joining the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Maili worked as a policy analyst looking at regulatory and ethical issues in genomics. She has completed a master's in Medical Law and Ethics and an undergraduate degree in Law.

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Molly Gray

Project Manager

Molly is a Project Manager at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

Prior to this she was a Researcher, Bioethics and Policy at the Council and before that worked in both NHS clinical research and academic research in the field of breast cancer at Imperial College London. She has a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Reproductive Science and Women's Health.

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Natalie Michaux

Research and Policy Manager

Natalie is a Research and Policy Manager at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

Before joining us in 2022 as a a Project Manager, she was Standards Manager at the General Optical Council, leading on work to introduce new standards of professional conduct and policy on ethically complex issues. She also has experience in animal ethics, having worked at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for a number of years. Natalie holds an LLB in English Law and French Law and an MA in Healthcare Ethics and Law from the University of Manchester.

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Orla Anandarajah

Digital Communications Officer

As part of our communications team, Orla works to raise awareness and promote discussion of our work amongst a range of audiences – including leading on the Council’s website and social media platforms.

Prior to joining us in 2022, she was the PR and Communications Assistant for The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, working across their NHS, Charity, and Private Care PR activities.

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Ran Svenning Berg

Research and Policy Manager

Ranveig undertakes research to support the Council’s work and monitors developments in areas of interest to the Council.

Prior to this she was the Communications Officer at the Council, and before that managed communications at the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) and completed a BA in Development Studies and International Relations at London Metropolitan University.

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Rebecca Mussell

Associate Director, Research and Policy

Rebecca is responsible for the strategy, delivery, and quality assurance of our research and policy agenda.

Rebecca joins us from the British Medical Association’s ethics and human rights team. She is a member of the Lay Network of the Royal College of Pathologists, and a member of the Imperial College Science, Technology and Engineering Research Ethics Committee.

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Sarah Walker-Robson

Senior Communications Manager

Sarah leads our communications to raise awareness and promote discussion of our work amongst a range of audiences.

Sarah previously worked in development at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, after completing a Masters degree in Science, Culture and Communication.

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Sophia McCully

Horizon Scanning Manager

Sophia's role is currently focused on evolving our horizon scanning programme. She also works across the team to identify opportunities to effectively engage with our key stakeholders.

Prior to joining us in 2023, Sophia worked in science policy and communications at organisations including the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Science Media Centre. She has an MSc in Bioethics & Society and is undertaking a part-time PhD.