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 (January 2022).
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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.
Dan works on public affairs activities for the Council, raising awareness of our work amongst decision makers. Prior to joining in 2021, Dan worked as the Public Affairs and Policy Officer for UK’s children’s palliative care charity Together for Short Lives. Dan has a BA in Politics and an MA in Political Communication from the University of Sheffield.
Danielle took up the role of Director in June 2021. Danielle joined us from the charity Rethink Mental Illness where she was Associate Director of Campaigns and Policy. She 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.
Molly undertakes research to support the Council’s work. She is currently working on our in-depth inquiry into the future of ageing. Prior to joining the Council, Molly worked in both NHS clinical research and as a Research Coordinator in the field of breast cancer at Imperial College London, specialising in engagement projects. She has a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Reproductive Science and Women's Health.
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.
Pete is part of the senior management team. He is responsible for leading Council projects and inquiries and speaking on behalf the Council on a range of ethical issues. Before joining the Council in 2011, he worked on scientific development and bioethics at the Department of Health, where he led the Human Genetics Commission, and on assisted reproduction and embryo research policy for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
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.
Richella is responsible for the strategic and operational delivery of the Nuffield Council’s public affairs activities. She works closely with communications colleagues with the aim of raising awareness of our work amongst decision makers. Richella joined us in 2018, prior to that she worked as Director of Public Affairs for the Country Land and Business Association.