The Council is delighted to announce the appointment of two new members from January 2010.

Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern FBA

Dame Marilyn Strathern

Marilyn Strathern was Mistress of Girton College Cambridge until 2009 and was the William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at Cambridge from 1993 to 2008. Her most recent research interests include intellectual and cultural property issues; the implications of interdisciplinary as an explicit form of good practice; and obligations in relationships. In 2008, she was elected lifetime President of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth. She is a co-opted member of Council while she chairs the Working Party on human bodies in medicine and research.

Dr Geoff Watts FMedSci

Dr Geoff Watts

Geoff Watts spent five years in research before becoming a science and medical writer and broadcaster. He presented BBC Radio 4’s Medicine Now and, more recently, its science programme Leading Edge. He was a founder member of, and served for six years on, the Human Genetics Commission. He is currently a member of the government’s Committee on Ethical Aspects of Pandemic Influenza.

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