Joyce Tait Appointed to Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology
The Council for Science and Technology advises the Prime Minister on strategic science and technology policy issues that cut across the responsibilities of individual government departments.
Professor Joyce Tait, Director of The Innogen Institute, is one of five newly named appointments. Joyce has an interdisciplinary background, covering both natural and social sciences. She has specialised in innovation-governance-stakeholder interactions in the life sciences and related areas, including cell therapies and regenerative medicine, synthetic biology, genetic modification (GM) technologies, drug development, stratified medicine and biofuels.
The Council is an advisory non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. It works on cross-cutting issues of strategic importance, taking a medium to longer-term approach. In developing its advice, it takes into account the cultural, economic, environmental, ethical and social context of developments in STEM.