Sir Roland Jackson

Executive Chair at Sciencewise-ERC


Roland Jackson is Executive Chair of Sciencewise.

Originally a research biochemist, he moved into science education, as a science teacher and curriculum developer and as Education Adviser for the international chemical company ICI. He joined the Science Museum in 1993 initially as Head of Education and was acting Head of Museum from 2001-2002. He was appointed by the previous Government as chair of the 'Science for All' Expert Group, which produced a collaborative action plan for developing public engagement in the UK. From 2002 to 2013 Roland was Chief Executive of the British Science Association. He also chairs BBSRC’s Bioscience for Society Panel.

  • 18 April 2013, 10am

    CSaP annual conference 2013: Future directions for scientific advice in Whitehall

    Continuing the theme of the Future Directions seminar series, CSaP’s second annual conference will see leading speakers from government and academia explore the changing role of the analytical professions; how government can make better use of external academic expertise; and the nature of evidence in more open policy making.

  • 15 January 2013, 5pm

    Experts, publics and open policy

    The third in a series of seminars looking at ways in which government can make more effective use of scientists and scientific advice in the context of Civil Service reform and a move towards open policy making.