Dr Luke Reynolds

Head of Policy, People and Planet at Royal Society

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Head of Policy, People and Planet, The Royal Society
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Luke is Head of Policy - People and Planet at the Royal Society where he runs a broad policy team leading on topics ranging from human health, to nature, biodiversity and wider environment issues. Previously Luke was Deputy Director, Futures and Foresight in the Home Office where he worked to promote and embed Futures thinking within the department, and prior to that he was Senior Private Secretary to the Government Chief Scientific Adviser for many years including through the pandemic. Luke has held policy, technical delivery and insight roles in six government departments from a decade of working in the civil service, and has wider experience in equity investments and the pharmaceutical industry. He has an MSci in chemistry and PhD in laser spectroscopy, both from Imperial College London.

  • 18 June 2024, 9:30am

    2024 CSaP Annual Conference

    The announcement of the General Election on 4 July offers a unique and timely opportunity for our conference speakers and participants to explore a wide spectrum of possibilities in areas such as innovation and productivity; healthcare and prevention; and nature recovery and climate. Academics and policy professionals will present their latest work and its implications for public policy.

  • 18 January 2024, 5:30pm

    2024 Christ's Climate Lecture: On nature, biodiversity and climate - Sir Patrick Vallance

    The 2024 Christ's College Climate lecture was given by Sir Patrick Vallance, Chair of The Natural History Museum, and former Chief Scientific Adviser. His lecture explores the inextricably linked challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change.