Dr Mark Bale

Genomics Science & Emerging Technologies at Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

Genomics Science & Emerging Technologies, Science Research & Evidence Directorate, Department of Health and Social Care
Policy Fellow Alumnus, Centre for Science and Policy

Mark Bale leads on a number of emerging healthcare science areas and their ethical, legal and policy implications. He is also Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of Profession for Scientists and Engineers for the Department of Health and Social Care.

His current priorities are delivery of the 100,000 Genomes (seconded to Genomics England) together with regenerative medicine and gene therapy, genome editing, precision medicine and rare disease policy. He also represents the UK on bioethics, genomics, and biotechnology at international committees. He was Chair of the Committee on Bioethics at the Council of Europe from 2014-2016.

Mark has a research background in microbial genetics and joined the Department of Health in 1999 after working on the occupational safety of GMOs and pathogens.

To read about Mark's experience as a Policy Fellow in Cambridge see here.

  • 16 June 2011

    Policy workshop on whole genome sequencing

    The PHG Foundation and the Centre for Science and Policy is hosting a workshop at the Wellcome Trust as part of a project investigating the opportunities and challenges of new DNA sequencing technologies and whole genome sequencing for medicine and health care.

  • In news articles

    Easter Term 2014 Policy Fellows Elected

    CSaP announces the successful applicants to the Policy Fellowship and Junior Policy Fellowship for Easter Term (April-June) 2014.