Dr Richard Walker

Senior Policy Adviser at BEIS

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Senior Policy Adviser, BEIS

Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Rich is a Senior Policy Adviser at BEIS, where his work focuses on delivering an electricity system ready for net-zero. Previously, he worked at the Royal Society where he led the Society’s policy work on climate change and resources as well as a programme of activity addressing the interface between science and public policy. More specifically, he managed policy projects on climate, ocean resources and greenhouse gas removal, and led delegations on this work to inform international negotiations at COP and the UN.

Prior to joining the Royal Society, Rich held a number of policy and public affairs roles at the Royal Society of Chemistry, latterly managing their public affairs team and leading a flagship advocacy campaign on science funding.

Rich holds both an MChem in Chemistry and DPhil in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Oxford. He also sits on the governing body of an infant school in Haringey.