Mark Bale on Health Policy – At Hughes

Come and take part in an informal conversation style event with Hughes Hall City Fellow, Mark Bale.
Mark is Deputy Director of Health Science & Bioethics at the Department of Health and Head of Science Partnerships at Genomics England.

The meeting will be an opportunity for medical students and researchers to find out more about how health policy is made. Mark has been at the forefront of biomedical policy in England for the last 20 years and is currently closely involved as Head of Science Partnerships at Genomics England (responsible for the 100,000 Genomes Project).

The meeting will be of interest to individuals from medicine, life sciences, law and business backgrounds – indeed anyone who wants to know more about how research gets transformed into policy. Mark has been involved in such issues as the regulation of data sharing, intellectual property, bioethical issues around IVF, organ transplantation or end of life discussions.

Above all Mark has a wealth of experience and knowledge of what it’s like to be inside the DH or the Office of the Chief Scientist, and to work with European Councils, parliamentary Scientific Advisory Committees or authorities such as the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority or the National Screening Committee.

To add to the event, 3 or 4 fellows, all with policy experience will also be present. This will provide an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the policy world, what it is like to work in and how might you get into it.


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