Challenging opinions

How chemistry rocks the status quo

Chemistry uses scientific evidence to shake up attitudes, influence changes in our behaviour and find solutions to make things better or more efficient, whether it’s what you eat and drink, how you travel or what you need to be well.

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    Policy adviser, UK government

    Tom works for the UK government and briefs ministers and politicians about the latest scientific research to inform their policies

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    Sustainability manager

    Mike discusses his vital role in advising businesses and chemists about how to be more green and sustainable

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    Toxicologist, chemical company

    Nicholas discusses his challenging work bringing together scientific fields to ensure that their company’s chemicals are used safely and comply with strict rules and regulations

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    Senior committee specialist, UK government

    Xameerah talks about her important role in providing specialist advice on science and science policy to inform the work and policies of the UK government

  • Emma Sargent

    Senior picture editor

    Emma communicates science to the public by sourcing or commissioning engaging and accurate scientific photographs, illustrations and videos for publications

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    Policy researcher, cancer research UK

    Harriet works at the world’s largest independent funder of cancer research where she helps researchers get support from the UK government and other research bodies

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    Project manager, world gold council

    Trevor discusses his unique role of promoting the uses of gold to companies across different industries

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    Freelance science publicist

    Sallie develops creative ideas to get good media coverage for science organisations and events

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