Lucy Irvine


Lucy's expertise is in global health policy and the anthropology of policy and institutions. She is currently writing up her PhD in Medical Anthropology at UCL. Her thesis is on policy-making processes in maternal health in São Paulo, Brazil. She has worked in advisory roles for developing health policy in Portugal and Brazil.


Last January she undertook a Fellowship at the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology, researching Advances in Cancer Treatment. This further fuelled her interest in working in at the interface of research and policy.


She has organised a series of events that provide skills development opportunities for students who are interested in shaping policy.



Oscar Williams


Oscar is passionate about scientific communication, in its many shapes and forms. He has explored various avenues of communication and education alongside my PhD research and associated roles of lab manager and mentor to new students. This includes his current role as one of the leads for the non-profit society, UCell, which aims to promote, innovate and educate on all things hydrogen fuel cell-related. 

He is a student journalist for a branch of the Institute of Physics's website Physics World, a certified STEM Ambassador and a member of his department's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which gives him important insight and input into the machination of policy within a university. 



Alessandro Allegra 

Alessandro is a science policy researcher and professional interested in understanding and shaping the interface between science, politics and society in Europe. He is currently doctoral candidate in Science, Technology and Society (STS) at University College London (UCL), and Fulbright-Schuman visiting fellow with the STS Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.


Coming from a background in philosophy of science, Alessandro has professional experience in UK, EU, and international science policy, having worked at UNESCO, the Royal Society of London, the UK Royal Society of Biology, and the European Commission. He serves as Secretary of the Association of Italian Scientists in the UK (AISUK).