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Previous Forums
May
Severe weather warning: Communicating danger and disaster

  • Ewen McCallum, Chief Meteorologist, the Met Office
  • David Faichney, Leader of the Flood Warning Development Team, Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • Irene Lorenzoni, Centre for Environmental Risk, University of East Anglia
View Severe Weather Warning SPA Forum report (pdf 91KB) 

March
Climate change: its impact on UK business and the economy

Speakers at this forum included:

  • Jonathan Hearth, Marketing Director, the Met Office
  • Dr Andrew Dlugolecki, Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia
  • Kay Jenkinson, Communications Manager, UK Climate Impacts Programme

View Climate Change and Business SPA Forum report

 

June
The X Factor: Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome

Speakers at this forum included:


  • Dr Nick Wareham, Wellcome Trust senior fellow, Cambridge University
  • Dr Susan Jebb, Head of Nutrition and Health Research, Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research Centre and a state registered dietician
  • Professor Peter Kopelman, Barts & The London, Queen Mary, University of London

View Obesity SPA Forum report


February
Testing times for medicine: Genetics and the search for safer drugs

Speakers at this forum included:

  • Sir Michael Rawlins, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
  • Professor Robert Kerwin, Institute of Psychiatry
  • Dr Paul Martin, University of Nottingham
    Chris Friend, Genetics Interest Group

View Pharmacogenetics SPA Forum report

This report was submitted to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics as part of their consultation on pharmacogenetics.