Elected Trustee - May 2011
Lord Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London. He runs a research programme at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology based at the Hammersmith Hospital Campus. The key focus is transgenic and gamete biology. His work on the South Kensington Campus includes research into education, particularly in school children, outreach and public engagement activities.
He is Chairman of the Genesis Research Trust – a charity which raised over £13 million to establish the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology and which now funds high quality research into women’s health and babies, Chairman of the governing body of the Royal College of Music and Chancellor of the Sheffield Hallam University. He is on the board of trustees of the UK Stem Cell Foundation, which funds research work in stem cell biology which has a translational application. Created a life peer on 18 December 1995, he sits on the Labour Party benches in the House of Lords and takes the Labour whip. He speaks frequently in the House of Lords on education, science, medicine and the arts. He was Chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology and is a board member and Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.
Lord Winston is a member of the Ri Science and Education Committee.