Sir Jonathan Van-Tam

Meet Sir Jonathan Van-Tam MBE, the 2021 Christmas Lecturer.

Jonathan Van-Tam with his arms crossed in front of a red and white illustration of a pathogen
Image credit: Paul Wilkinson

About Fiona Fox

Fiona Fox is the chief executive of the Science Media Centre, has a degree in journalism and many years of experience working in media relations for high profile national organisations. Her career includes stints working for, amongst others, the Equal Opportunities Committee, the National Council for One Parent Families, and CAFOD (a leading aid agency). The founding director of the Science Media Centre when it was established in 2002, under Fiona’s leadership the Centre has become an indispensable resource for science journalists. The Centre provides scientific context and comment from some of the UK’s top scientists for many major news stories thanks to the Centre’s media database, which has over 2300 such experts on it.