Honour for retired BBSRC head
25 September 2012
Dr Monica Winstanley is among nine "outstanding" individuals recognised with an Honorary Fellowship from the British Science Association this month, for her contribution to the aims and vision of the British Science Association through public engagement and the promotion of science in society.
Dr Winstanley spent 32 years working in communications and public engagement for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and its predecessors, before retiring last year from her post as BBSRC's Head of External Relations.
Dr Winstanley began her career studying molecular biology at the University of Edinburgh, completing her PhD in Birmingham. She has been an active supporter of the British Science Association and the Media Fellowships in particular. She also contributed to the Research Councils' Science in Society activities to raise public awareness of, and engage in, science and innovation and the promotion of science in schools. She was awarded an OBE for her services to science in 2007.