Joyce Tait

Company: Innogen Institute

Joyce Tait has an interdisciplinary background covering both natural and social sciences and has worked on the agrochemical, pharmaceutical and life science industries, specifically strategic planning for innovation, governance and regulation, and stakeholder attitudes and influences. Relevant life science areas include synthetic biology, genetic databases, GM crops, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, stem cell therapies and translational medicine. Current and recent appointments: John Innes Centre Science and Impact Advisory board; UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (Chair of Governance Subgroup); UK Department of Health Emerging Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee (ESBAC); Board of Directors, Roslin Foundation; Scottish Science Advisory Council. She also chaired the Working Party of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics on ‘Biofuels: Ethical Issues’.