What I do
Imran is Head of Public Engagement at the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health by helping great ideas thrive. Imran leads Wellcome’s efforts in involving the public in its work, including bringing community groups, creative organisations, and social innovators into the research and health agenda, and supporting scientists to work directly with members of the public.
Imran is passionate about exploring and improving the relationship between science and society. In previous roles he was Chief Executive of the British Science Association and Director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering. He’s also worked as a science journalist and as a political researcher. He’s a graduate of Oxford University, Imperial College London, and Cass Business School.
Imran’s other roles include serving as a member for the Natural Environment Research Council, the UK’s leading funder of environmental science, and as a trustee of Practical Action, an international development organisation focused on using technology to fight poverty.