BOARD OF ADVISERS 2016/17
We are fortunate enough to get support and advice from some industry heavyweights. They keep us on our toes and make sure our work is the best it can be. Check out their inspiring profiles below.
Dr Daniel Glaser, Director, Science Gallery London
Dr Daniel Glaser is a neuroscientist who has worked for many years promoting public engagement with science. He is the first pure scientist to be a Man Booker judge. He is Director of Science Gallery London at King’s College London, a new space where art and science collide to be constructed opposite the Shard. Previously he was Head of Engaging Science at Wellcome Trust, commissioning and funding public engagement and arts projects.
Chris Pensa, Founder, Love Art London
Chris is founder & director of Love Art London, a bespoke event agency that curates unique experiences for high profile businesses and their clients. Chris is also founder & director of The House of Graffiti, an organisation that works with the world's leading street artists to design and execute bespoke mural commissions in both domestic and commercial settings. Before launching his own businesses, Chris enjoyed a career as an auctioneer and British Art expert at Sotheby's in London.
Lillian Shapiro, Student Business Advisor, UCL Advances
Lillian Shapiro is Student Business Advisor for UCL Advances, providing advice, guidance and encouragement to UCL students who are seeking to start their own businesses. Lillian joined UCL Advances in October 2010. Until December 2014, Lillian also continued to run her own business acceleration consultancy, AMIBA, which she co-founded in 2001, and previously advised start up businesses as a Prince’s Trust Business Mentor.
Dr Chiara Ambrosio, Lecturer in History & Philosophy of Science, UCL
Chiara is a lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science at UCL. She’s an expert on the interaction and connections between art and science and how this relationship has developed historically- she’s especially interested in the connection between art, science and philosophy. She’s a firm believer in the importance of public engagement, and regularly contributes to initiatives such as the UCL Bright Club.
Tom Doust, Learning, Innovation & Digital Programmes, Institute of Imagination
Tom Doust has spent 15 years dedicating his career to public engagement and participation programmes across the education, cultural and design sectors. He is founder of Pop up Parks, was a 2013 Clore Social Fellow with Nesta, and is co-founder of the social action charity Envision.
Dr Iroise Dumonthell, Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL
Dr Iroise Dumontheil is a Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London, and is a member of both the Centre for Educational Neuroscience and the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development. Her studies combine a variety of methods to study brain and cognitive development including neuroimaging, behavioural assessments, and genetics.
Steven & Gail Timewell, Participants, Beyond Seizures
Stephen and Gail Timewell took part in our first ever project 'Beyond Seizures'. Stephen has had epilepsy for over thirty years and worked with artist Julia Vogl to create our famous installation 'Timewell Timeline'. Stephen also works with Epilepsy Action, writing columns for their magazine. Stephen and Gail bring invaluable insight into the realities of living with a neurological condition, and bring an important perspective to guide our work.