Dame Angela McLean announced as new UK Government Chief Scientific Advisor

20 February 2023


It was announced today that Dame Angela McLean will be the new GCSA, starting in April. Angela is currently Chief Scientific Advisor at the Ministry of Defence and a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College. Currently, in her one day a week at Oxford, she is a Lead Researcher on the Oxford Martin Programme on Pandemic Genomics and the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease. She co-founded the Oxford Martin School Restatements Project.

The Oxford Martin School's Director Sir Charles Godfray said “This is really excellent news; Angela brings to the job huge expertise as a brilliant research scientist as well as enormous experience of the science-policy interface – she is an inspired choice”.