Episode 66: The Story of Vivienne Parry OBE and Tomorrow's World 🌍
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If you want to know what Prince Charles says to you as you're appointed Order of the British Empire (OBE), how a liver surgeon and a paediatrician put an ear on a mouse’s back with a 3D cell 'car park,' or what the future of precision medicine and genomics might be... then incredibly, you're in the right place.

This week, James is joined by the inimitable Vivienna Parry OBE. Vivienne is a writer and broadcaster. A scientist by training, Vivienne hosts medical programmes for BBC Radio 4, writes widely on health, presents films, facilitates many high level conferences and trains young researchers.  She has a part time role as Head of Engagement at Genomics England which delivered the 100,000 Genomes Project. She also sits on the board of UK Research & Innovation which is responsible for the strategic spend of the UK’s £7 billion research budget. Many will remember Vivienne from her role as presenter of the BBC TV science programme Tomorrow's World between 1994 and 1997 when she was part of iconic technology breakthroughs that were displayed all around the world.

Not short of an anecdote or two, James and Vivienne discuss Vivienne's career, from breaking thousands of pounds worth of equipment at UCL, through learning her trade women's health organisations, changing tack to broadcasting (blagging an interview with zero experience) and now into precision medicine and genetics. This episode is a must-listen!

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