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Dr Kath Bainbridge is Head of Genomics Science and Emerging Technologies at the Department for Health and Social Care.
Kath’s remit includes genomics science policy, sustainable policy on genetics and insurance, advanced therapies and rare diseases policy. All these areas benefit from cross sector working with NIHR, the academic community, third sector and think tanks to ensure an approach to evidence-based policy making in government with a strong focus on the political, ethical, social, legal, technological and environmental implications.
Kath has held a number of policy, strategy and delivery roles in government departments and in scrutiny roles for Parliament and the Independent Commission for Aid Impact. Her PhD is in Developmental Genetics from the University of York.