Contacting POST

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Houses of Parliament

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7219 2840
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7219 2849

Acting Head

Dr Chandrika Nath x2848

Scientific Advisers

Dr Peter Border (Biology and Health) x2876
Dr Sarah Bunn (Biology and Health) x1860
Dr Lydia Harriss (Physical Sciences and ICT) x8380
Dr Jonny Wentworth (Environment and Energy) x2161
Jack Miller (Environment and Energy) x1159
Dr Abbi Hobbs (Social Sciences) – currently on maternity leave
Dr Caroline Kenny (Social Sciences) x0743
Rowena Bermingham (Social Sciences) x2841
Cassie Barton (Social Sciences) x2210
Dr Sarah Foxen (Social Sciences) x2382

Office Administrators

Yasmin McNeil (Team Manager) x2840
Yanis Toya Fuala (Office Administrator) x5028

Media Information

POST's scientific advisers are happy to provide background information to the media on any of our research topics. Members of the media are welcome to attend POST events and set up interviews with speakers where possible. We can also assist the media in obtaining quotes from and setting up interviews with members of the POST Board.

Staff Changes

POST is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Grant Hill-Cawthorne will be the new Head of POST, set to begin in 2018 (date tbc).

Dr. Hill-Cawthorne is currently Senior Lecturer in Communicable Disease Epidemiology at the Marie Bashir Institute and School of Public Health, University of Sydney. After completing medical training at the University of Cambridge, he set up a laboratory specialising in pathogen genomics in Saudia Arabia. In Sydney he led a research team looking at the use of molecular epidemiology for public health policy. Dr Hill-Cawthorne also coordinated the communicable disease teaching within the School of Public Health and co-developed the Master of Health Security and Master of Global Health degrees.

After getting a taste of science and health policy as the NHS Medical Director's Clinical Fellow to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in 2011–12, he is excited to be returning to both policy and the UK in this new role.

Meet the Head

  • Chandrika Nath

    Chandrika worked at the British Antarctic Survey before joining POST, and has a PhD in high energy physics from Oxford University.

Meet the admin team

  • Yasmin McNeil

    Yasmin McNeil

    Yasmin McNeil is POST's Team Manager.

  • Yanis Toya Fuala

    Yanis Toya Fuala is an Administration and Communications Assistant with POST, as part of an apprentice scheme. He joined in October 2017.