Hilary Newiss

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In August 2011 "Hilary Newiss joins the Board of The Francis Crick Institute as an independent director and trustee. She is currently deputy chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Appeals Committee, a member of the National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care, a non-executive director and trustee of The Roslin Foundation, the legal member of the Animal Procedures Committee and deputy chair of the Development Board, Somerville College, Oxford....

"The Francis Crick Institute, due to open in 2015, is a charity founded by the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust and UCL (University College London). It will be a world-class medical research centre with a strong national role — training scientists and developing ideas for public good. Hilary Newiss was formerly a partner and Head of Intellectual Property in the law firm Denton Hall, now SNR Denton. She qualified as a solicitor in 1981. In 2000, she retired from full time practice as a lawyer and has since served on a number of public bodies in the ethics, legal and scientific research field, including the Human Genetics Commission, the Ethics and Governance Council of Biobank UK, and the Intellectual Property Advisory Commission." [1]

She is married to Peter Bazalgette.


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  1. crick.ac.uk Hilary Newiss, organizational web page, accessed September 17, 2012.