Lawrence McGinty

Chair / Former ITV News Science Editor
@ Medical Journalists' Association

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  • Bio

Lawrence joined ITV News as science editor in 1987. In 2000 he was a member of the reporting team covering the Mozambique floods. The team was subsequently awarded an Emmy, the American equivalent of an Oscar, for Best International News Coverage.

Lawrence’s reports have included extensive analytical coverage of the Challenger, Zeebrugge and Chernobyl disasters as well as coverage of many topical medical issues, such as AIDS and the links between CJD and BSE.

His early career was spent in the Department of Control Engineering at Sheffield University (1970-1972), having obtained a degree in Zoology at Liverpool University. In 1973 he became assistant editor of Chemistry in Britain, the monthly magazine of the Royal Chemical Society. From 1974 to 1982 he worked at New Scientist.

  • My Upcoming Events

  • Mental Health: Supporting NHS Workforce Resilience

    • 20-04-2021
    • 08:30 - 15:10
    • The Studio, Manchester