Science Summit: Strategy for Excellence
- 08:30 - 16:20
- America Square Conference Centre, London
Nicola Blackwood was first elected to Parliament in 2010 and re-elected in 2015, she is the Member for Oxford West & Abingdon.
Before the General Election, she was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for Energy and Enterprise (2013- 2015) and a key member of the influential Home Affairs Select Committee (2010- 2015). She was also previously Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2010-2013.
In June 2015, Nicola was elected by MPs from all parties to Chair the Science & Technology Select Committee, and is currently overseeing its inquiries into the Science Budget, Big Data, the lessons learnt from the Ebola outbreak last year. The Committee sits at the interface between politicians, the public and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) community and will be a key committee in the 2015- 2020 Parliament.