Full Name
Bella Starling
Job Title
Vocal, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Bio
Bella is the Director of Vocal at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Vocal brings together people and health research for mutual benefit.
Bella’s career has spanned neuroscience, stem cell and genetic research, science writing, biomedical ethics, public engagement, patient involvement, and science policy, both as a practitioner and strategic adviser. Her current focus is on public engagement in translational science with a strong emphasis on inclusion: ensuring that research reaches out and listens to diverse parts of society and promotes inclusion, with the aim that the benefits of science and innovation reach those who need them the most. Previously, she has worked in academia, at the Wellcome Trust and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. A Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow, she has also recently become a Professor of Inclusive Research, as awarded by the Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre.
Bella Starling