Posted on 03/07/2012
BSc Zoology, 1978 Bedford College
Vivienne Parry is a science broadcaster and writer. Parry hosts medical programmes for Radio 4, writes widely on health, presents films, facilitates many high level conferences and debates and trains young researchers. She also has a part time role as head of engagement at Genomics England which is delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project. Parry has presented Britain's best known TV science programme, Tomorrow's World, reported for the BBC's flagship current affairs programme, Panorama, and been the columnist of the UK's once biggest selling tabloid newspaper, The News of the World. A scientist by training, Vivienne writes and presents a wide range of programmes for BBC Radio 4, including the award winning series, Am I normal and Inside the Ethics Committee. She is a frequent pundit for Five Live and many TV and radio shows, and a prolific writer for a variety of newspapers, including The Times, Mail on Sunday, The Guardian, Sunday Mirror, Daily Mirror and The Sun, and magazines such as Saga, Good Housekeeping and Woman's Own. Her book The Truth about Hormones was shortlisted for the Aventis Science Prize.