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Dr Penny Carmichael
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  • Policy Adviser
  • STEaPP
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Penny joined UCL as a policy advisor for the Department for Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) in April 2019, where she is working with two large EPSRC-funded Hub projects based in the Department of Biochemical Engineering. She is interested in bridging the gap between scientists and policy makers to enable public policy development to be underpinned by evidence.


Prior to joining UCL, Penny was Secretary to the Home Office-sponsored independent advisory committee, the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group and was Senior Advisor to the Forensic Science Regulator’s technical committees. She has also worked as a policy advisor within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where she was concerned with the implementation of UK chemicals strategy through the EU regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).


Penny holds a PhD in Chemistry from University College London and a MSci in Chemistry from the University of Bristol.

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