News & Multimedia Manager, Cancer Research UK
Henry Scowcroft studied biochemistry at Oxford University before realizing that the laboratory life wasn’t for him, and got a job as a commissioning editor for a scientific journal. From there, he went on to do a Masters in Science Communication and, after a brief flirtation with science journalism, in 2003 he started working for Cancer Research UK, the UK’s largest fundraising charity. After a spell in the Digital and Science Communications departments, he currently manages a small team of multimedia content producers, creating content for the charity’s communications channels, including social media, and overseeing the charity’s news feed and blog. Scowcroft helped set up the CRUK Science blog in 2007. Now a recipient of several awards and a key feature of the UK science communications landscape, the blog is a central part of CRUK’s research communications strategy, and is widely read by patients, researchers and the general public.