The BIA advocates extensively in the UK, Europe and beyond to ensure that the interests of our members are represented to key policymakers, regulators and stakeholders. We also work collaboratively with other industry groups, charities and academia to present a unified message on shared issues, as well as the importance and strength of life sciences ecosystem in the UK.

Our policy work is guided and informed by input from our nine Advisory Committees, which are crucial mechanisms for highlighting the most relevant issues facing bioscience companies. Committee members include influential experts from across the sector.

For more information on our policy activity in specific areas you can use the navigation on the right-hand side of the screen.

You can find out more about the policy team below in the who’s who section. 

Nicky Edwards

Nicky Edwards

Director of External Affairs

Dr Christiane Abouzeid

Dr Christiane Abouzeid

Head of Regulatory Affairs

Martin Turner

Martin Turner

Head of Policy and Public Affairs , BioIndustry Association

Dr Emma Lawrence

Dr Emma Lawrence

Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Linda Bedenik

Linda Bedenik

Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Rosie Lindup

Rosie Lindup

Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Joe Smale

Joe Smale

Senior Policy and Public Affairs Executive

Herbie Lambden

Herbie Lambden

Policy and Public Affairs Executive