Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome’s Director, says: "I am thrilled that Beth Thompson’s outstanding leadership in policy has been recognised today in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Beth’s determination to bring policy makers, researchers and patients together during negotiations about EU Data Protection Regulation resulted in a solution that allows vital cross-border research to take place while protecting individuals’ privacy.
"Beth is a huge asset to the team at Wellcome and she deserves our warmest congratulations."
Beth leads Wellcome's UK and EU policy and advocacy activities. Our work is focused on ensuring that government policy and law support research and innovation through strong funding for research, access to talented people and regulation that supports science while promoting public trust.