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Dr Kath Bainbridge

Head of Genomic Science and Emerging Technologies, Department for Health and Social Care

Dr Kath Bainbridge

Bio: Kath’s remit includes genomics science policy, sustainable policy on genetics and insurance, advanced therapies and rare diseases policy, including the UK Rare Diseases Framework. All these areas benefit from cross sector working with a wide range of stakeholders across the rare diseases community, delivery partners and research partners including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), to ensure an approach to evidence-based policy making in government with a strong focus on the political, ethical, social, legal and technological implications.

Kath has a PhD in genetics from the University of York and worked as a research scientist before joining the civil service. She has worked in science, policy, strategy and regulatory roles across several government departments and in scrutiny roles for Parliament and the Independent Commission for Aid Impact.

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