Dr Roger Highfield

Roger Highfield

MRC Council member

Roger Highfield

Roger Highfield

Roger Highfield is the Director of External Affairs at the Science Museum Group and Visiting Professor of Public Engagement at the Dunn School, University of Oxford.

Previously, Roger was the Editor of New Scientist magazine between 2008 and 2011 and the Science Editor of The Daily Telegraph between 1988 and 2008. Roger has also written seven books, including two bestsellers, and contributed to various publications, including Wired, Mosaic, Observer, Esquire, Sunday Times, Guardian, Evening Standard and the Economist..  

Roger is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, won the Royal Society’s Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar prize in 2012 and over the decades has garnered various awards for journalism, notably a British Press Award.