Meeting

7th Open Meeting - 24 June 2020

Last updated: 26 August 2020

In line with government guidance, the Science Council secretariat is unable to invite people to attend the open Science Council meeting ‘in person’.  This meeting will be held virtually with minutes and papers of the open meeting published on the Science Council website.

Video of the meeting

Video of the 7th Science Council meeting 

Minutes

Agenda and papers

10:00 (Item 1) - Welcome and introduction (Sandy Thomas) 

10:10 (Item 2) - Minutes of 6th Council meeting and actions (Sandy Thomas) 

  • Agree minutes from previous open meeting. (Ref. SC7-2a)
  • Secretariat reports progress on actions. (Ref. SC7-2b) 

10:20 (Item 3) - Science Council Chair’s report  

10:35 (Item 4) -  FSA Update

  • General update (Adam Cook) (Ref. SC7-4a) 

  • FSA Horizon Scanning update – COVID-19 (Michelle Patel) (Ref. SC7-4b)

  • COVID-19: Update and impacts (Guy Poppy) (Ref. SC7-4c(s))

11:05 (Item 5) - Working Group 4 

  • Final Report discussion (Patrick Wolfe) (Ref. SC7-5);

  •   Next steps from the FSA Executive (Julie Pierce) 

11:30 - Coffee Break 

11:45 (Item 6) - Working Group 5 (Paul Turner) 

  • Update on progress and next steps. (Ref. SC7-6, SC7-6(s)) 

12:00 (Item 7) - FSA Risk Communication Toolkit (Michelle Patel) 

  • Brief on development. (Ref. SC7-7, SC7-7(s))

12:30 (Item 8) - Update on FSA Scientific Advisory Committees (Sandy Thomas) 

  • Feedback by Council members on participation in SACs (Ref. SC7-8a) 

  • Discussion of Council representation at SACs with new members. (Ref. SC7-8b) 

12:40 (Item 9) - Wrap up and close session (Sandy Thomas) 

12:45 (Item 10) - Questions and comments from the public (Sandy Thomas) 

13:00 - End of Meeting 

Meeting attendees 

(list may be subject to change at short notice) 

Science Council  

  • Sandy Thomas - Council Chair  

  • John O’Brien - Council Member  

  • Paul Turner - Council Member  

  • Patrick Wolfe - Council Member  

  • Sarah O’Brien - Council Member  

  • Claire Nicholson - Council Member  

  • Jonathan Wastling - Council Member 

Advisory Committee on Social Science 

  • Julie Barnett - Advisory Committee for Social Science 

Food Standards Agency   

  • Heather Hancock - FSA Chair 

  • Guy Poppy - FSA Chief Scientific Adviser  

  • Robin May - FSA Chief Scientific Adviser designate 

  • Rick Mumford - Head of Science Evidence and Research 

  • Julie Pierce - Director Openness, Data, Digital, Science and Wales 

  • Adam Cook - Head of Science Strategy, Capability and Research  

  • Chun-Han Chan - Science Council Secretary  

  • Paul A Nunn - Science Council Secretariat Lead  

  • Alisha Barfield - Science Council Secretariat  

  • Michelle Patel - Head of Social Science 

  • Rebecca Sudworth - Director of Policy 

  • Catherine Clarke - Head of Marketing Projects (FSA Comms) 

  • Ben Goodall - FSA Research Co-ordination and Partnerships Lead 

Guests  

  • Sushma Acharya - FSA Allergen Policy 

  • Geoff Owen - PMO Allergy Board 

  • Rachel Elsom - Public Health England 

  • Aisling Jao - FSA Administrative Support (SAC) 

  • Sophie Morris - Private Secretary to the FSA Chair