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Matt Burnett

Head of Science and Technology

Matt Burnett joined Onward as the Head of Science and Technology in March 2022. He has previously worked for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, US Department of Energy, University of Cambridge and for Murdo Fraser MSP in the Scottish Parliament. He holds a degree in Global Affairs from Yale and degrees in Microbiology and Biological Engineering from Sheffield University.

If the UK is to be a “science superpower”, we need to rethink our strategy for science.

Matt Burnett, Onward's Head of Science and Technology and lead author of new report 'Rocket Science', wrote an op-ed for City AM on the report's findings.