Susie Mitchell is Programme Director at Glasgow City of Science. Susie graduated from St. Andrews University with a BSc Hons in Cell and Molecular Biology. She came to Glasgow in 1996 to complete a PhD in cancer research at the University of Glasgow’s Beatson Institute where she won the Institute's John Paul Award for Research Excellence. She spent five years managing R&D within the NHS in Glasgow and then moved to public health policy for four years. Whilst there she developed a tool aimed at promoting health, equality and human rights in public policy-making. This work, published by the World Health Organisation, was rolled out across the NHS in Scotland. She would then manage equality strategy for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Susie joined Glasgow City of Science in 2013 – a pioneering, multi-sector partnership that aims to drive economic growth and social well-being through creative and collaborative research and innovation programmes. Susie is a Governor on the Glasgow School of Art Board and a Trustee of Scotland’s James Clerk Maxwell Foundation. She presented the Scots that Changed the World Series for the BBC World Service on Scottish scientists and is a professional session vocalist and songwriter. With a passion for creativity and science; she is interested in how multidisciplinary working can generate radical, responsible innovation that tackles societal challenges.