PEOPLE

  • Simon Wilde

    Communications consultant

    Genomics England

    Simon is an experienced policy and communications professional, having spent nearly 2 decades working for some of the UK’s leading science and health organisations. His experience ranges from developing public exhibitions on DNA at Kew Gardens to briefing MPs on human embryo research. He’s headed the communications team at the Health Research Authority, external communications at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and public affairs at the Medical Research Council (MRC). He was the NHS’s first research communications specialist, at Hammersmith Hospital in west London, after starting his career at the bioscience research council BBSRC. A seasoned Debating Matters judge, Simon spends his spare time buying power tools and shouting at the telly.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Championship: Salford 2018

DEBATE: HS2

Championship: Liverpool 2018

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Championship: Liverpool 2018

DEBATE: Vegetarianism

Championship: Liverpool 2018

DEBATE: Prison violence

Qualifying Round: Croydon 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Qualifying Round: Croydon 2015/16

DEBATE: The BBC

Regional Final: South 2014/15

DEBATE: Assisted Dying

Regional Final: South 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: East Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: East Yorkshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Qualifying Round: Hackney 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

Qualifying Round: Hackney 2014/15

DEBATE: European Union

Qualifying Round: Ealing 2013/14

DEBATE: Smart Drugs

Qualifying Round: Ealing 2013/14

DEBATE: Green Energy

Qualifying Round: Ealing 2012/13

DEBATE: Energy Futures

Qualifying Round: Ealing 2012/13

DEBATE: Boozy Britain

Regional Final: London & South 2011/12

DEBATE: Organ Donation

Regional Final: London & South 2011/12

DEBATE: London Olympics

Qualifying Round: North London 2011/12

DEBATE: Public Health

Qualifying Round: North London 2011/12

DEBATE: Burqa bans

Regional Final: London & South 2010/11

DEBATE: Wikileaks

Regional Final: London & South 2010/11

DEBATE: Healthy Behaviour

Qualifying Round: North London 2010/11

DEBATE: Monarchy

National FInal: National Final 2008/09

DEBATE: GM Crops

Qualifying Round: East London 2008/09

DEBATE: Private Lives

Qualifying Round: East London 2008/09

DEBATE: Space Exploration

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 6 December:
Leeds NHS Digital Debating Competition at Thackray Medical Museum

Thursday 17 January:
Southampton Championship at Solent University in partnership with NATS

Wednesday 13 February:
Kent Championship at MidKent College



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