Former Trustees

Professor Sir Eric Ash
Professor Sir Eric Ash is an electrical engineer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Academy of Engineering, as well as a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering and of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has held a number of academic and public positions, including that of Rector of Imperial College, Trustee of the Science Museum, and Chair of the Council of the Royal Institution. He is currently a Trustee of the Wolfson Foundation and a Member of the Council of the the University of Surrey.
Dr Martha Fleming
Martha Fleming’s work as an artist has long been concerned with similarities between artistic and scientific research and practice.Beginning with Le Musee des Sciences in 1984 — a large-scale collaborative site work with Lyne Lapointe created in an abandoned
beaux-arts post-office in Montreal — Fleming has been investigating the social, economic and philosophical reasons behind the arbitrated rift between the two fields for some twenty years. She has exhibited in museums and galleries and made site-specific projects on three continents in New York, Madrid, London and Sao Paulo among others. She has been Artist in Residence at the Science Museum (London); Senior Research Fellow at the Leeds School of Art, Architecture and Design; Development Manager at the Royal Society, a Trustee of the Dennis Rosen Memorial Trust; and a judge of the Wellcome Trust sciart awards.She holds an MA from the University of London in the History of the Book, a PhD with Leeds Metropolitan University, and has taught in art schools in Canada, the UK and the USA. She has received a number of awards for her work from the Canada Council for the Arts, Art Matters New York, The Foundation for Sport and the Arts, and is currently a NESTA Fellow (2004-2007).She is a longstanding member of the British Society for the History of Science and the International Association for Word and Image Studies,and has both lectured and published widely.
Professor Lisa Jardine

Lisa is Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London; Honorary Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge Associate, Newnham College, Cambridge; Fellow, Royal Historical Society; Fellow, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce. She is author of many books including “Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution” and “On a Grander Scale: The Career of Christopher Wren”.
Professor Richard Kitney
Professor Kitney is Professor of BioMedical Systems Engineering and Founding Head of the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College, London. Professor Kitney has worked in BioMedical Engineering and Healthcare for the last 25 years. He has published over 200 papers in the fields of biomedical signal and image processing, medical informatics and the general application of computers to healthcare.

He has worked on the study of arterial disease, cardio-respiratory control, biomedical image processing related to magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound, the development of Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS), and 3D visualisation techniques. Professor Kitney has worked extensively in the United States and has been a Visiting Professor at MIT since 1991. He is a Co-Director of the Imperial College-MIT International Consortium for Medical Imaging Technology.

Professor Kitney has been a member of both British Government and European Union committees on the application of Information Technology to healthcare and is involved in the formulation of healthcare policy for the UK and to the EU. He has also been a consultant to a number of international companies.

Professor Kitney was recently made a Fellow of the World Technology network for his innovative work in the fields of health and medicine.

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