Dr Frances Downey

Frances DowneyOrganisation

The Royal Society

Job title

Senior Policy Adviser


Frances Downey currently leads the research culture programme at the Royal Society. This is a programme of work that seeks to embed a culture of research that will support the science community and the scientific endeavour looking forward to 2035. Previously she worked at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (formerly Department of Energy and Climate Change) on projects ranging from the Smart Meter Implementation Programme to the Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot. Prior to that she worked in policy roles at Sense About Science and the Royal Academy of Engineering. After finishing her PhD she also worked as a Research Associate at Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics.