Mark Henderson is Head of Communications at the Wellcome Trust and Editorial Director of Mosaic. He joined the Trust in January 2012 after 15 years at the Times, where he was Science Editor.
At the Times, Mark was instrumental in founding Eureka, the newspaper’s monthly science magazine, and developed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading science journalists. He won several awards for his journalism: three prizes from the Medical Journalists’ Association, the Royal Statistical Society’s prize for statistical excellence in journalism, and the European Best Cancer Reporter prize from the European School of Oncology.
His latest book, The Geek Manifesto: Why science matters, which explores the relationship between science and politics, was published by Bantam Press in May 2012. His first book, 50 Genetics Ideas You Really Need to Know, was published in 2009.
Work published elsewhere
The Geek Manifesto: Why science matters
Exploring the relationship between science and politics.
50 Genetics Ideas You Really Need to Know
Introducing the most important concepts in modern genetics.
Human genome sequencing: the real ethical dilemmas
While many of the dystopian predictions of human genome sequencing have proved alarmist, there are some real questions to be addressed. Science alone cannot provide the answers.
The future of cancer, as told through the story of Renee
This Times feature, which won the European School of Oncology Best Cancer Reporter prize, explored the promise of genetically targeted cancer therapy.
Using the tools of science to improve social policy
When drugs are launched, we expect rigorous testing, yet with government strategy we rely on anecdote or public mood when empirical study could offer better results.