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Felicity Boardman Biography

Professor Felicity Boardman came to WMS as a research fellow in mixed methods research 2010, having previously completed her masters in social research (with a specialism in health) in 2006, and a PhD in social science at the University of Warwick.

Since then, she has completed two post-doctoral fellowships (Mildred Blaxter Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011-2013) and an ESRC Future Research Leaders Award (2013-2017). She currently holds a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award (2018-2021) and a Wellcome Trust Research Enrichment Award in Public Engagement (2018-2020) and contributes to several other research projects on reproductive health and screening. In 2018, she was appointed an affiliate social scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Research Institute.

Prof Boardman contributes her expertise to various advisory boards, currently sitting on the Foetal, Maternal and Child Health Reference Group of the UK National Screening Committee, as well as the oversight committee of the emerging public dialogue on whole genome sequencing in newborns, led by Genomics England. She has also contributed to advisory groups internationally, including the condition selection panel of the McKenzie’s Mission Pre-Conception Genetic Screening pilot in Australia.

Alongside her research and advisory roles, Prof Boardman contributes to education across the University, acting as pathway lead for Warwick’s Health and Wellbeing Pathway of the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, as module lead for the ESRC DTP module ‘Research Design, Practice and Ethics’, and she also co-leads the mixed methods modules at Warwick. In addition, Felicity contributes to MBChB teaching at WMS, to the new integrated health and medical sciences undergraduate degree, and to interdisciplinary teaching within the University on the Genetics and Society module (IATL), as well as supervising both Masters and PhD students within and beyond the department.