Rosie has a particular interest in promoting consumer knowledge and safety in relation to food and health, alongside supporting high quality research and effective regulation.
She is currently a Non-Executive Board Member of Public Health England, and the General Optical Council, and Chair of a Research Ethics Committee (Health Research Authority). She has further non-executive experience including positions as a Non-Executive Director, Human Tissue Authority (2010-16) and at a NHS Primary Care Trust (2004-2012). She was an External Reviewer for the Clwyd-Hart Review of NHS Complaints Handling (2013) and also worked with NHS London to develop the award-winning myhealthlondon site. Between 2003-2016 she held roles at the Food Standards Agency including as the Consumer Member, Advisory Committee on Microbiological Safety of Food, Consumer Advisory Panel, and on the Antimicrobial Resistance, Campylobacter and Eggs Working Groups, and was the Consumer Member, Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food and Consumer Products.
Previously she worked in the publishing/media sector in sales and marketing roles in the UK and Africa/S Asia (Macmillan, Oxford University Press, News International) and was Commercial Director, Dr Foster Ltd and has a degree in chemistry.
Paid employment, office or profession
Non-Executive Board Member, Public Health England.
Consumer member, National Institute of Health Research funding board (themed calls)
Chair, Research Ethics Committee – Camden and Kings Cross (Health Research Authority)
Directorships, whether paid or not
Any business, professional or public activities or interests that provides a regular source of income, recognition or some other benefit
My parents run an arable and beef farm in Hertfordshire. My brother takes a management role in this.
Membership of public bodies, trusteeship of a charity or other public or private trust, or membership, role or affiliation to clubs or organisations
Trustee, Book Aid International
Trustee and Council Member, General Optical Council