Dame Kate Bingham DBE, Former Chair of the vaccine task force, reflects on her previous role, the need for more women in engineering and why she supports NMITE.
An NMITE interview with Dame Kate Bingham DBE; Kate talks about her experiences and inspirations of chairing the UK Vaccine Task Force (VTF), shares her well-crafted views on the need for more women in engineering, bestows the appeal and beauty of Herefordshire and shares valuable insight as to why NMITE really will fuel the future of work ready engineers.
Describing leading the VTF as “manic but great fun” and a “heroic and astonishing collaboration between industry, academia, governments, regulators, scientists and manufacturing”, Kate explains how virtual meetings helped enormously in terms of running the programme. Her team, many of whom she has still yet to meet, set a record in terms of time taken from the date the original virus or pathogenic agent was identified to the point at which a vaccine was approved. The previous record was for measles, identified in 1953 with a vaccine being approved in 1963.
Watch now for the full interview with Dame Kate Bingham DBE.