Clare Matterson

Director of Strategy, Wellcome Trust

Clare Matterson is currently the Chair of the National Forum for Public Engagement with STEM.

At Wellcome Trust, Matterson heads work on strategy, policy, advocacy and education. She also leads grant management and incubates new initiatives.

Previously, she worked as Director of Culture and Society with the Wellcome Trust (2004-2014). She also conceived and headed work for the Wellcome Collection for its first 10 years, a highly acclaimed public venue.

Matterson led the Wellcome Trust’s initiative to set up the National Learning Centre in partnership with the UK Government, aimed at improving science education.