Dr. Aarathi Prasad is based at University College London where she manages UCL Grand Challenges portfolios focused on technology and culture. Through convening cross-disciplinary research across the university and with local and international partners, her work aims to set the agenda for future research, and research-informed public and policy engagement. Aarathi has a PhD in molecular genetics from Imperial College London. Her post-doctoral work focused on using chemical genetics to identify early therapeutic targets in cancers, and she subsequently worked in the UK Parliament on the passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. She has been a science advisor to the British Council, where she developed international research collaborations and policy, and public engagement in science. She has written and presented science documentaries for the BBC, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel, and is the author of In the Bonesetter’s waiting Room: travels through Indian medicine, as part of Wellcome Collection’s 2016 Tabiyat: Medicine and Healing in India exhibition.