Ronit PrawerRonit Prawer, MIScT, MRSB, AMIEnvSci

Director, Science and Innovation Network, USA

Ronit Prawer is the Director of the UK Government’s Science and Innovation Network (SIN) for the Eastern USA. SIN is part of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. 

Ronit and her team are tasked with designing and implementing an ambitious strategy to grow and strengthen the bilateral relationship between Great Britain and the United States on research and Innovation.  Ronit is based in the UK Consulate in Cambridge.

Before arriving in the US, Ronit served for three years as the Science Attaché to the British Ambassador in Tel Aviv. There, she established the UK’s first Science Diplomacy projects in the region. Prior to that, Ronit established the Tel Aviv Chapter of the Israel Australia Scientific Exchange Foundation (AISEF); consulted for the Israel Science and Technology Policy Institute (ISTIPI); and cofounded a boutique communications firm focussed on academic communications which sold in 2012. 

Ronit hails from Melbourne, Australia, where she trained in genetics and worked to identify the genes underlying male infertility. In addition to her Genetics qualification, Ronit also holds a degree in English Literature and French from the University of Melbourne.

Twitter: @RonitPrawer