Participant Detail

Helen Wallace

Deputy Director
Gene Watch UK
The Mill House, Manchester Road
Tideswell Buxton
Derbyshire SK17 8LN
United Kingdom

Fax: 44 0 1298 872531


Dr Helen Wallace is Deputy Director of GeneWatch UK. She is a physicist/mathematician and previously worked as an environmental scientist. Prior to joining GeneWatch she worked for 7 years at Greenpeace UK, specialising in marine pollution issues, particularly radioactivity. She is now responsible for GeneWatch UK's work on human genetics.


GeneWatch UK is a public interest group which aims to ensure that genetic technologies are developed and used in the public interest and in a way which promotes human health, protects the environment and respects human rights and the interests of animals. Our aims include: public involvement in decisions; a balanced and open scientific research agenda; a ban on the patenting of genes; equity in access to benefits and protection from exploitation; laws to prevent genetic discrimination; regulation of genetic testing; a ban on human reproductive cloning and human genetic modification; and more recognition of the importance of socio-economic and environmental factors in disease.


  • Presenter in working group Biomedical Technology and Health
    15 October (during 10:30-12:00): "Genetic 'prediction and prevention': Selling pills, ignoring causes."