David Banks is the Media and Research Adviser for Scientists for Britain, a group of UK scientists and individuals who are concerned that pro-EU campaigners are misusing science for political gain. David began his career in science working at a laboratory for a pharmaceutical company and later moved into science communications. His communications work has subsequently broadened to include science, tech and finance companies, and he spent four years in the United Arab Emirates.
He was part of a BIS-sponsored project with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations to study how UK science could better represent itself among audiences through more focused communication of its work and results. David spent a year in political communications, advising front-bench spokespeople on communications and research, where he first studied the effects of EU policy.