Síle Lane is head of international campaigns and policy at Sense about Science, an independent charity that challenges the misrepresentation of evidence in public life.
Síle leads Sense about Science’s current campaigns which include AllTrials, a global campaign for the registration and reporting of all clinical trials and Ask for Evidence, a public campaign to help people request for themselves the evidence behind news stories, marketing claims and policies. Síle was one of the original founders of the AllTrials campaign, alongside Ben Goldacre, growing it from a simple petition to a high profile, worldwide campaign. In 2016 she gave the keynote speech at TEDxMadrid, “The Hidden side of Clinical Trials”. Síle previously coordinated the Libel Reform campaign which called for reform of the libel laws to protect open scientific discussion which led to the passing of the Defamation Act 2013.
Síle is passionate about science communication and spends a lot of time helping researchers, regulators, policymakers, companies and NGOs to talk about science and evidence openly, humanly and without stigma and intimidation.
Prior to joining Sense about Science in 2009, Síle was a post-doctoral researcher at Imperial College London working on stem cells.