Dr Chandrika Nath is Deputy Director of the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), an office of both Houses of Parliament providing UK parliamentarians with independent, objective analysis of a wide range of public policy issues with a basis in science and technology. Dr Nath specialises in the physical sciences, defence and security, and telecommunications. She also oversees POST’s work on international development, and manages POST’s capacity building work in Africa, which aims to help African parliamentarians and staff build their skills in accessing and using evidence. Before joining POST in 2002, Dr Nath worked at the British Antarctic survey in Cambridge, UK. She has a doctorate in high-energy physics from Oxford University.