Fiona Fox (press officer)
12 November 1964 |
|Alma mater||Polytechnic of Central London|
|Employer||Science Media Centre
Equal Opportunities Commission
|Known for||Science Media Centre|
Fox started her career[when?] at Thames Polytechnic as an assistant PR officer. From there she worked for six years at the Equal Opportunities Commission where she became a senior press officer, followed by two years running the media operation at the National Council for One Parent Families.
She has been accused of genocide denial in relation to a report she wrote in 1995 for the magazine Living Marxism on the violence in Rwanda. She wrote this article using the pseudonym 'Fiona Foster'.
Fiona was born (1964) into an Irish Catholic family in Mancot, North Wales, the younger sister of Claire (born 1960) and Gemma (born 1963, adopted into Fox family in 1964). She is a supporter of Celtic F.C. and is married to political commentator and teacher Kevin Rooney. Their son, Declan, was born in 1999. They live in London. Fox has cystic fibrosis.
- "FOX, Fiona, (Mrs Kevin Rooney)". Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press.(subscription required)
- Callaway, E. (2013). "Science media: Centre of attention: Fiona Fox and her Science Media Centre are determined to improve Britain's press. Now the model is spreading around the world". Nature. 499 (7457): 142. doi:10.1038/499142a.
- "No. 60534". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 2013. p. 10.
- Chemistry World: Comment: Playing fast and loose with science (November 2006) - Following the release of the WWF report ‘Chain of contamination: the food link’, John Henry and Fiona Fox comment on the study, and its coverage in the media
- Chemistry World: Nanotech - The Next Controversy alike GM? (February 2004)
- On Science and the Media: Fiona Fox's blog
- LobbyWatch profile of Fox
- Chris McGreal, "Genocide? What genocide?", The Guardian, 20 March 2000
- Turner, Jenny (8 July 2010). "Who Are They?: Jenny Turner reports from the Battle of Ideas". London Review of Books. 32 (13): 3–8. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
- Sunday Times: Relative Values Claire and Fiona Fox, sisters (May 2006) - An interview with Claire and Fiona Fox