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Mike Galsworthy
Born Michael John Galsworthy
Nationality British
Occupation Visiting Researcher London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Known for Co-founder of Scientists for EU and Healthier IN the EU
Academic background
Alma mater King's College London
Thesis A psychometric and quantitative genetic study of cognitive task performance in a heterogeneous stock (hs) population of MUS musculus (2003)
Academic work
Main interests Behaviour Genetics

Mike Galsworthy is the co-founder of Scientists for EU and Healthier IN and a media commentator about the effects of Brexit on the scientific community in the United Kingdom.[1][2] He is currently a visiting researcher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and was previously Senior Research Associate in the Department of Applied Health Research, University College London (UCL).


Galsworthy gained his PhD in Behaviour Genetics from the King's College London in 2003.[3][4]


Galsworthy has worked for ten years in Switzerland and Slovenia, returning to London in June 2012. He has been a Senior Research Associate at the UCL since July 2012,[5] and a Visiting Researcher at the LSHTM.[6][7]

Scientists for EU and Healthier IN the EU[edit]

On 8 May 2015, the day after the UK general election 2015,[8] Galsworthy co-founded pro-European Union (EU) research advocacy group Scientists for EU[9][10] with fellow doctor Rob Davison.[11][12]

In a notice posted on the research section of the European Commission on 6 October 2017, UK researchers were informed that if the UK does not agree on a new science cooperation arrangement with Brussels after it leaves the EU in March 2019, they will not receive any more EU funding or will have to leave existing projects. The statement regarding Horizon 2020 funding said, "If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to be eligible to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project on the basis of Article 50 of the grant agreement."[13] Galsworthy said the notice, "Will cause immediate uncertainty from UK applicants [for Horizon 2020 funding] and from applicants who were thinking of including UK partners."[9]

Galsworthy also co-founded Healthier IN the EU[12] which in 2016 wrote an open letter printed in The Times entitled The benefits to the NHS of staying in the EU.[14]

Selected bibliography[edit]


  1. ^ Galsworthy, Mike (24 December 2015). "Convinced by arguments to leave the EU? Consider the damage a Brexit would do to British science". The Independent. Retrieved 16 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Galsworthy, Mike (1 June 2016). "In a world of cross-border cooperation, Brexit will harm the UK". New Scientist. Retrieved 16 July 2018. 
  3. ^ Galsworthy, Michael John (2003). An ethnographic study of lunchtime experiences in primary school dining rooms (PhD thesis). King's College London. 
  4. ^ "Mike Galsworthy: Doctor and founder of Scientists for EU". The Convention. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  5. ^ Staff writer (17 July 2013). "Spotlight on Mike Galsworthy". UCL News. University College London. Retrieved 12 July 2018. This week the spotlight is on Dr Mike Galsworthy, Senior Research Associate in the Department of Applied Health Research (DAHR) 
  6. ^ LSHTM Communications Team (19 April 2013). "European Commission must innovate to get value from €70 billion science funding programme". London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Wilsdon, James (14 July 2016). "Six leading scientists give perspectives on UK science after Brexit". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "Who we are". Scientists for EU. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  9. ^ a b Kelly, Éanna (11 October 2017). "UK scientists told: in no-deal Brexit scenario they will have to leave EU research projects". Science Business. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  10. ^ Chaffin, Joshua (9 December 2016). "Britain's Europhiles splinter into dozens of grassroots movements". Financial Times. Retrieved 12 July 2018. (Subscription required (help)). ...Scientists for the EU has emerged as a social media champion... Scientists for the EU has more than 173,000 Facebook followers. 
  11. ^ Fletcher, Martin (30 May 2018). "Inside the headquarters of Britain's anti-Brexit brigade". New Statesman. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  12. ^ a b Lynskey, Dorian (28 April 2018). "'It's not a done deal': inside the battle to stop Brexit". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
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  13. ^ "Participant Portal H2020 Online Manual". European Commission. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  14. ^ Galsworthy, Mike; et al. (4 April 2016). "The benefits to the NHS of staying in the EU". The Times. Retrieved 16 July 2018. (Subscription required (help)).  Subscription free copy of the text and signatories.

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