Biomedical sciences

Andrew Holding

Member since 2023

Occupation: Lecturer at University of York
Phone number: (+44) 190 432 8700

I see the Young Academy as an opportunity to promote evidence-based policy and unlock the societal benefits that scientific achievements can bring.


Andrew Holding is a cancer-focused academic and award-winning science communicator. He leads a research team at the University of York. Together they look to understand the impact of steroid hormones on cancer patients. This research is hugely important because steroid hormones are both produced naturally by the body and are essential medications to treat the symptoms of cancer.

Andrew combines his research with a passion for public engagement, covering everything from sharing the latest findings directly with patients to on-stage events. At the heart of everything is a desire to connect and engage with wider audiences. He has won multiple awards for his work and appeared on TV and radio sharing his enthusiasm for science. With over a decade of involvement in science communication experience, Andrew has grown his audiences and picked up a wide range of skills along the way that he loves to share with others.


  • AI (Artificial Intelligence) and data
  • Climate change
  • Critical thinking skill development in education
  • Cross-cultural and international education
  • Engaging under-represented audiences
  • Evidence based governance
  • Long-term health conditions
  • Open data
  • Public Health messaging
  • Research culture
  • Research translation