Interview with Julia Sutcliffe

Professor Julia Sutcliffe, was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business and Trade in February 2023.

Previously, she spent 26 years at BAE Systems where she focused on innovation, aerospace, defence and security.

Here she talks about what has inspired and driven her career. This includes the great feats of engineering she saw as a child, the huge potential of the explosion in computer power, and the ability to collaborate with leading experts across many technologies. 

Julia Sutcliffe was interviewed by Jane Bird on 30 June 2023 on Zoom.