Holly McKenna

Holly McKenna


Holly delivers the BHF Data Science Centre’s communications and events strategy for research and science and contributes to the delivery of HDR UK’s communications strategy.


Holly joined the BHF Data Science Centre in January 2024, after working in the PR and communications teams at Leukaemia UK, Make-A-Wish UK and Meningitis Research Foundation. Despite an MA in Art History, Holly is passionate about science comms and is a member of STEMPRA (Science, Technology, Engineering & Medicine Public Relations Association).

Holly has worked on numerous award-winning communications campaigns, including the successful ratification of the WHO Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030. She lives in Bristol with her dog and two cats, and will show you pictures of them whether you’ve asked or not.