Ellen Raphael

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[Ellen Raphael

of Sense About Science a project linked to the LM network]]

Ellen Raphael is associated with the libertarian anti-environmental LM network.She is the Assistant Director of the controversial pro-GM lobby group Sense About Science. The Director is Tracey Brown.

Raphael has a Masters degree from the University of Kent, Canterbury (UKC). While there she wrote an article for the magazine LM (formerly Living Marxism)[1] to which Brown, who also studied at UKC where she was a research associate of the sociologist Frank Furedi, has also contributed. All three are part of what might be termed the Living Marxism network.

Both Brown and Raphael, prior to working for Sense About Science, worked for the PR company Regester Larkin, which numbers several biotech corporations amongst its clients. One of Raphael's colleagues was former Monsanto man, Harry Swan. Prior to Regester Larkin, Raphael worked for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service whose current Chief Executive is Ann Furedi, the wife of Frank Furedi.

The phone number for Sense About Science is shared by the 'publishing house' Global Futures another project of the LM network. According to the Charity commission [2] the contact person for Global Futures at the time was Raphael:

Charity Correspondent ELLEN RAPHAEL
P O BOX 138
ME13 8LW
Email Address eraphael@clara.co.uk
Website Address www.futureproof.org

Global Futures' two trustees, Phil Mullan and Michael Fitzpatrick, were both regular contributors to LM and are, like Frank Furedi, core members of the LM network. Fitzpatrick is also on the Board of Trustees of Sense About Science. Mullan is the registrant of the Spiked-online website. Spiked was at that stage edited by Mick Hume the former editor of LM.

Raphael was among those who helped Tony Gilland organise the Institute of Ideas ' Genes and Society Festival. The IoI is another project of the LM network. She also assisted Bill Durodie in organising a conference on communicating about terrorism at the Royal Institution. As with the Genes and Society Festival, the series of speakers, like Frank Furedi, and session chairs, like Fiona Fox, who had long-term LM connections, were not identified as such to fellow participants.