The Scientific and Medical Network Charitable Trust

The Trust is a separate charity set up by George Blaker, one of the founders of SMN. The Trust makes grants to the SMN and also has a specific Blaker Education Fund for the purpose of funding events which benefit young people.


Janine Edge, MA (CANTAB) MSc.
Chairman of the Trustees

Janine is a lawyer, mediator and mentor. Formerly she was a partner of law firm Slaughter and May, Head of its Financial Services Unit and Visiting Fellow in Organisational Psychology at Nottingham Law School. Janine is the founder of the charity TalkingWorks which brings mediation skills into schools, and now advises social enterprises particularly those with a focus on education, sustainability, conflict resolution and mental health. Since 1999, Janine has been a trustee of the Scientific and Medical Network Charitable Trust and became Chairman in 2006.