University of Cambridge Members on Committees of Funding Agencies – November 2016

This list is updated in April/May and October/November each year using publicly available information. Amendments may be sent at any time to Dr Gill Rands (Research Strategy Office)

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)


Professor Simon Goldhill (Classics)

Translating Cultures Theme Advisory Group

Professor Simon Franklin (Modern & Medieval Languages)

Science in Culture Theme Advisory Group

Professor Chris Howe (Biochemistry)

Peer Review College

For University of Cambridge membership of the AHRC Peer Review College see their membership list.

Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Exploiting New Ways of Working Strategy Advisory Panel

Dr Gos Micklem (Genetics)

Agriculture and Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel

Professor Julian Hibberd (Plant Sciences)

Research Committee A: Animal disease, health and welfare

Dr Matthias Landgraf (Zoology)

Dr Andrew Welchman (Psychology)

Research Committee B: Plants, microbes, food and sustainability

Dr Martin Welch (Biochemistry)

Research Committee C: Genes, development and STEM approaches to biology

Professor Berthold Gottgens (CIMR, Haematology)

Professor Steven Russell (Genetics)

Professor Christine Watson  (Pathology)

Research Committee E: Fellowships and other personal awards

Professor Steve Oliver (Biochemistry)

Pool of Experts

Dr Mark Holmes (Veterinary Medicine)

Dr Heike Laman (Pathology)

Professor Peter Leadlay (Biochemistry)

Dr Torsten Krude (Zoology)

Dr Helen Mott (Biochemistry)

Professor Lorraine Tyler (Psychology)

Professor Christine Watson (Pathology)

Dr Simone Weyand  (Biochemistry)

Dr Martin Welch (Biochemistry)

Professor James Wood (Veterinary Medicine)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)


Professor Sir Richard Friend (Physics)

Strategic Advisory Network

Professor Alan Hughes (Judge Business School)

Manufacturing the Future SAT

Dr Bill O’Neill (Engineering)

Mathematical Sciences SAT

Professor Arieh Iserles (DAMTP)

Peer Review College

For University of Cambridge membership of the EPSRC Peer Review College see their membership list.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Research Committee

Professor Anna Vignoles (Education)

Peer Review College

For University of Cambridge membership of the ESRC Peer Review College see their membership list.

Medical Research Council (MRC)

Strategy Board

Professor Patrick Maxwell (School of Clinical Medicine)

Population Health Sciences Group

Professor Martin White (MRC Epidemiology Unit)

Training & Careers Group

Professor Sadaf Farooqi (Clinical Biochemistry)

Populations and Systems Medicine Board

Professor Sylvia Richardson (Clinical Medicine)

Professor Sadaf Farooqi (Clinical Biochemistry)

Infection and Immunity Board

Professor Nicholas Gay (Biochemistry)

Molecular and Cellular Medicine Board

Professor Patrick Maxwell (School of Clinical Medicine)

Dr Philip Jones (MRC Cancer Unit)

Professor Colin Taylor (Pharmacology)

Dr Ramanujan Hegde (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)

Neurosciences and Mental Health Board

Professor Patrick Chinnery (Chair) (Clinical Neurosciences)

Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini (Clinical Neurosciences)

Dr Michael Hastings (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)

Population & Systems Medicine Board

Professor Sylvia Richardson (Clinical Medicine)

Professor Sadaf Farooqi (Institute of Metabolic Science/Clinical Biochemistry)

Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme

Dr Helen Lee (Haematology)

Professor Pradeep Nathan (Psychiatry)

Regenerative Medicine Research Committee

Professor Robin Franklin (Veterinary Medicine)

Dr Michaela Frye (Genetics)

Methodology Research Programme Panel

Professor Stephen Sutton (Public Health and Primary Care)

Skills Development Panel

Professor Fiona Matthews (MRC Biostatistics Unit)

Dr Alan Robinson (MRC Mitochondrial Unit)

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Ocean Acidification Programme Advisory Group (AG)

Professor Harry Elderfield (Earth Sciences), Chair

Joint Capital Advisory Group

Professor Simon Redfern (Earth Sciences)

Resource Recovery From Waste AG

Professor Peter Guthrie (Engineering), Chair

Radiocarbon Facility Panel

Dr Tamsin O’Connell (Archaeology & Anthropology)

Science Board

Professor Simon Redfern (Earth Sciences)

Professor William Sutherland (Zoology)

NERC Training Advisory Board (TAB)

Dr Marie Edmonds (Earth Sciences)

Research Council’s Individual Merit Promotion Panel

Professor Mary Fowler (Earth Sciences)

Peer Review College

For University of Cambridge membership of the NERC Peer Review College see their membership list.

Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Science Board

Professor Mark Thomson (Physics), Non-core member

Professor Andy Parker (Physics), Core member

Particle Physics Grants Panel

Dr Matthew Wingate (Physics)

Astronomy Grants Panel: Astronomy Theory

Professor Martin Haehnelt (Astronomy)

e-MERLIN Steering Committee 

Professor Paul Alexander (Astronomy)

UK ALMA Oversight Committee

Professor Mark Wyatt (Astronomy), Chair

Physical Sciences and Engineering Advisory Panel

Dr Howard Stone (Materials Science and Metallurgy)

Education, Training and Careers Committee

Professor David Tong (DAMTP)

Education, Training and Careers Committee: Industrial CASE Studentships Panel

Dr Nicholas Walton (Astronomy)

Wellcome Trust

Cell and Developmental Biology Expert Review Group (ERG)

Professor David Ron (CIMR/Clinical Biochemistry)

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience ERG

Professor Robin Franklin (Veterinary Medicine)

Dr Máté Lengyel (Engineering)

Molecular Basis of Cell Function ERG

Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith (Genetics)

Physiology in Health and Disease ERG

Professor Krishna Chatterjee (Medicine/ Metabolic Science)

Professor Fiona Karet (Medical Genetics)

Cognitive Neuroscience and Mental Health Expert Review Group

Professor Tim Dalgleish (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit)

Professor Richard Henson (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit)

Population and Public Health ERG

Professor Carol Brayne (Public Health and Primary Care)

Medical Humanities Early Career Expert Review Group

Dr Robert Duschinsjy (Clinical Medicine)

Science Interview Panel

Professor Gillian Griffiths (Medicine)

Dr Jan Löwe (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)

Interview Committee: Clinical

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald (MRC Cancer Unit)

Professor Fiona Gribble (Clinical Biochemistry)

Interview Committee: Sir Henry Dale Fellowship

Professor Andrea Brand (Gurdon Institute / Physiology, Development & Neuroscience)

Medical Humanities Investigator and Collaborative Award Expert Review Group

Professor Steven Connor (English)

Joint Global Health Trials Committee

Professor Nigel Unwin (MRC Epidemiology Unit)

Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

Science Committee

Professor Tony Green (CIMR/Haematology), Vice-chair

Professor Kevin Brindle (Biochemistry)

Professor Gerard Evan (Biochemistry)

Pioneer Awards Committee

Dr Helen Lee (Haematology)

Clinical Careers Committee

Professor Tony Green (CIMR/Haematology), Chair

Biomarker Expert Review Panel - no longer information online for this panel

Professor Kevin Brindle (Biochemistry)

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald (MRC Cancer Unit)

Population Research Committee – Catalyst Award Panel

Professor Kay-Tee Khaw

British Heart Foundation (BHF)

Project Grants Committee

Dr Julian Griffin (Biochemistry)

Professor Ziad Mallat (Medicine)

Chairs and Programme Grants Committee

Professor Willem H Oewehand (Haematology)

Fellowships Committee

Professor Chris L-H Huang (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience)

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Programme Grants for Applied Research Selection Panels [2015 membership]

Professor Jonathan Mant (Public Health & Primary Care)

Professor Stephen Sutton (Public Health & Primary Care)

Research for Patient Benefit Programme (East of England Regional Advisory Committee)

Dr James Wason (Pure Maths and Mathematical Statistics/Institute of Public Health/MRC Biostatistics Unit)

Health Technology Assessment Programme

Professor Ian Wilkinson (Medicine), HTA Efficient Study Designs Board

Dr Howard Ring (Psychiatry), Mental, Psychological and Occupational Health Panel

Public Health Research Programme

Professor Martin White (MRC Epidemiology Unit), Programme Director

Leverhulme Trust

Research Awards Advisory Committee

Professor Martin Daunton (History)

Royal Society


Professor Venki Ramakrishnan (MRC LMB and Trinity College), President

Professor George Efstathiou (Astronomy)

Professor Anthony Cheetham (Materials Science and Metallurgy), Treasurer and Vice President

Professor Andrea Brand (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience)

Royal Academy of Engineering


Professor Dame Ann Dowling (Engineering)

Trustee Board

Professor Sir Michael Gregory (Engineering)

Membership Committee

Professor P. John Clarkson (Engineering)

Engineering Policy Committee

Professor P. John Clarkson (Engineering)

Professor Serena Best (Materials Science & Metallurgy)

Medical Bioengineering

Professor Serena Best (Materials Science & Metallurgy)

Enterprise Committee

Professor Andy Hopper (Computer Laboratory)

International Committee

Professor Sir Michael Gregory (Engineering)

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Judges

Professor Lynn Gladden (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology)

Royal Geographical Society


Dr Emma Mawdsley (Geography)

Royal Historical Society


Dr Sujit Sivasundaram (History)

British Academy


Professor Deborah Howard (History of Art)

Professor John Marenbon (Philosophy)

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen (Psychology)

Professor Sarah Worthington (Law)

Professor Ash Amin (Geography)

Professor David Abulafia (History)

Research and Higher Education Policy Committee

Professor Robin Osborne (Classics)

Fellowship and Structures Committee

Professor John Dunn (Politics & International Studies)

Projects Committee

Professor Susan Rankin (Music)

Research Awards Committee

Professor John Marenbon (Philosophy)

Public Policy Fellows Group

Dame Marilyn Strathern (Social Anthropology)

International Engagement Committee

Professor Ash Amin (Geography), Chair

Professor John Bell (Law), Chair of Europe Panel

Professor Peter Kornicki (Asian & Middle Eastern Studies), Chair of East Asia Panel

Committee for British Academy Sponsored Institutes and Societies

Professor David Abulafia (History)

Strategic Communications Committee

Professor Mary Beard (Classics)

Publications Committee

Professor Cyprian Broodbank (Archeology)

Professor Mary Jacobus (CRASSH)

Events and Prizes Committee

Professor Boyd Hilton (History)

Professor John Marenbon (Philosophy)

Professor Norman Hammond (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research)

European Research Council (ERC)

Scientific Council

Professor Athene Donald (Physics)

Professor Christopher Clark (History)

Starting Grant Panel LS3 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014

Professor Daniel St Johnston (Gurdon Institute / Genetics), Member/Chair

Starting Grant Panel LS3 2009, 2010

Dr Julie Ahringer (Gurdon Institute / Genetics)

Starting Grant Panel LS3 2013, 2015

Dr Sarah Bray (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience)

Starting Grant Panel LS6 2012

Professor Gillian Griffiths (CIMR Medicine)

Starting Grant Panel LS6 2010

Professor Duncan Maskell (Veterinary Medicine)

Starting Grant Panel LS8 2009, 2010

Professor Paul Brakefield (Zoology)

Starting Grant Panel PE4 2009, 2010

Professor John Robertson (Engineering)

Starting Grant Panel PE10 2013, 2015

Professor John Pyle (Chemistry)

Starting Grant Panel SH2 2013, 2015

Professor John B. Thompson (Sociology)

Starting Grant Panel SH5 2009, 2010, 2011

Professor Simon Goldhill (Classics), Chair 2011

Starting Grant Panel SH6 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Professor Mary Beard (Classics)

Starting Grant Panel SH6 2010, 2012

Professor Graeme Barker (Archaeology)

Consolidator Grant Panel PE4 2014

David Wales (Chemistry)

Consolidator Grant Panel PE6 2013

Professor Jon Crowcroft (Computer Laboratory)

Systems and Communication Engineering (PE7)

Judith Driscoll (Materials)

Consolidator Grant Panel LS6 2013, 2015

Professor Duncan Maskell (Veterinary Science)

Consolidator Grant Panel SH5 2013

Professor Simon Goldhill (Classics), Chair

Consolidator Grant Panel SH6 2014

Professor Graeme Barker (Archaeology), Chair

Advanced Grant Panel LS5 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

Professor Roger Barker (Clinical Neurosciences), Chair 2011, Chair 2013, Chair 2015

Advanced Grant Panel LS8 2008, 2010, 2012

Professor Nicola Clayton (Experimental Psychology)

Advanced Grant Panel LS8 2009, 2013

Professor Michael Akam (Zoology), Chair 2013

Advanced Grant Panel PE3 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

Professor Daan Frenkel (Chemistry), Chair 2015

Advanced Grant Panel PE9 2008, 2010, 2012

Professor Andrew Fabian (Institute of Astronomy)

Advanced Grant Panel PE9 2009, 2013

Professor Malcolm Longair (Physics)

Advanced Grant Panel PE10 2009, 2011

Professor John Pyle (Chemistry)

Advanced Grant Panel SH3 2013, 2014

Professor Ash Amin (Geography)

Professor Susan Owens (Geography)

Advanced Grant Panel SH4 2009

Professor David Sedley (Classics)

Advanced Grant Panel SH6 2012

Professor Martin Jones (Archaeology)

Marie Curie Fellowship Panel 2012

Professor Mary Beard (Classics)

Synergy Grant Panel 2012

Professor Simon Goldhill (Classics)