University of Cambridge Members on Committees of Funding Agencies – November 2015

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)

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

Leadership, Governance and Management Strategic Advisory Committee

Dr Jonathan Nicholls (Registrary)

Research Councils UK (RCUK)

Public Engagement with Research Panel

Dr Carenza Lewis (Archaeology)

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Translating Cultures Theme Advisory Group

Professor Simon Franklin (Modern & Medieval Languages)

Science in Culture Theme Advisory Group

Professor Chris Howe (Biochemistry)

Care for the Future Theme Advisory Group

Dr Carenza Lewis (Archaeology)

Peer Review College

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

Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)


Professor Sir David Baulcombe (Plant Sciences)

Exploiting New Ways of Working Strategy Advisory Panel

Dr Gos Micklem (Genetics)

Agriculture and Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel

Professor Julian Hibberd (Plant Sciences)

Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Strategy Advisory Panel

Professor Alison Smith (Plant Sciences)

Research Committee A: Animal disease, health and welfare

Dr Susan Ozanne (Clinical Biochemistry)

Matthias Landgraf (Zoology)

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)

Research Committee E: Fellowships and other personal awards

Dr Ian Furner (Genetics)

Pool of Experts

Professor Peter Leadlay (Biochemistry)

Dr Torsten Krude (Zoology)

Professor Lorraine Tyler (Psychology)

Professor Christine Watson (Pathology)

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)

Professor Steven Ley (Chemistry)

Manufacturing the Future SAT

Dr Bill O’Neill (Engineering)

Research Infrastructure SAT

Professor Mike Payne (Physics)

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)

The Global Health Group (GHG)

Professor John Danesh (Public Health and Primary Care)

Population Health Sciences Group

Professor Martin White (MRC Epidemiology Unit)

Populations and Systems Medicine Board

Professor John Danesh (Public Health and Primary Care)

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)

Neurosciences and Mental Health Board

Dr James Rowe (Clinical Neurosciences)

Clinical Training and Career Development Panel

Professor Kenneth Smith (CIMR Medicine)

Population & Systems Medicine Board

Professor John Danesh (Public Health & Primary Care)

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

Non-Clinical Training and Career Development Panel

Professor Colin Taylor (Pharmacology)

Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme

Dr Helen Lee (Haematology)

Professor Pradeep Nathan (Psychiatry)

Regenerative Medicine Research Committee

Professor Robin Franklin (Veterinary Medicine)

Methodology Research Programme Panel

Professor Stephen Sutton (Public Health and Primary Care)

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Ocean Acidification Programme Advisory Group (AG)

Professor Harry Elderfield (Earth Sciences), Chair

Resource Recovery From Waste AG

Professor Peter Guthrie (Engineering), Chair

Radiocarbon Facility Panel

Professor Graeme Barker (McDonald Institute / Archaeology & Anthropology), Chair

Dr Tamsin O’Connell (Archaeology & Anthropology)

Science and Innovation Strategy Board

Professor Simon Redfern (Earth Sciences)

Professor William Sutherland (Zoology)

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)

Projects Peer Review Panel

Professor Stafford Withington (Physics)

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: Fellowships Panel

Dr Mark Wyatt (Astronomy)

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)

Pathogen Biology and Disease Transmission ERG

Professor Geoffrey Smith (Pathology)

Physiology in Health and Disease ERG

Professor Krishna Chatterjee (Medicine/ Metabolic Science)

Professor Fiona Karet (Medical Genetics)

Population and Public Health ERG

Professor Carol Brayne (Public Health and Primary Care)

Interview Panel

Professor Randall Johnson (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience)

Interview Committee: Basic Science

Professor Paul Fletcher (Psychiatry)

Interview Committee: Clinical

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald (MRC Cancer Unit)

Professor Fiona Gribble (Clinical Biochemistry)

Collaborative Awards Committee

Professor Gillian Griffiths (CIMR, Medicine)

Professor Stephen Jackson (The Gurdon Institute)

Interview Committee: Sir Henry Dale Fellowship

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

Professor Peter Leadlay (Biochemistry)

Seeding Drug Discovery Committee

Professor Peter Leadlay (Biochemistry)

Research Resources Funding Committee

Professor Susan Golombok (Psychology/Centre for Family Research)

Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

Science Committee

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

Professor Kevin Brindle (Biochemistry)

Professor Gerard Evan (Biochemistry)

Professor Steve Jackson (Gurdon Institute / Biochemistry)

Clinical Careers Committee

Professor Tony Green (CIMR/Haematology), Chair

Drug Discovery Committee

Professor Tony Kouzarides (Gurdon Institute / Pathology), Vice-chair

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

Professor Kevin Brindle (Biochemistry)

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald (MRC Cancer Unit)

Cancer Immunology Review Panel

Professor Gillian Griffiths (CIMR, Medicine)

Multidisciplinary Expert Review Panel

Professor Dame Athene Donald (Physics)

Professor Ben Simons (Physics)

British Heart Foundation (BHF)

Project Grants Committee

Dr Julian Griffin (Biochemistry)

Professor Ziad Mallat (Medicine)

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 Stephen Barclay (Public Health & Primary Care)

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

Professor Andrea Brand (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience)

Professor Dame Athene Donald (Physics)

Professor Ottoline Leyser (Sainsbury Laboratory)

Royal Academy of Engineering


Professor Dame Ann Dowling (Engineering)

Trustee Board

Professor Sir Michael Gregory (Engineering)

Membership Committee

Professor Richard Penty (Engineering)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

Professor John Pyle (Chemistry)

Starting Grant Panel SH2 2013

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)

Consolidator Grant Panel LS3 2013

Professor Ottoline Leyser (Sainsbury Laboratory)

Consolidator Grant Panel LS6 2013

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)