University of Cambridge Members on Committees of Funding Agencies – May 2017

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

Professor Kathryn Lilley (Biochemistry)

Agriculture and Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel

Professor Julian Hibberd (Plant Sciences)

Research Committee A: Animal disease, health and welfare

Dr Andrew Welchman (Psychology)

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 Sarah Lummis (Biochemistry)

Dr Juan Mata (Biochemistry)

Dr Helen Mott (Biochemistry)

Dr Jon Simons (Psychology)

Dr Simone Weyand (Biochemistry)

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

Professor Andy Neely (Engineering and Institute for Manufacturing)

Mathematical Sciences SAT

Professor Paul Linden (DAMTP)

Physical Sciences SAT

Professor Jeremy Baumberg (Physics)

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)

Grants Assessment Panels

Professor Susan Robertson (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 Chinnery (Clinical Neurosciences)

Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith (Genetics)

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 Anne Ferguson-Smith (Genetics), Chair

Professor Colin Taylor (Pharmacology)

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)

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

Dr Alan Robinson (MRC Mitochondrial Unit)

Clinical Training and Career Development Panel

Professor Paul Lehner (CIMR/Medicine)

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)

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 Clare Grey (Chemistry), Non-core member

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 Observation

Dr Amaury Triaud (Astronomy)

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), Deputy Chair

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 (Wellcome Trust MRC Stem Cell Unit)

Dr Máté Lengyel (Engineering)

Physiology in Health and Disease ERG

Professor Krishna Chatterjee (Medicine/ Metabolic Science)

Cognitive Neuroscience and Mental Health ERG

Professor Tim Dalgleish (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit)

Professor James Rowe (Clinical Neurosciences)

Genetics, Genomics and Population Research ERG

Professor Douglas Easton (Public Health and Primary Care)

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 Ed Bullmore (Psychiatry)

Professor Sadaf Farooqi (Clinical Biochemistry)

Professor Gillian Griffiths (Medicine)

Interview Committee: Clinical

Professor Fiona Gribble (Clinical Biochemistry)

Interview Committee: Sir Henry Dale Fellowship

Professor John Duncan (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit)

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 Gerard Evan (Biochemistry), Chair

Science Committee - Cancer Immunology Expert Review Panel

Professor Gillian Griffiths (Medicine)

Science Committee - Multidisciplinary Expert Review Panel

Dr Sarah Bohndiek (Physics)

Professor Ben Simons (Physics)

Pioneer Awards Committee

Professor Greg Hannon (CRUK CI), Chair

Dr Helen Lee (Haematology)

Clinical Careers Committee

Professor Tony Green (CIMR/Haematology), Chair

Professor Phil Jones (MRC Cancer Unit)

Clinical Research Committee

Dr Ferida Gallagher (Radiology)

Professor Richard Gilbertson (Oncology)

Clinical Research Committee - Clinical Expert Review Panel

Professor Neil Burnet (Oncology)

Dr Helena Earl (Oncology)

Clinical Research Committee - Experimental Medicine Expert Review Panel

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald (Oncology)

Population Research Committee – Catalyst Award Panel

Professor Kay-Tee Khaw (Public Health and Primary Care)

Population Research Committee - Prevention Expert Review Panel

Dr Jean Adams (MRC Epidemiology Unit)

New Investigator Committee

Dr Jason Carroll (CRUK CI), Vice-Chair

Dr Ferida Gallagher (Radiology)

British Heart Foundation (BHF)

Project Grants Committee

Dr Emanuele Di Angelantonio (Public Health and Primary Care)

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)

Translational Awards Committee

Dr Andrew Grace (Biochemistry)

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme Boards

Professor Fiona Gilbert (Radiology)

Programme Grants for Applied Research Selection Panels [2016 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)

Dr Mark Evans (Medicine)

Health Technology Assessment Programme Boards and Panels

Professor Peter Hutchinson (Clinical Neurosciences)

Dr Howard Ring (Psychiatry)

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

Royal Academy of Engineering


Professor Dame Ann Dowling (Engineering)

Trustee Board

Professor Dame Ann Dowling (Engineering)

Membership Committee

Professor P. John Clarkson (Engineering)

Nominations Committee

Professor Dame Ann Dowling (Engineering)

Remuneration Committee

Professor Dame Ann Dowling (Engineering)

Professor Sir Michael Gregory (Engineering)

Education and Skills Committee

Professor Ian Hutchings (Engineering)

Engineering Policy Committee

Professor P. John Clarkson (Engineering)

Professor Serena Best (Materials Science & Metallurgy)

Enterprise Committee

Professor Andy Hopper (Computer Laboratory)

International Committee

Professor Sir Michael Gregory (Engineering)

Research Committee

Professor Bill Milne (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 Sarah Worthington (Law)

Professor Ash Amin (Geography)

Professor David Abulafia (History)

Management Advisory Committee

Professor Sarah Worthington (Law)

Professor Ash Amin (Geography)

Audit Committee

Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill (Classics)

Investment Management Committee

Professor Sarah Worthington (Law)

Development Board

Professor Sarah Worthington (Law)

Research and Higher Education Policy Committee

Professor Robin Osborne (Classics)

Projects Committee

Professor Susan Rankin (Music)

Professor Judith Lieu (Divinity)

Research Awards Committee

Professor John Marenbon (Philosophy)

International Engagement Committee

Professor Ash Amin (Geography), Chair

Professor John Bell (Law), Chair of Europe Panel

Committee for British Academy Sponsored Institutes and Societies

Professor David Abulafia (History)

Strategic Communications Committee

Professor Mary Beard (Classics)

Events and Prizes Committee

Professor Boyd Hilton (History)

Professor Norman Hammond (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research)

Neil Ker Memorial Fund Committee

Dr Teresa  Webber (History)

Stein Arnold Exploration Fund Committee

Professor Dame Caroline Humphrey (Social Anthropology)

Stenton Fund Committee

Dr Neil Jones (Law)

Professor Simon Keynes (English)

European Research Council (ERC)

Scientific Council

Professor Athene Donald (Physics)

Professor Christopher Clark (History)

Chairs of Panels

Professor Daan Frenkel (Chemistry)

Professor Sarah Bray (Physiology, Development and Neurosience)

Panel Members

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