University of Cambridge Members on Committees of Funding Agencies – June 2020

This list is updated in April/May and October/November each year using publicly available information. Amendments may be sent at any time to

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)

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 Ottoline Leyser (Sainsbury Laboratory)

Exploiting New Ways of Working Strategy Advisory Panel

Professor Kathryn Lilley (Biochemistry)

Agriculture and Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel

Professor Julian Hibberd (Plant Sciences)

Bioscience for Health Strategy Advisory Panel

Professor Jonathan Heeney (Veterinary Medicine)

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

Professor Christine Watson  (Pathology)

Research Committee D: Molecules, cells and industrial biotechnology

Professor Steven Russell (Genetics), Deputy Chair

Dr Heike Laman (Pathology)

Pool of Experts

Professor John Carr (Plant Sciences)

Dr Mark Holmes (Veterinary Medicine)

Professor Sarah Lummis (Biochemistry)

Dr Pietro Mastroeni (Veterinary Medicine)

Dr Juan Mata (Biochemistry)

Dr Helen Mott (Biochemistry)

Dr Jon Simons (Psychology)

Dr Simone Weyand (Biochemistry)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)


Professor Lynn Gladden (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology), Executive Chair

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)


Professor Diane Coyle (POLIS)

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)

MRC Clinical Director

Professor Patrick Chinnery (Clinical Neurosciences)

Strategy Board

Professor Patrick Chinnery (Clinical Neurosciences)

Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith (Genetics)

Professor Nick Wareham (MRC Epidemiology Unit)

Population Health Sciences Group

Professor Nick Wareham (MRC Epidemiology Unit), Chair

Professor Martin White (MRC Epidemiology Unit)

Infection and Immunity Board

Dr Daniela De Angelis (MRC Biostatistics Unit)

Molecular and Cellular Medicine Board

Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith (Genetics), Chair

Professor Berthold Gottgens (CIMR and Haematology)

Neurosciences and Mental Health Board

Professor Patrick Chinnery (Chair) (Clinical Neurosciences)

Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini (Clinical Neurosciences)

Dr Valerie Voon (Psychiatry)

Professor Pradeep Nathan (Psychiatry)

Regenerative Medicine Research Committee

Professor Robin Franklin (Clinical Neurosciences)

Dr Michaela Frye (Genetics)

Clinical Training and Career Development Panel

Professor Paul Lehner (CIMR/Medicine)

Professor Hugh Markus (Clinical Neuroscience)

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

NERC Advisory Network

Dr Marie Edmonds, Department of Earth Sciences

Professor Tom Spencer, Department of Geography

Resource Recovery From Waste AG

Professor Peter Guthrie (Engineering), Chair

Research Council’s Individual Merit Promotion Panel

Professor Mary Fowler (Earth Sciences)

Professor Eric Wolff (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)


Professor Mark Thomson (Physics)

Science Board

Professor Clare Grey (Chemistry), Non-core member

Particle Physics Grants Panel

Dr Matthew Wingate (DAMTP)

Computing Advisory Committee

Dr Debora Sijacki (Astronomy)

Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time

Dr Elme Breedt (Astronomy)

e-MERLIN Steering Committee 

Professor Paul Alexander (Physics)

UK ALMA Oversight Committee

Professor Mark Wyatt (Astronomy), Chair

Physical Sciences and Engineering Advisory Panel

Dr Howard Stone (Materials Science and Metallurgy), Chair

Education, Training and Careers Committee: Fellowships Panel

Dr Christopher Lester (Physics)

Dr Maria Ubiali (Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics)

Wellcome Trust

Cell and Developmental Biology ERG

Dr Frederick Livesey (Biochemistry)

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience ERG

Professor Giovanna Mallucci (Clinical Neurosciences)

Cognitive Neuroscience and Mental Health ERG

Professor James Rowe (Clinical Neurosciences)

Genetics, Genomics and Population Research ERG

Dr George Vassiliou (Department of Haematology)

Immune System in Health and Disease ERG

Professor Clare Bryant (Veterinary Medicine)

Medical Humanities Investigator and Collaborative Award ERG

Dr Lauren Kassell (History and Philosophy of Science)

Molecular Basis of Cell Function ERG

Professor Anne Willis (Pharmacology) 

Pofessor Eric Miska (Gurdon Institute)

Professor Ewa Paluch (PDN)

Our Planet, Our Health Committee 

Dr Tolu Oni (MRC Epidemiology)

Science Interview Panel

Professor Sadaf Farooqi (Clinical Biochemistry)

Interview Committee: Basic Science

Dr Emma Rawlins (Gurdon Institute)

Professor Zoe Kourtzi (Psychology)

Interview Committee: Sir Henry Dale Fellowship

Professor Margaret Robinson (Clinical Biochemistry)

Professor Krishna Chatterjee (Clinical Biochemistry)

Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

Science Committee

Professor Gerard Evan (Biochemistry), Chair

Professor Kevin Brindle (Biochemistry)

Science Committee - Multidisciplinary Expert Review Panel

Professor Kevin Brindle (Biochemistry), Chair

Dr Sarah Bohndiek (Physics)

Professor Ben Simons (Physics)

Pioneer Awards Committee

Professor Greg Hannon (CRUK CI), Chair

Clinical Careers Committee

Professor Phil Jones (MRC Cancer Unit)

Professor Klaus Okkenhaug (Pathology)

Clinical Research Committee

Dr James Brenton (CRUK CI)

Professor Richard Gilbertson (Oncology)

Clinical Research Committee - Clinical Expert Review Panel

Mr Grant Stewart (Surgery)

Clinical Research Committee - Experimental Medicine Expert Review Panel

Professor James Brenton (CRUK CI)

Clinical Research Committee - Clinical Research Monitoring Panel

Dr Charlotte Coles (Oncology)

Early Detection and Diagnosis Committee

Dr Fiona Walter (Public Health and Primary Care)

Population Research Committee – Catalyst Award Panel

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

Population Research Committee - Prevention Expert Review Panel

Dr Jean Adams (MRC Epidemiology Unit)

New Agents Committee

Professor Klaus Okkenhaug (Pathology)

New Investigator Committee

Dr Jason Carroll (CRUK CI), Vice-Chair

Dr Ferdia Gallagher (Radiology)

British Heart Foundation (BHF)

Project Grants Committee

Dr Emanuele Di Angelantonio (Public Health and Primary Care)

Dr Michael Murphy (MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit)

Chairs and Programme Grants Committee

Professor Willem H Oewehand (Haematology)

Fellowships Committee

Professor Christi Deaton (Public Health and Primary Care)

Translational Awards Committee

Dr Andrew Grace (Biochemistry)

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Strategy Board

Professor Martin White (MRC Epidemiology Unit)

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme Boards

Professor Michael L Nicholson (Surgery)

Programme Grants for Applied Research Selection Panels

Professor Jonathan Mant (Public Health & Primary Care)

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

Dr Stephen Barclay (Public Health and Primary Care), Chair

Dr Robbie Duschinsky (Public Health and Primary Care)

Dr Juliet Usher-Smith (Public Health and Primary Care)

Dr Wendi Qian (MRC CBU)

Health Technology Assessment Funding Committee

Professor Peter Hutchinson (Clinical Neurosciences)

Dr Emilio Fernandez-Egea (Psychiatry)

Dr Charlotte Coles (Oncology)

Public Health Research Programme

Professor Martin White (MRC Epidemiology Unit), Programme Director

Royal Society


Professor Andrew Hopper (Computer Science and Technology), Treasurer

Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini (Clinical Neurosciences)

Royal Academy of Engineering

Trustee Board

Professor Stephen Young (Engineering)

Finance Committee

Professor Stephen Young (Engineering)

Membership Commitee: Panel 5 - Transport and Mechanical

Professor Bill Jones (Chemistry)

Membership Committee: Panel 6 - Manufacturing and Design

Professor Ian Hutchings (Engineering)

Membership Committee: Panel 7 - Electrical and Electronic

Professor David Cardwell (Engineering)

Dr Andrew Shields (Engineering)

Membership Committee: Panel 8 - Energy and Power

Professor Julian Allwood (Engineering)

Nominations Committee

Professor Dame Ann Dowling (Engineering), Chair

Dr Andy Harter (Computer Science and Technology)

Remuneration Committee

Professor Dame Ann Dowling (Engineering), Chair

Education and Skills Committee

Professor Richard Prager (Engineering)

Enterprise Committee

Dr Andy Harter (Computer Science and Technology)

MacRobert Award Committee

Professor Sir Richard Friend (Physics), Chair

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Judges

Professor Lynn Gladden (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology)

Royal Historical Society


Dr Sujit Sivasundaram (History)

British Academy


Professor Simon Goldhill (Classics)

Professor Sarah Worthington (Law)

Professor Michael Moriarty (Modern and Medieval Languages)

Investment Management Committee

Professor Sarah Worthington (Law), Chair

Development Board

Professor Sarah Worthington (Law)

Fellowship and Structures Committee 

Professor Helen Cooper (English)

Research and Higher Education Policy Committee

Professor David Feldman (Law)

Projects Committee

Professor David Feldman (Law), Chair

Professor Judith Lieu (Divinity)

Public Policy Committee

Dr Helen McCarthy (History)

Research Awards Committee

Professor Katherine Ellis (Music)

International Engagement Committee

Professor Simon Goldhill (Classics), Chair

Committee for British International Research Institutes

Professor Simon Goldhill (Classics)

Publications and Conferences Committee

Professor David Runciman (POLIS)

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)

Panel Members

Published retrospectively here:

UK Government Departments

Chief Scientific Advisers

Professor John Aston (DPMMS) - Home Office

Academy of Medical Sciences 


Professor Ed Bullmore (Psychiatry)

Professor Patrick Maxwell (School of Clinical Medicine)