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NC3Rs: National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research

Grant assessment panel

Funding Panel members are appointed in a personal capacity for three years, with the possibility of a further one or two years extension. We receive proposals from a wide range of disciplines. Additional members may be co-opted to each Panel, for one year, if additional expertise is required. A full list of current members and when their term ends is given below.

All Funding Panel members are required to declare any private, professional or commercial interests that give rise to, or could give rise to, a conflict of interest as detailed in the UKRI conflicts of interest policy.


Grant Assessment Panel members

Member name Institution Term ends
Professor Christopher George (Chair) Swansea University 2022
Dr Caroline Archer AstraZeneca 2024
Dr Adrian Biddle Queen Mary, University of London 2023
Dr Derek Brazil Queen's University Belfast 2022
Dr Yu-Mei Ruby Chang Royal Veterinary College 2024
Professor Jon Martin Collinson University of Aberdeen 2023
Dr Ian Copple University of Liverpool 2024
Dr Darren Dahly University College Cork, Ireland 2022
Professor Marta García-Fiñana  University of Liverpool 2022
Professor Felicity Gavins Brunel University London 2022
Professor Robert Hindges King's College London 2023
Professor Colin Johnson University of Leeds 2022
Professor Paul Langford Imperial College London 2022
Dr Jessica Martin University of Edinburgh 2023
Dr Pietro Mastroeni University of Cambridge 2022
Professor Amritpal Mudher University of Southampton 2022
Dr Patricia Muller Durham University 2022
Professor Gwendolen Reilly University of Sheffield 2024
Dr Joseph Turner Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 2024
Dr Patrick Varga-Weisz University of Essex 2024
Professor Helen Wheadon University of Glasgow 2023
Professor Stephen Wheatcroft University of Leeds 2024


Co-opted Panel members - Outline stage

Member name Institution Term ends
Dr Yvonne Dombrowski                           Queen's University Belfast                 2022
Professor Neil Vargesson University of Aberdeen


Co-opted Panel member - Full Application stage

Member name Institution Term ends
Dr Emma Blain Cardiff University 2022
Professor Virginia Pensabene University of Leeds 2022