Welsh Government

Programme and Management Contacts

Programme Management Team – via SER CMYRU 

COMMITTEES AND PANELS

Independent Evaluation Panel: This will function in a similar manner to a research board of a national Research Council and all scientific decisions will be made on the basis of merit, as assessed by peer review, with no ministerial or civil service input.  Members of the scientific and business community will be asked to consider fellowship applications once yearly in the first three years of the five year SIRCIW. The panel was recruited through an open and transparent competition.

Membership is given in the table below.  This Panel will ensure compliance with strict governance protocols, in line with the guidelines followed by UK Research Councils, and pay particular attention to appropriately addressing conflicts of interest.  Each panel member will act as rapporteur for one or more proposals at the panel meeting, giving their comments and scores on each. 

 

Dr

Wendy Ewart

Chair, Independent Consultant in Biomedicine, former Deputy CEO, MRC

Professor

Graham Davies

Emeritus Professor, UNSW, Australia

Professor

Wayne Powell

Coleg Gwledig Yr Alban, Caeredin

Professor

Peter McGuffin

Emeritus Professor, King's College London

Professor, Sir

John Enderby

Emeritus Professor, Bristol University

Professor

Alan Palmer

Entrepreneur and Visiting Professor (UCL & Reading)

Professor

Robert Beynon

Head of Dept of Biochemistry, University of Liverpool

Professor

Marlene Sinclair

Professor of Midwifery, Ulster University

Professor

Xiao Yun Xu

Professor, Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

Professor

David Toll

Professor, School of Engineering and Computer Sciences, Durham

Professor

Nigel Brown

Emeritus Professor, University of Edinburgh

Professor

Nigel John

Professor, Dept of Computer Science, University of Chester

Mr

Andris Bankovskis

Independent Energy Consultant

Professor

Christina Victor

Professor of Public Health and Dean of Research, Brunel University


Programme Beneficiary Board:  The ‘Programme Beneficiary Board’ will be chaired by Professor Julie Williams CBE, Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales (CSAW).  Professor Williams is one of the UK’s leading figures in Alzheimer’s research. She has joined, headed and established a number of powerful large consortia and sample collections; has been Dean of Research and has served on numerous advisory boards e.g. the MRC and as Chief Scientific advisor to Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK).  She has received research funding from Wellcome Trust, MRC, EU, the Health Foundation and ARUK and has ongoing collaborations with commercial partners such as Araclon Biotech; Proteome Sciences, GSK, Millipore and SomaLogic. 

Other members could include senior Welsh Government staff e.g.  WG’s Head of Science Division; Chief Executive HEFCW; and the Pro-Vice Chancellors for Research of the partner universities.

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Oversight Group:  This will be a group of three people with experience of sitting on ethical review panels and/or expertise in equality and diversity issues.  This group will oversee the management of ethical issues and receive annual reports on the way RRI issues are being addressed through the programme and by individual awarded fellowships.  It will be appointed soon through open and transparent competition