Funding Panel members are appointed in a personal capacity for three years, with the possibility of a further one or two years extension. A full list of current members and when their term ends is given below.
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.
Assessment procedure | Declarations of interest | Grant Assessment Panel | Studentship Assessment Panel | Training Fellowship Assessment Panel | Skills and Knowledge Transfer Assessment Panel | Strategic Awards | Infrastructure Awards
Peer review generally consists of a two stage process:
- Applications are assessed by independent, national and international, scientfic experts who consider the viability, scientific quality, cost-effectiveness and likely 3Rs impact of the proposal.
- The Panel assesses applications. During the meeting, proposals are discussed and scored by each member against the scoring critera, assessing both scientifc quality and 3Rs impact, and taking into consideration the referees' scores and comments, the response to reviewers' comments and Panel members' opinions. At the end of the meeting applications are grouped according to the Panel's median score for the proposal. This is used as a basis for further discussion, which may take into account strategic priorities, prior to reaching final funding decisions.
For small investments or outline proposals, assessment is normally by a Panel only.
Funding Panel members are required to declare any private, professional or commercial interests that might, or that might be perceived to, conflict with the NC3Rs interests as detailed in the declaration of interests policy.
Assesses project grant applications.
|Member Name||Institution||Term Ends|
|Professor Stefan Przyborski (Chair)||Durham University||2019|
|Professor Michael Bonsall||University of Oxford||2021|
|Professor Oliver Burman||University of Lincoln||2021|
|Professor Jon Martin Collinson||University of Aberdeen||2021|
|Professor Julia Dorin||University of Edinburgh||2019|
|Dr Manolis Fanto||King's College London||2021|
|Dr Marta García-Fiñana||University of Liverpool||2020|
|Professor Christopher George (Deputy Chair)||Swansea University||2020|
|Professor Claire Gibson||University of Nottingham||2020|
|Dr David Grieve||Queen's University Belfast||2019|
|Professor Robert Hindges||King's College London||2021|
|Dr John Kendrick||Covance Ltd||2020|
|Professor Paul Langford||Imperial College London||2020|
|Dr Pietro Mastroeni||University of Cambridge||2020|
|Dr Thomas Matheson||University of Leicester||2020|
|Dr Amritpal Mudher||University of Southampton||2020|
|Professor Stuart Peirson||University of Oxford||2019|
|Dr Mark Pilling||University of Cambridge||2019|
|Dr Stefano Pluchino||University of Cambridge||2020|
|Dr Sally Robinson||AstraZeneca||2019|
|Professor Alastair Sloan||Cardiff University||2021|
|Dr Lynne Sneddon||University of Liverpool||2020|
|Dr Helen Wheadon||University of Glasgow||2021|
Assesses PhD studentship applications.
|Professor Paul Garside (Chair)||University of Glasgow||2020|
|Dr Yassine Amrani||University of Leicester||2020|
|Dr Jeff Barclay||University of Liverpool||2021|
|Professor Adrian Bone||University of Brighton||2019|
|Dr Lorna Ewart||Veroli Consulting Limited||2019|
|Professor Andrew Furley||University of Sheffield||2021|
|Professor Amir Ghaemmaghami||University of Nottingham||2019|
|Professor Anne Graham||University of Bradford||2020|
|Dr Helinor Johnston||Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh||2020|
|Dr Pablo Lamata||King’s College London||2020|
|Dr Lisa Lione||University of Hertfordshire||2021|
|Dr Cathy Merry||University of Nottingham||2020|
|Professor Craig Murdoch||University of Sheffield||2020|
|Dr Munitta Muthana||University of Sheffield||2020|
|Dr Daniel Neill||University of Liverpool||2021|
|Dr Tracey Newman||University of Southampton||2020|
|Dr Arjuna Ratnayaka||University of Southampton||2020|
|Professor Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova||University of Exeter||2021|
|Dr Stephen White||Manchester Metropolitan University||2021|
|Dr Jeanette Woolard||University of Nottingham||2019|
|Co-opted for 2019 as the BHF representative|
|Professor Manuela Zaccolo||University of Oxford||2019|
|Co-opted for 2019 as the Unilever representative|
|Dr Andrew Scott||Unilever||2019|
Assesses proposals submitted to the Training Fellowship scheme.
|Professor Lucy Walker (Chair)||University College London||2020|
|Dr David Chau||University College London||2019|
|Dr Patricia Lalor||University of Birmingham||2021|
|Dr Thomas Matheson||University of Leicester||2019|
|Professor Robin May||University of Birmingham||2020|
|Professor Ian Sabroe||University of Sheffield||2020|
|Professor Neil Vargesson||University of Aberdeen||2021|
Assesses proposals submitted to the Skills and Knowledge Transfer grant scheme.
|Professor Chris Denning (Chair)||University of Nottingham||2020|
|Professor Mark Chambers||University of Surrey and APHA||2021|
|Dr Julia Cordero||University of Glasgow||2019|
|Dr Dominic Corkhill||MedImmune Ltd||2021|
|Dr Michael Emerson||Imperial College London||2019|
|Dr Jason Rihel||University College London||2021|
|Dr Jane Sosabowski||Queen Mary, University of London||2021|
|Professor Phil Stephens||Cardiff University||2019|
|Co-opted CRUK Panel member|
|Dr Clare Davies||University of Birmingham||2019|
Assesses proposals submitted to the Technologies to Tools grant scheme.
|Dr Ian Ragan||Independent||2019|
|Dr Jamie Bilsland||C4X Discovery Ltd||2019|
|Dr Lorna Ewart||AstraZeneca||2019|
|Professor Christopher George||Swansea University||2019|
|Dr Diane Harbison||Decipher Analytics Ltd||2019|
|Dr Mark Holbrook||VAST pharma solutions Ltd and Certara Ltd||2019|
|Dr John Kendrick||Covance Ltd||2019|
|Dr Nicola Valeri||The Institute of Cancer Research||2019|
|Dr Debbie Taylor||LifeArc||2019|
An assessment Panel is convened for each strategic call. Membership of the Panel is dependent on the strategic focus of each call. A list of Panel members can be found on each strategic award webpage.
Applications to the Infrastructure Award scheme are assessed by the NC3Rs Board.