Science Interview Panel

This panel interviews candidates shortlisted for:

Members are listed below. Additional experts will join the panel as necessary.


Professor Gordon Brown (co-Chair)

University of Aberdeen

Professor Helen Colhoun (co-Chair)

University of Edinburgh

Professor Richard Marais (co-Chair)

Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

Professor Deanna Barch

Washington University in St Louis, USA

Professor Buzz Baum

University College London

Professor Peter Becker

Ludwig-Maximillians Universität, Germany

Professor Ed Bullmore

University of Cambridge

Dr Gillian Burgess

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Professor Jacqueline Dekker

VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Professor Sadaf Farooqi

University of Cambridge

Professor Matthew Freeman

University of Oxford

Professor Gillian Griffiths

University of Cambridge

Professor Ian Hickson

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr John Kemp

Jansenn Pharmaceutical, Belgium

Professor David Lalloo

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Dr Story Landis

National Institutes of Health, USA

Professor Clare Lloyd

Imperial College London

Professor Graham Lord

King’s College London

Dr Jan Löwe

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Professor Rob Malenka

Stanford University, USA

Professor Keith Matthews

University of Edinburgh

Dr Kalpana Merchant

TransThera Consulting, USA

Professor Katherine O'Brien

Johns Hopkins University, USA

Professor Vikram Patel

Harvard University, USA

Professor Christopher Ponting

University of Edinburgh

Professor Sandra Schmid

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Professor Peter Stockley

University of Leeds


Lorraine Shepherd

Head of Grants Management

Wellcome Trust


We expect members to comply with our Conflict of Interest Policy [PDF 137KB].