Sectional Committees

Sectional Committees assess candidates nominated to the Fellowship and make recommendations for election.

A list of previous Sectional Committee Chairs can be found below. We have have produced a briefing note on unconscious bias for committees electing new Fellows as part of our ongoing work on equality and diversity.

 

Sectional Committee 1

Physics, chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, mathematical sciences including statistics, informatics, imaging and engineering applied to biomedicine

  • Dr Harren Jhoti (Chair)
  • Professor Dario Alessi
  • Professor Jason Chin
  • Professor Neil Ferguson
  • Professor Elaine Holmes
  • Dr Roman Hovorka
  • Professor Eileen Ingham
  • Professor David Klenerman
  • Professor Susan Lea
  • Dr Sarah Teichmann

Sectional Committee 2

Cellular and developmental biology, microbiology and immunology, genetics

  • Professor Dan Davis (Chair)
  • Professor Dorothy Bennett
  • Professor Gurdyal Besra
  • Professor Frances Brodsky
  • Professor Anne Cooke
  • Professor Paul Farrell
  • Professor Clare Isacke
  • Professor Andrew Jackson
  • Professor Janet Lord
  • Professor Laura Machesky
  • Professor Keith Matthews
  • Professor Jonathan Slack
  • Professor Nicole Soranzo
  • Professor Andrew Wilkie

 

Sectional Committee 3

Neuroscience (including neurology and neurosurgery), physiology, pharmacological sciences

  • Professor Barbara Sahakian (Chair)
  • Professor John Aggleton
  • Professor Roger Barker
  • Professor Philip Bath
  • Professor Seth Grant
  • Professor Linda Greensmith
  • Professor Giles Hardingham
  • Professor Giovanna Mallucci
  • Professor Peter McNaughton
  • Professor Graeme Milligan
  • Dame Pamela Shaw
  • Professor Sarah Tabrizi

 

Sectional Committee 4

Medical and veterinary specialties (excluding oncology, neurology) and paediatrics

  • Professor Martin Bennett (Chair)
  • Professor David Adams
  • Professor Melanie Davies
  • Professor Elaine Dzierzak
  • Professor Ian Hall
  • Professor Andrew Loudon
  • Professor Kathryn Maitland
  • Professor John McMurray
  • Professor Sarah Rowland-Jones
  • Professor Steven Sacks
  • Professor Rhian Touyz
  • Professor Sir Doug Turnbull
  • Professor Brian Walker

 

Sectional Committee 5

Surgery, anaesthesia, oncology, clinical pathologies, radiology, oral health, ophthalmology, reproductive health

  • Professor Irene Tracey (Chair)
  • Professor Jane Apperley
  • Professor Phillip Bennett
  • Professor Andrew Biankin
  • Professor Graeme Black
  • Professor Peter Brocklehurst
  • Professor Mike Curtis
  • Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald
  • Professor Steve Halligan
  • Professor Christine Harrison
  • Professor Ruth Plummer
  • Professor John Primrose

 

Sectional Committee 6

Psychiatry, psychology and mental health, behavioural science, genomics,  epidemiology, clinical trials, population health sciences and global health

  • Professor Tim Peters (Chair)
  • Professor Louise Arseneault
  • Professor Clive Ballard
  • Professor Tony David
  • Professor John Edmunds
  • Professor Azra Ghani
  • Professor Ian Goodyer
  • Professor David Gunnell
  • Professor Neil Pearce
  • Professor Jill Pell
  • Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke
  • Professor Paula Williamson

 

Sectional Committee 7 

Primary care, health services research, health informatics, health improvement, social sciences, humanities, law, policy, communication or leadership as applied to health or biomedical science

  • Professor Dame Jessica Corner (Chair)
  • Professor Sheila Bird
  • Professor John Brazier
  • Professor Gary Ford
  • Professor Trisha Greenhalgh
  • Professor Irene Higginson
  • Professor Alison Holmes
  • Professor Susan Jebb
  • Professor Kamlesh Khunti
  • Professor Sallie Lamb
  • Professor David Mabey
  • Professor Aziz Sheikh

 

Sectional Committee 8

Individuals primarily based in the commercial sector including, but not limited to, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, devices, diagnostics and digital technology industries

  • Professor Caroline Savage (Chair)
  • Professor Bent Jakobsen
  • Professor Trevor Jones
  • Dr Fiona Marshall
  • Dr David Roblin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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