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UKRI infrastructure advisory committee

Members of the UKRI infrastructure advisory committee are drawn from across higher education, innovation and research organisations, industry and commerce, policymaking and civil society.

It is chaired by the UKRI Senior Responsible Officer for Infrastructure, Mark Thomson.

The full list of infrastructure advisory committee members and observers is:

  • Professor Mark Thomson – Executive Chair of the STFC and UKRI champion for infrastructure
  • Professor Edward Harcourt – Director of Research, Strategy and Innovation at AHRC and Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Keble College, University of Oxford
  • Professor Andrew Millar FRS, FRSE – Chief Scientific Adviser, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, Chair of Systems Biology at the University of Edinburgh and member of the BBSRC Council
  • Professor Mark Spearing – Vice-President for Research and Enterprise at the University of Southampton
  • Professor Anna Vignoles FBA – Professor of Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Dame Julia King (Baroness Brown of Cambridge) CBE, DBE, FRS, FREng – Vice Chair of the Committee on Climate Change, member of the Innovate UK Council and Non-Executive Director of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
  • Professor Patrick Chinnery FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci – Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge and Clinical Director of the MRC
  • Nigel Bird – Director of Major Programmes and Senior Responsible Officer for the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme at NERC
  • Alex Herbert – Associate Director of Research Funding at Research England
  • Dr Steven Hill – Director of Research at Research England
  • Professor Sheila Rowan MBE, FRS, FRSE, FInstP – Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland and Director of the Institute for Gravitational Research at the University of Glasgow
  • Dame Frances Saunders DBE, CB, FREng, FInstP – Chair of the Facilities Strategic Advisory Group and member of the STFC Council
  • Professor Brian Foster OBE FRS – Donald H. Perkins Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Oxford, Alexander von Humboldt Professor at the University of Hamburg and Emeritus Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Bristol
  • Sir Richard Lambert – Chairman of the British Museum and of Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Dr Riitta Maijala – Vice President of the Academy of Finland, Helsinki
  • Dr James Hetherington, Deputy Director, UK Joint Biosecurity Centre and Fellow, Alan Turing Institute
  • Dr Bryony Butland OBE – UKRI Infrastructure Director
  • Ruth Elliot – Finance and Commercial Director at UKRI (observer)

Last updated: 28 October 2020

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