People and Talent Strategy Advisory Panel

The People and Talent Strategy Advisory Panel has a focus on attracting and developing a flexible, diverse workforce for modern bioscience.

It is responsible for developing and maintaining Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) policies to support the supply of people trained in bioscience disciplines for careers in research and innovation and in support of a scientifically articulate workforce for the wider economy.

Terms of reference

The panel provides advice on a range of issues, in particular:

  • the talent ecosystem, ensuring an appropriate flow of talented people into bioscience training and professional development for the benefit of research communities and the wider economy
  • postgraduate training and development
  • research teams, including postdoctoral researchers, technicians, research leadership in support of health and productive research environments
  • research culture, including equality, diversity and inclusion within the biosciences
  • the movement of creative bioscientists and their ideas, knowledge and expertise between sectors of research and the economy

Panel membership 2023

  • Professor Jerry Roberts (Chair), University of Plymouth
  • Professor Anastasia Callaghan, University of Portsmouth
  • Dr Karen Clegg, University of York
  • Professor Dave Evans, John Innes Centre
  • Dr Jacqueline Hall, AstraZeneca
  • Professor Raheela Khan, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Candy Rowe, Newcastle University
  • Dr Jen Vanderhoven, National Horizons Centre

Previous meeting dates


Ariadna Miquel

Last updated: 26 October 2023

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