UK Committee on CERN (UKCC)

The UK Committee on CERN (UKCC) meets shortly before each round of CERN Council meetings, which take place in March, June, September and December each year. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss the items likely to appear on the agendas of CERN Council and Finance Committee with all relevant parties, to get direction and where possible to agree the UK line.

Terms of reference

The UKCC’s remit is to consider questions arising from the UK participation in CERN and to brief:

  • the UK delegation to the CERN Finance Committee
  • the UK delegation to the CERN Council.


Membership of UKCC includes representatives from the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), STFC and members of the particle physics community.

The current membership is:

  • Shabana Haque, Chair (DSIT)
  • Mark Thomson, Deputy Chair (STFC)
  • Jess Atkinson, Secretariat (STFC)
  • Grahame Blair (STFC)
  • Daniela Bortoletto (University of Oxford)
  • Philip Burrows (University of Oxford)
  • Jon Butterworth (University College London)
  • Karen Clifford (STFC)
  • Richard Farrow (STFC)
  • Nigel Glover (Durham University)
  • Felicity Howe (DSIT)
  • Richard Jones (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
  • James Loveder (DSIT)
  • Jocelyn Monroe (Royal Holloway)
  • Ed Neave (UKRI)
  • Dave Newbold (STFC)
  • Mitesh Patel (Imperial College London)
  • Tara Shears (University of Liverpool)
  • David Snell (DSIT)
  • Sarah Verth (STFC)
  • Amy Welch (DSIT)

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Last updated: 7 March 2023

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