Jonathan Montgomery is Professor of Health Care Law at the University College London (UCL). He chairs the Advisory Committee of Clinical Excellence Awards and is the author of a leading textbook on Health Care Law and numerous articles. In June 2012 he was appointed as Chair of the Health Research Authority. Read a delaration of interests statement relating to this appointment.
Amanda Burls is Professor of Public Health at the School of Health Sciences, City University London. She works on the International Network for Knowledge about Wellbeing (ThinkWell).
Bobbie Farsides is Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. She has been researching and teaching in the field of bioethics for over twenty years, and her research focuses on the experience of health care professionals and scientists operating in ethically contested fields of biomedicine. Bobbie also has a strong commitment to public policy work and serves on a number of committees including the Emerging Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee and the UK Donation Ethics Committee. Research ethics has been a constant interest throughout her career including practically focused work in the developing world context. She is a co-opted member of Council for the duration of the Working Party on Children and Clinical Research.
Peter Furness is a consultant pathologist and honorary professor of renal pathology in Leicester. He established and was the foundation Chair of Leicestershire’s clinical ethics committee and served on its research ethics committee. He was extensively involved in the debates leading up to the passage of the Human Tissue Act 2004. He was President of the Royal College of Pathologists from 2008 to 2011 and vice-Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges from 2009 to 2011.
Ann Gallagher is Reader in Nursing Ethics & Director of the International Centre for Nursing Ethics at the University of Surrey. She has written a number of books, journal and media articles and teaching materials on healthcare ethics and has been Editor of the journal Nursing Ethics since March 2009.
Robin Gill is Professor of Applied Theology at the University of Kent. He was Chair of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Medical Ethics Advisory Committee 1993-2006. He has published a number of books on theological aspects of bioethics including Christian ethics and values, health care and genetics.
Erica Haimes is Professor of Sociology at Newcastle University and Founding Executive Director of the PEALS (Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences) Research Centre (1998-2008) where she is currently Professorial Fellow. She works at the interface of Sociology and Bioethics to investigate the ethical, cultural, economic and political challenges of developments in the life sciences. She has a been a member of several national and international ethics advisory bodies.
Julian Hughes is a consultant in Psychiatry of Old Age in Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and an honorary professor of philosophy of ageing at the Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University. His writings and research focus on philosophical and ethical issues raised in connection with ageing and dementia. He was on the Council’s working party on dementia.
Roland Jackson is Executive Chair of Sciencewise and Chair of the Bioscience for Society Strategy Panel for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). He has a particular interest in science policy and in public involvement with research.Back to top
Graeme Laurie is Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law. His research interests include the role of law in promoting and regulating science, medicine and technology. He was a member of the Council’s Working Party on the forensic use of bioinformation.
Tim Lewens is Professor of Philosophy of the Sciences, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, and Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge. He has been Co-Chair of the Cambridge Bioethics Forum since 2002. His primary research interests are the philosophy of biology, philosophy of science and bioethics.
Ottoline Leyser is Professor of Plant Development and Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. She is a Member of the Council of the Royal Society and in 2009 was awarded a CBE for services to plant science. Ottoline was a member of the Council's Working Party on biofuels.
Anneke Lucassen is Professor of Clinical Genetics and Honorary Consultant Clinical Geneticist, University of Southampton Cancer Sciences Division and The Wessex Clinical Genetics Service. Her main clinical and research interests are cancer genetics, cardiogenetics and primary care genetics including social, ethical and legal aspects. She is co-chair of the Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust Clinical Ethics Committee and cofounder of the UK Genethics Club.
Martin Richards is Emeritus Professor of Family Research at the University of Cambridge. Until 2005 he was Director of the Centre for Family Research where he researched parent-child relationships, family life and reproductive technologies. He is Vice-Chair of the UK Biobank Ethics and Research Council. He is a co-opted member of Council for the duration of the Working Party on genomics, health records, database linkage and privacy.
Tom Shakespeare is Senior Lecturer in Medical Sociology at the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia. His research interests are in disability studies, bioethics, clinical genetics and science communications. He was formerly a member of the Council's Working Party on genetics and human behaviour.
Geoff Watts spent five years in research before becoming a science and medical writer and broadcaster. He presented BBC Radio 4’s Medicine Now and, more recently, its science programme Leading Edge. He was a founder member of, and served for six years on, the Human Genetics Commission. Geoff chaired the Council's Working Group on mitochondrial donation.
Adam Wishart is a writer and documentary maker, focussing on the ethics and policy of science and medicine. His BBC2 documentaries include, 'The Price of Life' about high cost cancer drugs, ’23 Week babies’ about the edge of viability, and 'Should I Test My Genes'. 'Monkeys, Rats and Me', won the Grierson Award for the best Science Documentary in 2007. His book 'ONE IN THREE: a Son's Journey into the History and Science of Cancer' was the runner up for the Royal Society Book Award.
Jonathan Wolff is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at University College London. His research interests include political philosophy, Marx and ethics. He has been a member of two of the Council’s Working Parties, on the ethics of animal research, and the ethics of personalised healthcare.
Paquita de Zulueta has a portfolio career in medicine. She is a General Practitioner and cognitive behavioural therapist in London, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London where she is director for the applied clinical ethics (ACE) course and a member of the clinical ethics committee. She chairs the Human Values in Health Care Forum. She has published and presented widely on a range of ethical and legal issues in clinical practice.