UKRI infrastructure advisory committee

Members of the UK Research and Innovation (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 champion for infrastructure, Mark Thomson.

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

  • Professor Mark Thomson: Executive Chair of STFC and UKRI champion for infrastructure
  • Dr Allan Sudlow: Director of Partnerships and Engagement at AHRC
  • 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 BBSRC
  • Professor Mark Spearing: Vice-President for Research and Enterprise at the University of Southampton
  • Professor James Banks: Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester
  • Tunde Olanrewaju: Senior Partner at McKinsey and Company, and trustee of Oxfam GB
  • 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 MRC
  • Nigel Bird: Director of Major Programmes and Senior Responsible Officer for the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme at NERC
  • Professor Graeme Reid FRSE: Chair of Science and Research Policy at University College London and Chair of the Board at the National Physical Laboratory
  • Professor Sheila Rowan CBE, 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 STFC
  • 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
  • Professor Malcolm Skingle CBE, DSc, PhD, HonFBPhS: Director Academic Liaison at GlaxoSmithKline
  • Professor Andrew Harrison OBE, FRSE, FRS: Director of Science at the Extreme Light Infrastructure ERIC
  • Professor Paola Lettieri FREng, FIChemE: Pro-Provost of UCL East, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head Fluidization and LCA Research Group at University College London
  • Drs Astrid Wissenburg MPA MSc FRSA: Divisional Director of Research at the University of Exeter
  • Dr Claire Devereux: Acting Programme Director, UKRI Infrastructure
  • Siobhan Peters: UKRI Chief Finance Officer (observer)
  • Dr Shabana Haque OBE: Deputy Director Research Infrastructure at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (observer)

Last updated: 28 July 2023

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