Scientific Advisory Board

An international Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) has been established to provide independent, rigorous advice to the Management Team and Research Steering Committee. The SAB will meet at least annually, and attend annual scientific meetings, undertake independent review of new and existing projects, and advise on HPRU strategy going forwards.

SAB Members:

Professor D Heymann Professor David Heymann (SAB Chair) 

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine;

Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London;

Chairman of Public Health England

 Daniel Bausch

Professor Daniel Bausch

Director, UK - Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

 Wendy Barclay

Professor Wendy Barclay

Chair in Influenza Virology, Imperial College London

 Bill Carman

Professor Bill Carman

CEO, Fast-Track Diagnostics Ltd

 Bryan Charleston

Dr Bryan Charleston

Director Viral Immunology, Pirbright Institute

 Tony Fooks

Professor Antony Fooks

Lead Scientist for International Development, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)


 Johan Giesecke Professor Johan Giesecke

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute Medical University, Stockholm

 Saye Khoo

Professor Saye Khoo

Professor, Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool

 Jane McKeating

Professor Jane McKeating

Prinicpal Investigator, Microbiology, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford






Dr Trudy Netherwood

Health Protection Policy, Global and Public Health Policy

Department of Health

 Lynnette Crossley

Lynnette Crossley  (Lay member)

Senior Port Health Officer, Manchester Port Health Authority

 Bina Rawal

Dr Bina Rawal (Lay member)

Director of Medical Affairs, Research and Innovation at MSD