External Advisory Panel

External Advisory Panel:  An international External Advisory Panel (EAP) has been established to provide independent, rigorous advice to the Management Team and Research Steering Committee. The EAP have defined terms of reference with specific responsibility for advising continuation, modification or termination of a project based on progress towards pre-defined translational objectives. They will also make recommendations on initiation of new projects in the later years of the HPRU’s operation. The EAP will meet at least annually, and attend annual scientific meetings to meet investigators, undertake independent review of new and existing projects, and advise on HPRU strategy going forwards.

EAP Members:

  • Professor Patrick Wall (EAP Chair), Associate Professor of Public Health, University College Dublin
  • Professor Johan Giesecke, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute Medical University, Stockholm
  • Professor Dominic Mellor, Professor of Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Martin Cormican, Professor of Bacteriology, National University of Ireland Galway School of Medicine; Consultant Microbiologist, Galway University Hospital
  • Professor Finn Diderichsen, Professor in Prevention in Public Health, University of Copenhagen
  • Dr Cath Rees, Associate Professor in Microbiology, University of Nottingham
  • Sally Wellsteed, Department of Health Observer
  • Vivianne Buller, Lay Member
  • Geoff Driver, Lay Member
  • Roger Gibb, Lay Member
  • Charles Henderson, Lay Member