Examples of previous committee membership

  • HFEA national ‘Horizon Scanning’ meeting, London (2010)
  • ‘The rights of tissue providers’, Ethics Workshop led by ISSCR Ethics and Public Policy Committee, International Society for Stem Cell Research Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA (2010)
  • Expert workshop on standards of care for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in The Netherlands (2010)
  • Advisory panel of a Scottish Human Rights Commission research project examining the human rights of patients held in the secure hospital in Scotland (2009-2010)
  • The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Ethics and Law Advisory Committee (2009-2010)
  • The UN International Labour Organisation (2002-2010)
  • Scientific Committee of European Commission conference on Biometrics, China (2009)
  • Ethics and Governance Council, UKBiobank (2007-2009)
  • Newcastle and North Tyneside (NHS) Research Ethics Committee, 2003-2009
  • Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust: Clinical Ethics Advisory Group, 2003 – 2009
  • University of Northumbria Research Ethics Committee, 2003 – 2007
  • Working party devising guidelines on “Treatment of people with disabilities” (Medizinische Behandlung und Betreuung von Menschen mit Behinderung. Medizinisch-ethische Richtlinien und Empfehlungen) for the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) (2008) http://www.samw.ch/de/Ethik/Richtlinien/Aktuell-gueltige-Richtlinien.html
  • Advisory group for the Human Genetics Commission ‘Citizens Inquiry into the Forensic Use of DNA and Genetic Information’ (2006-2008)
  • Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Party on the Forensic Uses of Bio-information (2005-2007)
  • Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Party on ‘Critical care decisions in fetal and neonatal medicine: ethical issues’ (2004-2006)
  • MRC International Advisory Committee on DNA Banking and Genotyping Network (2003 – 2006)
  • External adviser to several UK Constabularies on their Best Value Reviews of Scientific Support to Policing (2003-2004)
  • UK Biobank Interim (Ethics and Governance) Advisory Group (2003-04)
  • Nuffield Council on Bioethics closed workshop on ‘Prolonging Life’ (2003).
  • MRC/DTI Conference on ‘Stem cells: Shaping the Future’, London (2003)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Medicine Law and Bioethics: University of Manchester (2002)
  • Special adviser to the National Audit Office (2001)
  • National Gamete Donation Trust (1998-1999)