Assessing research funding applications – Review panels

Ensuring high quality, objective funding decision making

The HRB uses a system of review panels to assess research funding applications. 

In line with our core principles of Integrity, independence, objectivity, quality, professionalism, transparency and fairness, that guide all our activities, the HRB establishes review panels for each HRB funding scheme. 

Review panel members are generally from outside Ireland. This helps to avoid conflict of interest as well as confidentiality issues. Where appropriate, national experts may participate from time to time. All panel members are subject to strict confidentiality and conflict of interest provisions. 

You can find more detailed information about how we assess research funding applications here

A list of all Funding Scheme webpages can be accessed here.


The lists of panel members from the most recent HRB review panels are below (in alphabetical order by scheme name).

Review Panels - 2022

CES 2022 

(Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson

Dr Conor O’Carroll, SciPol


Panel Members

Peter Hyde, HRB

Helen Kennelly, HRB

Ailbhe Lamont, HRB

Tomás McElhinney, HRB

Niamh McGrath, HRB

Darren Patje, HRB

Linda Pierse, HRB

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SS 2022 Review Panel

(Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson

N/A


Panel Members

Dr Christin Albus – University of Newcastle, UK

Dr Janice Atkins – University of Exeter, UK

Dr Helen Berry – University of Leeds, UK

Dr David Cleary – University of Southampton, UK

Dr Peter Coventry – University of York, UK

Dr Matin Eichmann – University of Exeter, UK

Dr Dimitrios Evangelopoulos – University College London, UK

Dr Nikita Jacob – University of York, UK

Dr Maria Ana Matias – University of York, UK

Dr Katie Mills – University of Cambridge, UK

Dr Maria Neofytou – University of Cambridge, UK

Dr Rachel Oldershaw – University of Liverpool, UK

Professor Helen Stain – Edith Cowan University, Australia

Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous

 

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HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2022 Panel Meeting 

(Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson

Prof Nancy Preston, Lancaster University


Panel Members

Ms Alyson Bailey, Public Panel Member

Dr Elizabeth Croot, University of Sheffield

Prof Sarah Cunningham-Burley, University of Edinburgh

Mr James Dorgan, Public Panel Member

Prof Marta Garcia-Finana, University of Liverpool

Prof Nick Gay, University of Cambridge

Prof Allan Hackshaw, University College London

Dr Michelle Heys, University College London

Ms Alison Johnson, Public Panel Member

Ms Elaine Kennedy, Public Panel Member

Mr Conor Lovett, Public Panel Member

Dr Alberto Malerba, Royal Holloway Londo

Mr Joe Murphy, Public Panel Member

Prof Finbar O’Callaghan, University College London

Ms Madeleine O’Carroll, Public Panel Member

Dr Rahul Roychoudhuri, University of Cambridg

Mr Kevin Quaid, Public Panel Member

 

 

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ILP Population Health and Health Research (PHR/HSR) Panel

(Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson

Prof Morag Farquhar, University of East Anglia 


Panel Members

Prof Peymane Adab, University of Birmingham

Prof Maria Pia Fantini, University of Bologna

Prof Søren Johnsen, Aalborg University

Prof Markus Juonala, Turku University Hospital

Prof Irwin Nazareth, University College London

Prof Alvisa Palese, University of Udine

Prof Stephen Peckham, University of Kent

 

 

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ILP Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Panel

(Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson

Prof Simon Jones, Cardiff University


Panel Members

Dr Ana Luisa Carvalho, University of Coimbra

Dr Leandro Castellano, University of Sussex

Prof Carrol Gamble, University of Liverpool

Prof Roberto Roncon-Albuquerque Jr, University of Porto

Prof José Ayuso Mateos, Autonomous University of Madrid

Dr Elena Neumann, University of Giessen

Prof Miguel Ortega Núñez, University of Alcalá

Prof Asla Pitkänen, University of Eastern Finland

Prof Nigel Simpson, University of Leeds

Prof Daniel Törocsik, University of Debrecen

 

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EIA 2022 (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson

Dr Conor O’Carroll, SciPol


Panel Members

Prof Zofia Chrzanowska-Lightowlers, Newcastle University

Prof Tim Croudace, University of Dundee

Prof David Dockrell, University of Edinburgh

Prof Tim McHugh, University College London

Prof Brian Williams, University of the Highlands and Islands

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SPHeRE 3 - 2022  (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson

Professor Brian Williams, University of the Highlands and Islands, UK


Panel Members

Professor Henrique Barros, University of Porto, Portugal

Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley, University of Edinburgh, UK

Professor Stefanie Ettelt, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Professor Maria Goddard, York University, UK

Professor Walter Sermeus, KU Leuven, Belgium

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ICAT - 2022  (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson

Dr Conor O'Carroll, SciPol


Panel Members

Professor Yap-Seng Chong, National University of Singapore
Professor Richard Coward, University of Bristol
Professor Neil Hanley, University of Manchester
Professor Robert Harris, Karolinska Institute
Professor Ailbhe Mcdonald, University College London
Professor Mahdad Noursadeghi, University College London
Professor Frances Rapport, Macquarie University
Professor Joanne Reeve, Hull York Medical School

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Review Panels - 2021

Cancer Trials in Ireland 2021  (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)

Chairperson

Professor Tim Peters, University of Bristol


Panel Members

Professor Matthias Briel, University of Basel

Professor Gordon Cook, University of Leeds

Dr Matt Cooper, Panthera Biopartners

Professor Robert Huddart, The Institute of Cancer Research

Professor Robert Jones, University of Glasgow

Professor Pamela Kearns, University of Birmingham

Professor Martine Piccart, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Professor Bertrand Tombal, Université catholique de Louvain

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CTN 2021  (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)

Chairperson

Professor Irwin Nazareth, University College London


Panel Members

Ms Annette Magnin, Swiss Clinical Trial Organization

Professor Camille Carroll, Plymouth University

Professor Stephen Peckham, University of Kent

Dr Vanessa Poustie, NIHR Children Research Network

Professor Shaun Treweek, University of Aberdeen

Professor Joyce Yeung, University of Warwick

Anonymous

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CDA 2021 (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Pre-application Panel

Chairperson

Prof Richard Hobbs, University of Oxford


Panel Members

Anonymous    
Anonymous
Anonymous    
Dr Kathleen Stoddart, University of Stirling
Professor Jennifer Shaw, University of Manchester
Professor Eileen Kaner, Newcastle University
Dr Kika Konstantinou, Keele University
Professor John Hardy, University College London
Professor Richard Emsley, King's College London
Professor Phyo Kyaw Myint, University of Aberdeen
Professor Wen Jiang, Cardiff University
Professor Daniela Ferreira, Liverpool School of tropical Medicine


Full application Panel

Chairperson

Prof Richard Hobbs, University of Oxford


Panel Members

Anonymous
Dr Andrea Collins, Liverpool School of tropical Medicine
Professor John Hardy, University College London
Dr Kika Konstantinou, Keele University
Professor Phyo Kyaw Myint, University of Aberdeen
Professor Jennifer Shaw, University of Manchester

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CRF/C-2021 (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson

Anonymous


Panel Members

Ms Gillian Booth, Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research

Dr Oana Brosteanu, Centre for Clinical Studies (ZKS) Leipzig 

Professor Krishna Chatterjee, Cambridge Clinical Research Centre

Professor Saul N Faust, Southampton NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility 

Dr Matthew Hallsworth, NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure
 

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HRB IMPACT Award 2021 (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson

Prof Richard Hobbs, University of Oxford


Panel Members

Prof Deborah Ashby, Imperial College London

Ms Michelle Johnston-Fleece, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington DC

Prof Jonathan Mant, University of Cambridge

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TMRN-2021 (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)

Chairperson

Prof Simon Jones, Cardiff University


Panel Members

Prof Wendy Baird, University of Sheffield

Prof Sarah Cunningham-Burley, University of Edinburgh

Prof Jorg Huber, University of Brighton
 

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 NCIB-2021 (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)

Chairperson

Dr Conor O'Carroll, SciPol


Panel Members

Anonymous

Dr Christine Mant, King's College London

Dr Michaela Th Mayrhofer, BBMRI-ERIC

Dr Rita Lawlor, University of Verona

 

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SDAP-2021 (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)

Chairperson

Professor Jill P. Pell, University of Glasgow


Panel Members

Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous

Professor Ruth Boaden, University of Manchester

Professor Amanda Lee, University of Aberdeen 

Professor Ronan Lyons, Swansea University

Professor Eva Morris, University of Oxford

Professor Iestyn Williams, University of Birmingham

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IDS-TILDA-2021 (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)

Chairperson

Professor Marie Johnston, University of Aberdeen


Panel Members

Ms Alexandra Bonardi, Human Services Research Institute, Massachusetts 

Mrs Maeve Cullinane, HRB Public ReviewerDr Craig Melville, University of Glasgow

Mr Tony Myles, HRB Public Reviewer

Professor Nawi Ng, University of Gothenburg 

Professor Andrew Steptoe, University College London

Anonymous
 

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Review panels - 2020

CSF 2020  (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson

Prof Geraint Rees, University College London


Panel Members

Prof Jonathan (John) Cohen, University of Sussex

Prof Amanda Farrin, University of Leeds

Prof Cindy Gray, University of Glasgow

Prof Debbie Sharp, University of Bristol

Prof Maria Stokes, University of Southampton

Dr Rebecca Walwyn, University of Leeds

 

 

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COV19 2020 (Panel members listed by strands in alphabetical order)


Strand 1 - Medical Countermeasures


Chairperson

Dr Conor O’Carroll, SciPol


Panel Members

Prof Sebastian Johnson, Imperial College London

Prof Tim McHugh, University College London

Prof Duncan Young, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Prof Helen Ward, Imperial College London

Prof Jadwiga Wedzicha, University College London


Strand 2 - Health Service Readiness


Chairperson

Dr Conor O’Carroll, SciPol


Panel Members

Prof Nicholas Mays, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Prof Marie Johnston, University of Aberdeen

Prof Amanda Lee, University of Aberdeen

Prof Rod Sheaf, University of Plymouth

Prof Charles Wolfe, King's College London


Strand 3 - Social and Policy Countermeasures


Chairperson

Prof Jenny Hewison, University of Edinburgh


Panel Members

Prof Jacqueline Barnes, University of London

Prof Elizabeth Goyder, Sheffield University

Prof Sarah Riley, Massey University, University of New Zealand

Prof John Skatun, University of Aberdeen

Prof Christina Victor, Brunel University London

Prof Vjenka Garms-Homolová, Institute of Health Sciences Berlin

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ECSA 2020 (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson

Prof Finbarr Martin, Kings College London


Panel Members

Prof Susan Brain, Kings College London

Prof Donald Fraser, Cardiff University

Dr Christine Hill, University of Cambridge

Prof Tom Marshall, University of Birmingham

Prof David Ray, University of Manchester

Prof Sally Wyke, University of Glasgow

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HRCI/HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2020 (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)

Chairperson

Prof Morag Farquhar, University of East Anglia


Panel Members

Mrs Wendy Costello, PPI Panel Member

Prof Robert Falconer, University of Bradford

Prof Marta Garcia-Finana, University of Liverpool

Prof Nick Gay, University of Cambridge

Ms Maureen Gilbert, PPI Panel Member

Mr Seamus Graham, PPI Panel Member

Prof Christine Kinnon, University College London

Dr Louise Lafortune, University of Cambridge

Prof Marcus Rattray, University of Bradford

Dr Rahul Roychoudhuri, University of Cambridge

Prof Veronica Swallow, University of Leeds

Anonymous Panel Member

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HRB FAIR Data Management Pilot Panel members listed in alphabetical order


Chairperson

Dr Erik Schultes, GO-FAIR International Support and Coordination Office, Leiden


Panel Members

Dr Rob Hooft, Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences

Ms Sarah Jones, GÉANT

Mr Karsten Kryger Hansen, Aalborg University

Ms Mari-Elisa Kuusniemi, University of Helsinki

Ms Katherina Rieck, Austrian Science Fund

Dr Marta Teperek, TU Delft

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ARPP 2020 (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson

Prof Angela Shore, University of Exeter


Panel Members

Prof Simon Capewell, University of Liverpool

Prof Philip Clarke, University of Oxford

Prof Tracey Finch, Northumbria University

Prof Deirdre Lane, University of Liverpool

Dr Stephen MacGillivary, University of Dundee

Prof Shea Palmeer, University of the West of England

Prof Carl Thompson, University of Leeds

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NCTO-2021 (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)

Chairperson

Prof Morag Farquhar, University of East Anglia


Panel Members

Ms Gillian Booth, University of Leeds

Prof Christiane Pauli-Magnus, University of Basel

Mrs Sine Littlewood, NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre

Anonymous

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RL 2020 (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson  

Prof Jenny Hewison, University of Leeds


Panel Members

Prof Mary Barker, University of Southampton

Prof Helen Stain, Leeds Trinity University

Prof Brian Williams, Edinburgh Napier University

Dr Iestyn Williams, University of Birmingham

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Review Panels - 2019

APA 2019 - Cycle 2 (Panel members listed in alphabetical order)


Chairperson

Prof Charles Wolfe, Kings College London


Panel Members

Prof Tim Doran, York University

Prof Rod Sheaff, University of Plymouth

Prof Karen Spilsbury, University of Leeds

Dr Peter Van Der Graaf, Teesside University

Prof Christina Victor, Brunel University London

Dr Lesley Wye, University of Bristol

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