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


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

Review panels - 2020

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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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 Cindy Gray, University of Glasgow

Prof Debbie Sharp, University of Bristol

Prof Maria Stokes, University of Southampton

Dr Rebecca Walwyn, University of Leeds

Anonymous Panel Member

 

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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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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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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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