CTU support funding

To assess the applications the NIHR Clinical Trials Units (CTU) Support Funding receives, a number of people are involved to ensure that the application selection is carried out in a clear and fair way, embracing the latest expertise, knowledge and opinion. This is done through the NIHR CTU Standing Advisory Committee, which considers support funding applications and reviews the on-going work of the funded CTUs.

Our Director

Tom WalleyProfessor Tom Walley CBE, is the Chair of the NIHR Clinical Trials Unit Support Funding Standing Advisory Committee.

He is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Liverpool University and also works as a Consultant Physician at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He formerly headed a research group at Liverpool University, focusing on drug prescribing, pharmaceutical policy, and clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.

In June 2008, he was awarded a CBE by the Queen for his services to medicine.


Our committee members

Professor Jane Blazeby University of Bristol
Professor Marion Campbell University of Aberdeen
Professor Cindy Cooper University of Sheffield
Dr Jane Daniels  University of Birmingham
Professor Sandra Eldridge Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Professor Jenny Hewison University of Leeds
Professor Kerry Hood University of Cardiff
Dr Sue Pavitt University of Leeds
Professor Ann Marie Swart University of East Anglia
Professor Tom Walley CBE University of Liverpool


December 2016  Minutes (pdf, 84.04 KB)
November 2016 Minutes (pdf, 79.98 KB)
August 2016 Minutes (pdf, 249.34 KB)
December 2015 Minutes  (pdf, 165.67 KB)
December 2014  Minutes (pdf, 84.1 KB)