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EME Funding Committee Members


Published: 27 June 2019

Version: 1.20 Dec 2023

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MRC-NIHR funding collaboration

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Funding Committee assesses Stage 1 and Stage 2 proposals and makes funding recommendations to the Department of Health and Social Care, and the Medical Research Council.


Professor Danny McAuley - Professor of Intensive Care, Queen's University of Belfast


Professor John Norrie - Professor of Medical Statistics and Trial Methodology, University of Edinburgh

Deputy Chair

Professor Maya Buch - Professor of Rheumatology and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, The University of Manchester


  • Professor Victoria Allgar - Professor of Medical Statistics and Director of Peninsula CTU, University of Plymouth
  • Dr Alun Bedding - Global Head of Methods, Collaboration and Outreach, Roche Products Ltd
  • Professor James Burton - Professor of Renal Medicine / Honorary Consultant Nephrologist / Associate Dean of Clinical Research, University of Leicester
  • Professor Vicky Coyle - Clinical Professor / Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist, Queen's University Belfast
  • Dr Rob Forsyth - Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology, Newcastle University
  • Professor Daniel Freeman - Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford
  • Dr Rajna Golubic - NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Oxford
  • Mrs Hayley Hall - Public Funding Committee Member
  • Professor George Hanna - Head of Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London
  • Professor Alastair Hay - Professor of Primary Care, University of Bristol
  • Professor Andrew Horne - Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor David Jones - Professor of Liver Immunology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Ms Chandrika Kaviraj - Public Funding Committee Member
  • Professor Patricia Limousin - Professor of Neurology, University College London
  • Professor Gerry McCann - NIHR Research Professor (Experimental Medicine) and Professor of Cardiac Imaging, University of Leicester 
  • Dr Ronan McMullan - Reader and Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Queen's University of Belfast
  • Dr Brian Nicholson - Associate Professor Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Dr Nurulamin Noor - Gastroenterologist at University of Cambridge
  • Dr Philip Pallmann - Deputy Director Research Design and Conduct Service and Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University
  • Professor Manu Shankar-Hari - Professor of Translational Critical Care Medicine, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Don Sharkey - Professor of Neonatal Medicine and Technologies, University of Nottingham
  • Professor John Simpson - Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Newcastle University
  • Professor Deborah Stocken - Professor of Clinical Trials Research, University of Leeds
  • Mr Dave Talbot - Public Funding Committee Member
  • Professor Stuart Taylor - Professor of Medical Imaging, University College London