COMMITTEE’S NEW MEMBER
The SRGC consists of up to 15 researchers/clinicians in the fields of respiratory and cardiovascular health, including the Chairman.
The research application and assessment cycle runs from June to March. The committee meets in March to allocate funds to those research projects which meet the required standards. The research applications are also subject to rigorous external peer review (2 reviews for each project) by experts from outside Northern Ireland.
Throughout the year, the SRGC Chairman is asked to examine or delegate progress reports from researchers. This is to ensure that research is on track and that it is satisfactory for the charity to meet the agreed costs.
NICHS Scientific Research Grants Committee
Prof Charles Wolfe, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust & King’s College London
Prof Alison Halliday, University of Oxford
Dr Lorcan McGarvey, Queen’s University Belfast
Dr John Yarnell, Queen’s University Belfast
Dr Chin–Kuo Chang, King’s College London
Prof Philip Reilly, Queen’s University Belfast
Prof Robert Welch, University of Ulster
Dr Annie Britton, University College London
Dr Michael McCormick, Craigavon Area Hospital
Dame Karen Dunnell, Retired UK National Statistician
We are also very grateful to those who voluntarily assist in the post implementation evaluation of research projects.
Scientific Research Grants Committee members give a very considerable amount of time and expertise to contribute to the objective assessment of research grant applications. Independent peer reviewers also donate their time and expertise to provide objective assessments of proposed projects.