Scientists for EU is proud to have an advisory board which comprises some of the UK’s leading national figures in research and innovation policy alongside key representatives of academic and business pro-EU campaigns. Across life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, academia and business, practice and policy, our advisory board ensures we are well connected with all parts of the sector to ensure that our pro-EU campaign has all the links we need in place.

Martin McKee

Martin McKee

Prof Martin McKee CBE MD FMedSci is professor of European Public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is president of the European Public Health Association. He is a core-team member of Healthier IN the EU. His work has been recognised by, among others, election to the US National Academy of Medicine, the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, honorary doctorates in several European countries, and visiting professorships worldwide. In 2015 he was listed by Thomson Reuters as one of the 1% most highly cited researchers across all disciplines worldwide.

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller was MP (Labour) for Ellesmere Port & Neston 1992-2015 and Chair of the Parliamentary Science and Technology Select Committee 2010-2015. His career began as a geology technician before joining the Association of Scientific Technical and Managerial Staffs where he represented scientists and engineers. Andrew is an Executive Board member of the UK Research Integrity Office and has been appointed to the Royal Society’s Science Policy Advisory Group. The Science Council recognised him as “one of the UK’s 100 leading practising scientists” of 2014.

Laura Sandys

Laura Sandys

Laura Sandys is Chair of the European Movement and was MP for South Thanet 2010-2015 (Conservative). Laura is a visiting senior fellow at King’s College London, member of the Carbon Capture and Storage Advisory Group at Imperial College London. She was a trustee of the Open University Foundation, and chair of openDemocracy and is now Chair of the Food Foundation. She was described by The Times in March 2015 as “one of the sanest of all MPs”.

Dr Julian Huppert

Dr Julian Huppert

Dr Julian Huppert was MP for Cambridge (Liberal Democrat) from 2010 to 2015. Prior to that, he was a research scientist working on DNA structure and function. Julian received his PhD in Biological Chemistry from the University of Cambridge in 2005, and is now a University Lecturer there. He serves on the Science Policy Advisory Group of the Royal Society, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the Institute of Physics.

Lord Martin Rees

Lord Martin Rees

Martin Rees is Astronomer Royal. He is a professor at Cambridge University and former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has had wide engagement with international science, especially within Europe. He was President of the Royal Society during 2005-2010 and is a cross-bench member of the House of Lords.

Prof Nick Butler

Professor Nick Butler

Nick Butler is a professor at King’s Policy Unit. He is Co-founder, with David Miliband, of the Centre for European Research. He was Special Adviser to the Prime Minister (Gordon Brown) 2009-2010. Nick writes regularly in the Financial Times on energy policy.

Lucy Shackleton

Lucy Shackleton

Lucy Shackleton is European policy manager at Universities UK (UUK). As such, she is responsible for representing UK universities in Brussels and lobbying the European institutions on issues relating to universities, including EU research and mobility programmes. She also works on UUK’s ‘Universities for Europe’ campaign. UUK and Scientists for EU work closely on their pro-EU campaigns. Lucy joined UUK from UNESCO and has a Masters degree in European Politics from Sciences Po Paris, Charles University Prague and the University of Bath.

Sir Tom Blundell

Sir Tom Blundell

Sir Tom Blundell is President of Science Council. He researches in molecular, structural and computational biology. Previous positions include founding Chief Executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) (1994–1996), and Chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (1998–2005). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and also an entrepreneur, co-founding Astex Therapeutics.

Dame Anne Glover

Dame Anne Glover

Dame Anne Glover served as Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission from 2012 to 2014 and was the first ever Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland (2006-2011). She was Professor of Molecular biology and Cell biology at the University of Aberdeen before being named Vice Principal for External Affairs & Dean for Europe. In February 2013 she was assessed as the 19th most powerful woman in the United Kingdom by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.

Dame Julia King

Dame Julia King

Professor Dame Julia King is the Vice-Chancellor of Aston University and led the UK Government’s King Review on low-carbon transport technology.  Notable positions include Member of the Committee on Climate Change, Member of the Airports Commission, Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on De-carbonising Energy, non-executive Director of Green Investment Bank, Member of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, and Chair of UUK’s Innovation & Growth Policy Network.  She is also an inaugural member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

James Wilsdon

Professor James Wilsdon

James Wilsdon is professor of research policy at the University of Sheffield, which he combines with the role of director of policy, impact and engagement in the Faculty of Social Sciences. He is director of The Nexus Network, an ESRC-funded initiative to link research, policy & practice across food, energy, water and the environment. Since 2013, he has been chair of the Campaign for Social Science, which works to make the case for UK social science with policymakers, the media and the wider public. In 2015, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.