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Bioscience for Health Strategy Advisory Panel

Bioscience for Health (BfH) is one of BBSRC’s three high level priority areas and aims to provide sustained research investment to improve health and wellbeing across the lifecourse, reducing the need for medical and social interventions.

Terms of reference

Under the BBSRC strategic priority in bioscience for health (with a particular focus on lifelong health and wellbeing), the panel will:

  • develop and maintain an overview of relevant research, training and knowledge exchange across the BBSRC community
  • maintain an overview of the research, training and knowledge exchange activities supported by other sponsors, both nationally and internationally
  • advise BBSRC on the strategic direction of its research, training and knowledge exchange portfolio, in order to maintain the competitiveness of the UK in line with the Strategic Plan.

Additionally the panel will:

  • provide advice on BBSRC's strategy for 'one biology, one health', and (with the Agriculture and Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel) advise on the animal health and welfare aspects of its food security priority
  • maintain an overview of BBSRC policy on the use of animals in research


Professor Paul Haggarty (Chair) - University of Aberdeen, The Rowett Institute
Dr Harry Barraza - Arla Foods
Dr Neil Brewis - F-Star
Professor Helen Cassaday - The University of Nottingham
Professor Ian Chambers - The University of Edinburgh
Professor Deborah Dunn-Walters - University of Surrey
Professor Louise Dye - University of Leeds
Professor Eric Fèvre - University of Liverpool
Professor Jonathan Heeney - University of Cambridge
Professor David Kipling - Cardiff University
Professor Michael Muller - University of East Anglia
Professor Fiona Tomley - Royal Veterinary College

Meeting dates and papers


  • 26 April