Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is primarily concerned with adjudicating on applications for Research Grants and on applications from students for Summer Research Scholarships. To cover the breadth of topics submitted, the committee is relatively large to ensure it has representatives from all the major sub-disciplines of medical research.

 2024 committee membership

  1. Chair: Professor Greg Jones, Surgical Sciences, 2003-

  2. Deputy Chair: Associate Professor Heather Cunliffe, Pathology (co-opted), 2015-

  3. Associate Professor Hesham Al-Sallami, Pharmacy (co-opted), 2017-

  4. Dr Sierra Beck, Medicine (nominee Dunedin School of Medicine), 2019-

  5. Associate Professor Chris Brown, Biochemistry (co-opted), 2016-

  6. Dr Tanya Cully, Physiology (co-opted), 2021-

  7. Professor Shyamal Das (President OMSRS, ex officio), 2023-

  8. Dr Carrie Falling Physiotherapy (co-opted), 2023-

  9. Dr Rhodri Harfoot, Microbiology and Immunology (co-opted), 2022-

  10. Dr Nick Heng, Dentistry (co-opted), 2009-

  11. Associate Professor Rajesh Katare, Physiology (nominee of the BMS), 2018-

  12. Professor Ivan Sammut, Pharmacology and Toxicology (co-opted), 2012-

  13. Professor Rob Walker, Medicine (co-opted), 1992-

Stepped down 2023

Dr Sarah Baird, Pharmacology and Toxicology (nominee OMSRS), 2019-2023
Dr Cathy Chapple, Physiotherapy (co-opted), 2017-2023 replaced by Carrie Falling