Our research is selected, monitored and evaluated by our eminent Research Advisory Committee (RAC), a team of established and expert clinicians and researchers.
Each member serves a fixed term to make sure we have fresh opinions and up-to-date expertise.
Decisions are based on each project’s scientific value, the quality of the applicants and what research will have the greatest impact on women’s health.
Our committee is chaired by Professor David Williams, Professor of Obstetric Medicine, at University College London.
Our committee members:
Professor Ahmed Ahmed, Professor of Gynaecological Oncology, University of Oxford
Professor Dilly Anumba, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Sheffield
Dr Rufus Cartwright, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London
Dr Kirstie Coxon, Reader in Maternity Care, University of Central Lancashire
Professor Hilary Critchley, Professor of Reproductive Medicine, University of Edinburgh
Dr Abigail Easter, Senior Lecturer in Maternal and Newborn Health, King’s College London
Professor Abigail Fraser, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Bristol
Professor Dharani Hapangama, Professor of Gynaecology, University of Liverpool
Dr Sarah Hillman, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care, University of Warwick
Dr Stamatina Iliodromiti, Reader in Women’s Health and Reproductive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Channa Jayasana, Reader in Reproductive Endocrinology, Imperial College London
Dr Sarah Martin, Reader in Cancer Cell Biology, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Pierre Martin-Hirsch, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor Linda McGowan, Leadership Chair-Applied Health Research, University of Leeds
Dr David McLernon, Senior Research Fellow in Medical Statistics, University of Aberdeen
Mr Lee Middleton, Reader in Clinical Trials and Statistics Lead at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit, University of Birmingham
Professor Ashley Moffett, Director of Research, Emeritus Professor of Reproductive Immunology, University of Cambridge
Professor Katie Morris, Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Birmingham
Professor Julia Sanders, Professor of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery, Cardiff University
Professor Philippa Saunders, Chair of Reproductive Steroids, University of Edinburgh
Professor Pauline Slade, Professor in Clinical Psychology and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, University of Liverpool
Dr Natalie Suff, Clinical Lecturer, King’s College London
Dr Nicola Tempest, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, University of Liverpool
Professor Rachel Tribe, Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Sciences, King’s College London
We are also supported by our Midwifery Subcommittee – three expert members in the field of midwifery research who sit on behalf of Wellbeing of Women and the Royal College of Midwives.
Dr Annette Briley, Professor of Women’s Health & Midwifery Research, Flinders University
Professor Vanora Hundley, Professor of Midwifery and Deputy Dean for Research and Professional Practice, University of Bournemouth
Professor Jayne Marshall, Foundation Professor of Midwifery, University of Leicester
Our peer reviewers
We work alongside a group of dedicated peer reviewers, who are women’s health experts working in specific fields from around the world.
Without their insight, expertise and hard work, it would be impossible to do what we do to fund high-quality research that benefits the lives of babies, girls and women.