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Appointments Board

Reports to Council and meets at least twice annually.

Is responsible for:

  • Open and transparent selection processes for the appointment of members to BBSRC Strategy Advisory Panels and Research Committees
  • Making appointments on the basis of quality and suitability to carry out in full the responsibilities of the Panel or Committee to which the appointments are being made with due regard to the balance of expertise
  • Appropriate representation of 'user community' on each Panel and Committee taking into account the needs and interests of those Panels and Committees
  • Achieving a balance of members in terms of location at both institutional and regional levels on each Panel or Committee
  • Giving due consideration to diversity issues


Professor Carole Goble (Chair)
Dr Deborah Keith (Deputy Chair)
Professor Rod Hubbard
Dr Fiona Marston
Professor Christine Nicol
Professor Tracy Palmer
Dr Len Stephens
Professor Martin Warren

Meeting dates


  • 5 April (strategic meeting)
  • 6 October (appointments meeting)


  • 19 April (strategic meeting)
  • 3 October (appointments meeting)


  • 2 March
  • 1 September


  • 5 March
  • 2 September