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Appointments Board

Reports to Council and meets at least annually.

Is responsible for:

  • Open and transparent selection processes for the appointment of members to BBSRC Strategy 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 Barry Hirst
Professor Rod Hubbard
Dr Fiona Marston
Dr Len Stephens
Professor Martin Warren
Professor Anne Willis

Meeting dates


19 April (strategic meeting)

3 October (appointments meeting)


2 March

1 September


5 March

2 September


9 April

10 September