Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the senior management and decision-making forum of the Centre. The Committee membership encompasses the leads of the Centre's main research themes and platforms, and includes representatives of the Investigators, of the PPI/PPE and the Training Programmes, and the Researchers' Society. The Steering Committee meets approximately every two months.

 

Membership

  • Paul Elliott - Centre Director
  • Frank Kelly - Deputy Director, Theme Lead: Environmental Exposures,
  • Marta Blangiardo - Theme Lead: Biostatistics and Data Sciences
  • Majid Ezzati - Theme Lead: Healthy Cities, Healthy People
  • Debbie Jarvis - Theme Lead: Cohorts and Data Resources
  • Paolo Vineis - Theme Lead: Molecular Signatures and Disease Pathways
  • Ian Mudway - PPE/PPI Coordinator
  • Fred Piel - Training Programme Lead
  • Mireille Toledano - Centre Investigators' representative
  • Stephanie Wright and Anna Freni-Sterrantino - Researchers’ Society Co-chairs
  • Eduardo Seleiro and Angela Lewis - Centre Scientific Manager and Research Coordinator

 

Terms of Reference

  • To establish formal collaborative relationships with the funding bodies and other national and international agencies in the field of environment and health.
  • To establish an International Advisory Board to oversee the research and training strategies; and for the steering committee to facilitate development of the training programme.
  • To oversee the implementation of the Centre's research programme, which will be developed collaboratively with scientific experts from academia and government bodies appointed to the International Advisory Board.
  • To coordinate recruitment of high quality candidates to the academic, post-doctoral and support positions, and to the PhD studentships funded by the Centre and partner institutions.
  • To stimulate research collaborations and multi-disciplinary working across the Centre's research groups and to promote collaborations with other research centres and institutes.
  • To develop an effective communications policy for the regular dissemination of information on Centre activities to all staff and students within the Centre.
  • To liaise with the Investigators to support coordinated responses to project and programme grant funding opportunities in order to develop the Centre's research themes.
  • To oversee the development of a robust programme for training of the next generation of environmental health scientists, through MSc and PhD programmes, and purpose-designed short courses.
  • To support the Director in preparing reports and data for the funding bodies and to monitor progress toward achieving planned outputs during the programme.
  • To promote scientific visibility of the Centre through substantive publications, presentations at international conferences, hosting international scientific meetings, and a seminar series.