Management and Governance
YBRI is managed on a day-to-day basis by the YBRI Management Board.
The board consists of the:
- Leadership team: Director, three theme leads, HYMS representative, and Research and Innovation Associate Director
- Facilitation team: YBRI Research Facilitator and Biosciences Research Development Manager
YBRI activities are overseen and governed by the YBRI Scientific Advisory Board.
- Professor Jeremy Mottram, Director
- Professor Jennifer Southgate, Molecular and Cellular Medicine Theme Lead
- Professor Tony Morland, Neuroscience theme lead
- Professor Ian Hitchcock, Immunology, Haematology and Infection theme lead
- Dr Dimitris Lagos, Head of the Experimental Medicine and Biomedicine (HYMS)
- Dr Rachel Curwen, Associate Director (Research and Innovation Development)
Rebecca’s background is in translational research focused on cancer; specifically head and neck, lung, breast, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and developing molecular tools.
She provides planning, support and drives delivery of York Biomedical Research Institute activities.
Rebecca is highly involved in network development and collaborating with clinical partners and civic engagement.
She is responsible for all aspects of large, complex proposal development, from generating initial interest and ideas around funding calls, bringing together research collaborators, pulling together multi-partner budgets, providing content for bids, proofreading and managing proposal drafting and submission processes (internal and external).
Rebecca also runs our communication channels.
Fiona’s background is in prostate cancer with an interest in therapy resistance, using primary prostate epithelial cells from patient samples as a clinically relevant model.
As Research Development Manager in Biosciences she works with YBRI researchers to increase their relationships and collaborations with industry.
Scientific Advisory Board
YBRI activities are overseen by a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Membership is drawn from across the different academic departments that have significant biomedical research activity. Members represent their departmental interests, as well as considering the wider University benefits and consequences.
Constituency of the SAB:
- The Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research (Chair)
- Director, York Biomedical Research Institute
- Immunology, Haematology and Infection Theme Lead, York Biomedical Research Institute
- Neuroscience Theme Lead, York Biomedical Research Institute
- Molecular and Cellular Medicine Theme Lead, York Biomedical Research Institute
- Associate Dean for Research in the Sciences
- Research Champion for Health and Wellbeing
- A representative of University Planning Committee
- The Dean of Hull York Medical School
- The Head of Biology
- The Head of Chemistry
- The Head of Psychology
- Associate Director (Research and Innovation Development)
- External advisor
SAB secretary: Research Facilitator, York Biomedical Research Institute.
YBRI reports activity and progress to the SAB two or three times a year.