YBRI Governance and Reporting
Day to day decision making is led by the YBRI management team, who meet once a month.
The YBRI management team consists of:
- YBRI Director Professor Jeremy Mottram
- Theme Lead; Immunology, Haematology and Infection Professor Gavin Wright
- Theme Lead; Molecular and Cellular Medicine Professor Jenny Southgate
- Theme Lead; Neuroscience Professor Alex Wade
- Research Development Manager for Biosciences Dr Fiona Frame
- YBRI Research Facilitator Rebecca Chalkley
The two cross-theme advisors and the clinical interface lead attend management meetings three times a year. The Director of the YBRI Doctoral Training Programme attends on an ad-hoc basis.
- Cross-cutting Theme Advisor - Biomedical Technologies Professor Steve Johnson
- Cross-cutting Theme Advisor - Chemical and Structural Biology Dr Lianne Willems
- Clinical Interface Lead Professor Alison Layton
- YBRI Doctoral Training Programme, Director Professor Paul Genever
YBRI activities are overseen and governed by the YBRI Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee meets two-three times per year and comprises key academics and professional services staff from within the University of York who provide YBRI with strategic oversight and advice. Primarily, but not limited to, research development and YBRI’s position and operations within the University of York.
Committee seats: 2023/2024
Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Science
Professor Jane Hill
Director, York Biomedical Research Institute
Professor Jeremy Mottram
YBRI Theme Leads
Professor Alex Wade, Psychology
Professor Gavin Wright, Biology
Professor Jennifer Southgate, Biology
The Dean of HYMS
Professor Una MacLeod
The Head of Biology
Professor James Moir
The Head of Chemistry
Professor Caroline Dessent
The Head of Health Sciences
Professor Kate Flemming
The Head of Psychology
Professor Lisa-Marie Henderson
The Head of the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology
Professor Kieran Gibson
The Head of the Research and Innovation Development Team
Dr Dave Diston
Junior YBRI Members
Dr Scott Cairney, Psychology
Dr Samadhan Patil, School or Physics, Engineering and Technology
Ms Rebecca Chalkley, YBRI Research Facilitator
The External Advisory Board comprises professionals with expertise in biomedical science to provide YBRI with strategic advice and strengthening links between YBRI researchers and external organisations. The Board meets once a year.
Departmental Research Committees
YBRI provides a quarterly report to the Departments with YBRI members for discussion at their meetings.
The facilitation team are here to facilitate the smooth running of the Institute and develop biomedicine at York.
Rebecca Chalkley, YBRI Research Facilitator
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 strategic planning and oversight 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).
Libby Hagston, YBRI Coordinator
Libby is a psychology graduate and has a keen interest in cognitive neuroscience.
She provides planning and support for projects within YBRI; mainly the delivery of YBRI's programme of meetings, seminars and events. Libby also implements YBRI's communications strategy and runs our social media campaigns.
Fiona Frame, Research Development Manager, Bioscience
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.