• Queen Mary University of London
  • Barts Health NHS
  • Bradford NHS
  • Manchester Uni

Executive Committee

The Genes & Health Executive meets monthly.

Its roles are:

  • overview of scientific direction.
  • review of new scientific applications to use the ELGH resource and access (including recall of volunteers).
  • review of recruitment of research volunteers.
  • governance.
  • funding.
  • community relations.

Current Membership (as at May 2020)

  • Joint Leads of G&H (David van Heel, Richard Trembath)
  • Deputy Lead of G&H (Sarah Finer)
  • Primary Care Lead (Chris Griffiths)
  • Bradford site Investigator (John Wright)
  • Manchester site Investigator (Bill Newman)
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute Lead (Hilary Martin)


  • Research Programme Manager (Robin Lerner, non-voting, Secretary to the Executive)
  • Social Action for Health Director (Ceri Durham, bimonthly, non-voting)
  • Research Sponsor delegate (Shafa Ullah, non-voting)
  • other attendees (non voting) are invited as necessary e.g. Centre of The Cell, QMUL Center for Public Engagement, QMUL Life Sciences Initiative, Social Action for Health.