Horizon Scanning Advisory Group

The role of the Horizon Scanning Advisory Group is to advise the Council on its horizon scanning programme, which aims to identify developments in biological and medical research in order to inform how the Council prioritises and carries out its work. The Group is comprised of Council members, who each serve a two-year term on the Group.

The Future Work Subgroup was stood down in 2017. Its role was to prioritise topics for the Council’s work programme once each year. This task is now carried out on an ongoing basis by the Executive and the whole Council.

Sir Roland Jackson (Chair)

Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institution

Professor David Archard

Chair of the Council, Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Simon Caney

Professor in Political Theory at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor at Magdalen College.

Dr Tara Clancy

Consultant Registered Genetic Counsellor and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine.

Professor Erica Haimes

Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Newcastle University.

Adam Wishart

Writer and documentary maker, focussing on the ethics and policy of science and medicine.

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