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.
Chair: Shaun Pattinson
Professor of Medical Law and Ethics at Durham University
Chair of the Council, Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast
Professor in Political Theory at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor at Magdalen College.
Consultant Registered Genetic Counsellor and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine.
John Ferguson Chair of Global Ethics in the Philosophy Department at the University of Birmingham
Post-doctoral researcher at the Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge