Advisory panels

Our grants programme is overseen by an independent Grants Advisory Panel consisting of experts from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. Our Experts by Experience Panel supports our grants programme through its commitment to public involvement.

Grants Advisory Panel

The Grants Advisory Panel (GAP) is designed to ensure that Alcohol Change UK meets the highest standards of grant-making and consistently supports the best projects.

Advisory Panels are a tier of management below the board of trustees and whilst they do not have delegated authority to make decisions, their purpose is to make suggestions and recommendations to the full board.

They provide an opportunity for people with specialist skills and knowledge to contribute to the development of the organisation.

Current membership of GAP

Trustees (our Trustees are non-voting members of GAP)
Professor Alan Maryon-DavisChair, Alcohol Change UK
Public Health Department, King's College London
Professor Derek HeimProfessor of Psychology,
Edge Hill University
Voting members of GAP
Ms Claire BrownEditor, Drink and Drug News
Professor Simon CoultonProfessor for Health Service Research
Centre for Health Service Studies
University of Kent
Dr Matt EganAssociate Professor
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dr Carol EmslieReader
Glasgow Caledonian University
Dr Qulsom FazilLecturer
University of Birmingham
Professor Matt FieldProfessor of Psychology
University of Sheffield
Professor Elizabeth GilchristInstitute of Health and Society
University of Worcester
Mr Ian HamiltonLecturer in Health Sciences
University of York
Professor Elizabeth HughesUniversity of Huddersfield and South West Yorkshire Partnership
Dr S Vittal KatikireddiSenior Clinical Research Fellow
University of Glasgow
Dr Hilda LaughranAssociate Professor in the School of Social Policy
Social Work and Social Justice
University College, Dublin
Professor Dorothy Newbury-BirchProfessor of Alcohol and Public Health Research
Teesside University
Dr Jeremy SegrottResearch Fellow in Public Health
DECIPHer Centre, Cardiff University

Experts by Experience Panel

The Experts by Experience Panellists are individuals who have experienced alcohol harm, either directly or indirectly, or who have experience in the delivery of alcohol services.

Panel members help with the shortlisting of research proposals by ensuring there is a demonstrable commitment to public involvement, checking the relevance of the application for those who are affected by alcohol harm, and assessing the potential impact of the project.

The Panel also feeds into research priority setting, and helps Alcohol Change UK identify themes for future funding calls.