Public appointments

Department-of-health Committee on the Ethics of Gene Therapy, the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee, the NHS National Plan Task Force, NHS Review Team, the Health of the Nation Working Group.
Home-office The National Crime Prevention Board, the Crime Prevention Agency Board and the Property Crime Action Team.
nhs Non-executive director, Imperial NHS Healthcare Trust
Royal-College-of-Physicians Hon Fellow Royal College of Physicians
nhs Committee on the Ethics of Gene Therapy
GTCA The Gene Therapy Advisory Committee
nhs The NHS National Plan Task Force
nhs NHS Review Team
dh The Health of the Nation Working Group
Home-office The National Crime Prevention Board
Home-office The Crime Prevention Agency Board and the Property Crime Action Team

Other appointments (Healthcare and bioethics)

Royal College of Surgeons Research Steering Group*
National Guardian’s Advisory Group*
Member Nuffield Council on Bioethics (two terms)
Member of the Council’s Working Party on Ethics of research involving animals
Member Academy of Medical Sciences Inquiry into the Use of Non-Human Primates in Medical Research
Member Ethics Standards Advisory Panel for onCore (the UK tissue bank)
Director Health Quality Service
Member RCP Committee on Ethical Issues in Medicine*
Trustee UK Stem Cell Foundation*
Chairman Wales Cancer Bank Advisory Board*
Affiliate James Lind Alliance*
President HealthWatch*
Fellow Royal Society of Medicine*


National Police Chiefs Council Senior Oversight Group*
Chairman, UCL Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science
Member Committee on Public Understanding of Science
Chairman Royal Society Prizes for Science Books (twice)
Guest Director Cheltenham Science Festival
Chairman National Road Safety Committee of ROSPA
Advisory Board Victim Concern
Advisory Board Crime Concern
Trustee Dfuse*
Trustee Sense About Science*
Evidence-Matters Chairman Evidence Matters
Trustee Crimestoppers*
Ambassador World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), WWF Fellow*
Vice President Institute of Advanced Motorists*
President London Road Safety Council
President The Kensington Society*

* = current

Patron: (Healthcare)

cars Campaign Against Reflux Disease
Jewish Association for the Mentally Ill
Kidney Research Aid Fund
Myasthenia Gravis Association
depression National Depression Campaign
Raynaud’s & Scleroderma Association
Resources for Autism

Patron: (Non-Healthcare)

Animal Care Trust
BHA Humanists
British Wireless for the Blind Fund
Missing People
dignity Dignity in Dying
heartbeat Heartbeat
Prisoners Abroad
Simon Community Northern Ireland


Honorary Fellow, Academy of Experimental Criminology
Honorary Fellow, University College London
Honorary Doctorate, Queen’s University Belfast
best Various broadcasting industry awards