The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is a committee which advises the Board of Trustees (BoT) on Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research's (SMSR) research strategy; reviews grant award applications and makes recommendations to the BoT about which applications to take forward.  Final funding decisions on grant applications are made by the BoT.

The SAB meets regularly and is currently chaired by Dr Joost van Middendorp, Medical Research Liaison Europe at Argenx and former Research Director, SMSR.

Members of the SAB

  • Dr Joost van Middendorp, Chair SAB; Medical Research Liaison Europe at Argenx and former Research Director, SMSR.
  • Professor Sue Barnett, Professor of Cellular Neuroscience, University of Glasgow
  • Christa Dyson, (Patient Representative) Senior Vice Chair and Trustee, Spinal Injuries Association
  • Dr Alan McLean, Consultant in Spinal Cord Medicine, Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit, Glasgow
  • Mr Pradeep Thumbikat, Consultant in Spinal Injuries, Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre, Sheffield