In addition to the recent recruitment of 7 new members, the Animals in Science Committee (ASC) has reappointed the chair and 6 of its members to independently advise the government on the use of animals in research for a further 2 years. This brings the current complement of members to 14.
Members were reappointed in light of their expertise in animal protection, research and ethics and in line with the needs of the current and forthcoming work program.
The reappointed committee members are:
Dr John Landers (chair), senior research fellow, Oxford University
Mr Ken Applebee, Director of Biological Services, Kings College London
Professor Gail Davies, Professor in Human Geography, University of Exeter
Professor Malcolm Macleod, Professor of Neurology and Translational Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh
Ms Anna Rowland, Assistant Director of Policy, Business Transformation and Safeguarding, fitness to practice, General Medical Council (GMC)
Dr Gilly Stoddart, Head of Science, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)