Membership

IIAC meets quarterly and publishes the minutes of its meetings on GOV.UK. You can also read more about its members here.


Our members

Dr Lesley Rushton OBE, Chair

Emeritus Reader in Occupational Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London

Appointed 1 April 2018

Professor Raymond Agius

Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Director of the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester Medical School

Appointed 1 May 2019

Professor Kim Burton

Occupational Health Research Consultant

Appointed 1 November 2018

Professor John Cherrie

Professor of Human Health, Heriot Watt University and Principle Scientist, Institute of Occupational Medicine

Appointed 1 November 2018

Keith Corkan

Partner, Woodfines Solicitors

Appointed 1 May 2016

Lesley Francois

Solicitor, Slater & Gordon LLP

Appointed 1 September 2019

Dr Max Henderson

Associate Professor, University of Leeds and Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, St James’ University Hospital, Leeds

Appointed 1 November 2018

Dr Jennifer Hoyle

Consultant Respiratory Physician and Occupational Lung Disease Lead, Pennine Acute NHS Trust

Appointed 1 September 2019

Dr Ian Lawson

Retired Occupational Health Physician and formerly, Chief medical Officer, Rolls-Royce plc

Appointed 1 November 2018

Professor Damien McElvenny

Principal Epidemiologist, Institute of Occupational Medicine and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester

Appointed 1 December 2021

Karen Mitchell

Legal officer and Solicitor, Rail, Maritime and Transport Union

Appointed 1 December 2017

Douglas Russell

Health and Safety Officer, Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers

Appointed 1 December 2017

Daniel Shears

National Health, Safety and Environmental Director, GMB Union

Appointed 1 September 2019

Dr Chris Stenton

Locum Consultant Physician, Royal Victoria Infirmary

Appointed 1 November 2018

Dr Gareth Walters

Consultant in respiratory medicine, occupational and interstitial lung disease, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical lead, Regional NHS occupational lung disease service, Birmingham Chest Clinic and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in occupational and environmental medicine, University of Birmingham

Appointed 1 December 2021

Dr Andrew White

Head of Safety and Occupational Health, University of Southampton

Appointed 1 December 2017

Register of interests

Read the Register of members’ interests.

Recruitment of members

The Commissioner for Public Appointments regulates all appointments to IIAC. The appointments are made in accordance with the Governance Code for Public Appointments published by the government.

Vacancies are published on the Public Appointments website as a minimum.

Our meetings and minutes

IIAC meetings

April 2022: IIAC minutes

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March 2022: IIAC minutes (PDF, 139 KB, 5 pages)
February 2022: IIAC minutes (PDF, 153 KB, 8 pages)
January 2022: IIAC minutes (PDF, 157 KB, 9 pages)
October 2021: IIAC minutes (PDF, 201 KB, 8 pages)
July 2021: IIAC minutes (PDF, 156 KB, 8 pages)
April 2021: IIAC minutes (PDF, 145 KB, 9 pages)
January 2021: IIAC minutes (PDF, 147 KB, 6 pages)
October 2020: IIAC minutes (PDF, 159 KB, 7 pages)
July 2020: IIAC minutes (PDF, 207 KB, 6 pages)
April 2020: Meeting cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
January 2020: IIAC minutes (PDF, 305 KB, 6 pages)
October 2019: IIAC minutes (PDF, 146 KB, 6 pages)
July 2019: IIAC minutes (PDF, 118 KB, 5 pages)
April 2019: IIAC minutes (PDF, 137 KB, 6 pages)
January 2019: IIAC minutes (PDF, 125 KB, 6 pages)
October 2018: IIAC minutes (PDF, 110 KB, 5 pages)
June 2018: IIAC minutes (PDF, 124 KB, 6 pages)
March 2018: IIAC minutes (PDF, 110 KB, 5 pages)
January 2018: IIAC minutes (PDF, 101 KB, 5 pages)
October 2017: IIAC minutes (PDF, 118 KB, 5 pages)
July 2017: IIAC minutes (PDF, 92.8 KB, 3 pages)
April 2017: IIAC minutes (PDF, 116 KB, 5 pages)
January 2017: IIAC minutes (PDF, 103 KB, 5 pages)
October 2016: IIAC minutes (PDF, 126 KB, 7 pages)
July 2016: IIAC minutes (PDF, 149 KB, 6 pages)
April 2016: IIAC minutes (PDF, 157 KB, 10 pages)
January 2016: IIAC minutes (PDF, 176 KB, 12 pages)

IIAC Research Working Group (RWG) meetings

December 2021: RWG minutes

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November 2021: RWG minutes (PDF, 147 KB, 6 pages)
September 2021: RWG minutes (PDF, 149 KB, 7 pages)
May 2021: RWG minutes (PDF, 129 KB, 8 pages)
February 2021: RWG minutes (PDF, 132 KB, 8 pages)
November 2020: RWG minutes (PDF, 129 KB, 6 pages)
September 2020: RWG minutes (PDF, 116 KB, 4 pages)
May 2020: RWG minutes (PDF, 124 KB, 4 pages)
March 2020: RWG minutes (PDF, 156 KB, 6 pages)
November 2019: RWG minutes (PDF, 128 KB, 5 pages)
September 2019: RWG minutes (PDF, 136 KB, 6 pages)
May 2019: RWG minutes (PDF, 109 KB, 5 pages)
February 2019: RWG minutes (PDF, 134 KB, 6 pages)
November 2018: RWG minutes (PDF, 112 KB, 5 pages)
September 2018: RWG minutes (PDF, 107 KB, 4 pages)
May 2018: RWG minutes (PDF, 108 KB, 4 pages)
February 2018: RWG minutes (PDF, 128 KB, 5 pages)
November 2017: RWG minutes (PDF, 93 KB, 5 pages)
September 2017: RWG minutes (PDF, 112 KB, 5 pages)
May 2017: RWG minutes (PDF, 107 KB, 4 pages)
March 2017: RWG minutes (PDF, 110 KB, 5 pages)
November 2016: RWG minutes (PDF, 103 KB, 4 pages)
September 2016: RWG minutes (PDF, 101 KB, 3 pages)
May 2016: RWG minutes (PDF, 125 KB, 6 pages)
March 2016: RWG minutes (PDF, 139 KB, 8 pages)

Archived minutes

Read earlier meeting minutes on The National Archives website.

IIAC public meetings

IIAC also hold annual public meetings. Read the IIAC public meeting minutes.

Our secretariat

The council doesn’t have any staff of its own but DWP provides a small secretariat team.

  • Head of Secretariat: Stuart Whitney
  • Scientific Advisor: Ian Chetland
  • Administrative Secretary: Catherine Hegarty