Research Grants Committee (RGC)

The National Osteoporosis Society Research Grants Committee consists of scientific and lay members and plays a crucial role in the success of the Charity's Research Programme.

Role of the Research Grants Committee (RGC)

  • Oversee the processes involved in the research grants programme
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on the allocation of research funding, in line with the Charity's research strategy
  • Advise the Charity in development of its research strategy, in line with the overall strategic direction
  • Comply with Research Grants Committee Code of Conduct

Current Research Grants Committee Members

Scientific Members

Professor Elaine Dennison (Chair): Professor of Musculoskeletal Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton

Mr Steven Chandler: Consultant Medical Physicist (Retired)

Dr Richard Keen: Consultant Rheumatologist, Princess Grace Hospital and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospita

Professor Cameron Swift: Clinical Age Research Unit, King's College School of Medicine, London

Professor Jon Tobias: Professor of Rheumatology, University of Bristol

Dr Stephen Tuck: Consultant Rheumatologist, James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough and Honorary Clinicial Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University Institute of Cellular Medicine 

Dr Kate Ward: Senior Research Scientist, MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge

Lay Members

Dr David Brookfield

Dr Cheryl Dolder

Elizabeth Heyer

The Research Grants Committee aims to reflect a fair balance of experience and scientific disciplines, with views from all members given equal weighting.