Biomedical Research Advisory Panel
The MND Association's peer review of biomedical research grant applications is carried out by the Biomedical Research Advisory Panel (BRAP). The members of this panel are neuroscientists and clinical neurologists with particular expertise in MND research. BRAP members are appointed by the Board of Trustees of the MND Association on the recommendation of the Director of Research Development. The BRAP also includes up to two members of our Board of Trustees.
Please also read our Biomedical Research Governance Overview.
Current BRAP members
Dr Melissa Bowerman | School of Medicine, Keele University
Dr Johnathan Cooper-Knock | Department of Neuroscience, Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience
Prof Philippe Corcia | CHU Bretonneau, ALS Centre, Tours, France
Dr Pietro Fratta | Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, Institute of Neurology, University College London
Prof Rob Layfield | School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham
Prof Jo Martin (Chair) | President of the Royal College of Pathologists, Queen Mary, University of London
Dr Fiona Menzies | Eli Lilly & Company, Surrey
Prof Gareth Miles | School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews
Dr Caroline Vance | Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London
Dr Sean Sweeney | Department of Biology, University of York
MND Association Trustees: Mrs Emma Adams and Mrs Jan Warren.