Committee listings

Senior Management Board

Terms of Reference:

  • To define the aims and strategic objectives of the Department in line with the Faculty’s mission to achieve excellence
  • To implement and monitor the academic plan of the Department
  • To ensure that appropriate resources are deployed effectively in order to deliver the objectives of the Department 
  • To ensure that effective management structures are in place within the Department
  • To ensure delivery of the Department’s commitment to the BRC and to strengthen relationships with the AHSC and BRC through establishment of common research objectives and strategies
  • To develop and maintain effective alignment and interaction with the appropriate Clinical Divisions within ICHNT in order to deliver an integrated strategy
  • To develop a strategy for clinical trials
  • To develop and implement a coherent education strategy aligning where relevant with appropriate Clinical Divisions within ICHNT
  • To implement and monitor the Department’s Health and Safety Policy and to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • To receive reports and recommendations from Departmental Sub-Committees and from Divisions
  • To maintain a strategic overview of Departmental activity and to consider new strategic initiatives as they arise

Committee reports to Faculty Board

Frequency of meetingsMonthly

Membership*:

  • Head of Department – Chair (and BRC – Stratified Medicine) Professor Jeremy Nicholson
  • Head of Division of Surgery - Professor George Hanna
  • Head of Division of Cancer -  Professor Bob Brown
  • Head of Division of CSM - Professor Elaine Holmes
  • Head of Division of IRDB (and BRC Theme leader) - Professor Phil Bennett
  • Head of Division of Digestive Diseases - Professor Mark Thursz
  • Director of Health, Safety and Compliance Matters -  Professor Gerry Thomas
  • Director of Education Strategy and Quality - Professor Alison McGregor
  • Director of Postgraduate Studies - Professor Michael Seckl
  • Director of People and Culture - Professor Lesley Regan
  • Deputy Head of Division (Cancer) for Clinical Alignment - Professor Hani Gabra
  • Head, Section of Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care - Professor Masao Takata
  • Head, Section of Musculoskeletal Surgery (BME Hub Liaison) - Professor Justin Cobb
  • Public Engagement - Professor Roger Kneebone
  • Director of Division of Surgery and Cancer - Professor Jamil Mayat
  • Director of Division of Women’s and Children’s Health - Professor TG Teoh
  • Dean of the Faculty of Medicine - Professor Gavin Screaton
  • Cancer - Professor Charles Coombes
  • Surgery and Surgical Technology - Professor Ara Darzi
  • Director of Development (Faculty) - Angela Bowen
  • Professor Steve Franks
  • Mr James Kinross

In attendance Senior Administration Team

*Deputies required

For further information please contact Karen Pontifex (k.pontifex@imperial.ac.uk).

Committee for the Promotion of People and Culture

Terms of Reference:

  • To encourage transparency and fairness in all aspects of Departmental life
  • To consider what facilities and initiatives would make the Department of Surgery and Cancer more attractive as a career opportunity for all groups of high-quality candidates and propose ways of implementing these
  • To ensure that factors which might disadvantage any particular group of applicants for academic posts or promotions within the Department are brought to the attention of appointments and promotions panels
  • To examine the employment environment within the Department of Surgery and Cancer and determine how extra pressures (e.g. those with caring responsibilities, disabilities etc) could be ameliorated
  • To monitor the implementation and success of Athena Swan Initiatives across the Department
  • To support the dissemination of College level policies and initiatives and to identify local adjustments and improvements

Committee reports to: Departmental Senior Management Board

Frequency of meetings: Quarterly

Membership:

  • Mrs Julia Anderson
  • Dr Toby Athersuch
  • Dr Veronique Azuara
  • Mr Rob Bell
  • Dr Charlotte Bevan
  • Dr Muireann Coen
  • Dr Ana Costa-Pereira
  • Dr Wei Cui
  • Professor Alun Davies
  • Dr Liz Elvidge 
  • Professor Christina Fotopoulou
  • Professor Steve Franks
  • Professor Andrea Frilling
  • Professor Kate Hardy
  • Dr Hector Keun
  • Dr Jia Li
  • Mrs Shirley Line
  • Ms Maria Lynch
  • Dr Daqing Ma
  • Ms Karen Pontifex
  • Mr Sanjay Purkayastha
  • Professor L Regan (Chair)
  • Mr Matt Ryan
  • Dr Vicky Salem
  • Professor Justin Stebbing
  • Dr Paul Strutton
  • Dr Tony Tarragona
  • Miss Celia Riga
  • Dr Catherine Van der Straeten 
  • Dr Liz Want
  • Mr Nick Wood

For further information please contact Karen Pontifex (k.pontifex@imperial.ac.uk)

Departmental Health and Safety and Compliance Committee

Terms of Reference

Make recommendations on improvements in:

  • Departmental health and safety standards
  • Actions to minimise accidents or dangerous occurrences
  • Local arrangements for implementing new College statutory requirements

Receive, review and monitor:

  • Reports of accidents, dangerous occurrences, or work related problems
  • Reports from Section Safety Advisers
  • The results of inspections carried out by the Campus Health and Safety Managers
  • Staff training
  • Provisions for Occupational Health issues including First Aid, Display Screen Equipment and Health Surveillance 

Committee reports to Senior Management Board and Campus Health and Safety Committees

Frequency of meetings: Termly

 Membership:               

  • Eric Aboagye
  • Joel Abrahams
  • Simak Ali
  • Julia Anderson
  • Fernando Bello
  • Sally Campbell
  • Neil Chapman
  • Naomi Chayen
  • Heather Combe
  • Anton de Paiva
  • Dan Elson
  • Wendy Gould
  • Ian Hackford
  • Iipo Huhtaniemi
  • Mark Johnson
  • Helga Koch
  • Eric Lam
  • John Latigo
  • Yoyo Dixon
  • John Luke
  • Faruq Noormohamed
  • Claire O’Brien
  • Sukwinder Singh
  • Paul Strutton
  • Masao Takata
  • Gerry Thomas
  • Leigh Turvey
  • Rachael Waddington
  • Roger White
  • Mike Wilson
  • Nick Wood

For further information please contact Karen Pontifex (k.pontifex@imperial.ac.uk).

Minutes of past meetings. 

Postgraduate Education Committee

Objective:

To develop and manage on behalf of the Departmental Executive the postgraduate activity of the Department of Surgery and Cancer 

Terms of Reference:

The PGEC reports to the Department’s Executive/Research Committee.  The above objective will be fulfilled through the following activities: 

  • Regulations laid down by the Registry of Imperial College are complied with in all respects
  • Policies and information emanating from the Graduate School are disseminated and implemented appropriately throughout the Division
  • The requirements of the Graduate School and the Faculty of Medicine in relation to quality assurance matters are complied with
  • Best-practice policies and processes are developed for the Department
  • Departmental policies and practices are disseminated, implemented and adherence within departments is monitored
  • Standards relating to the successful completion of the course milestones of Postgraduate Research (PGR) students within the Department are adhered to
  • Departmental activities and events are appropriately coordinated
  • Academic and pastoral support and assistance is provided to students and supervisors
  • Advice is provided to the Departmental Executive on the academic and business case for Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Courses
  • The educational quality of Postgraduate Graduate Taught (PGT) courses is monitored and developed
  • An overview of Departmental short courses is developed and maintained

Committee reports to: Senior Management Board

Frequency of meetings: Bimonthly

Members:

  • Professor Michael Seckl
  • Dr Daqing Ma
  • Dr Istvan Nagy
  • Dr Jake Bundy
  • Dr Marc Dumas
  • Dr Tim Ebbels
  • Dr Elizabeth Want
  • Dr Toby Athersuch
  • Dr Charlotte Bevan
  • Dr Ana Cost-Pereira
  • Dr Veronique Azuara
  • Dr Hector Keun
  • Professor Kate Hardy
  • Dr Nick Dibb
  • Dr Mark Sullivan
  • Dr Richard Abel
  • Miss Sonal Arora
  • Professor Wendy Atkin
  • Dr Fernando Bello
  • Miss Elaine Burns
  • Professor Andrea Frilling
  • Mr Chinmay Gupte
  • Dr Long Jiao
  • Ms Rebecca Smith
  • Mr Mikael Sodergren
  • Dr Paul Strutton
  • Mr Paul Ziprin

For further information please contact Rebecca Smith (rebecca.smith2@imperial.ac.uk)

Division of Surgery Executive Committee

Terms of reference:

  • To define the aims and strategic objectives of the Division in order to inform the Department’s overall strategy
  • To develop and monitor the academic plan of the Division
  • To develop and monitor the management plan of the Division to ensure that resources are deployed effectively in order to deliver the academic plan
  • To ensure that effective management structures are in place within the Division
  • To develop and maintain effective interaction with the Clinical Programme Groups within ICHT which the Division faces in order to deliver an integrated strategy
  • To oversee the development and delivery of Sectional plans including their staffing
  • To ensure appropriate health and safety management structures are in place across the Division as guided by the Departmental Safety Committee
  • To maintain a strategic overview of Divisional activity and to consider new strategic initiatives as they arise
  • To oversee and develop the Division’s strategy for delivery of Undergraduate and Postgraduate education
  • To ensure effective communication across the Division

Committee reports to Departmental Management Board

Frequency of meetings: Monthly

Membership:    

  • Ara Darzi
  • Nagy Habib
  • Justin Cobb
  • Alun Davies
  • Masao Takata
  • Roger Kneebone
  • Paris Tekkis
  • Jamil Mayet
  • Alison McGregor
  • Alexander Von Roon
  • James Kinross
  • Jamie Murphy
  • Long Jiao
  • Fernando Bello
  • Daniel Leff
  • Sanjay Purkayastha 
  • Stella Mavroveli
  • Julia Anderson
  • Karen Kerr
  • Tony Tarragona-Fiol
  • Julia Cork
  • Susan Farrell
  • Ken Miller
  • Eyo Oku

For further information please contact Tony Tarragona (t.tarragona@imperial.ac.uk).

Divisions of Cancer and Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology Executive Committee

Terms of Reference:

  • To define the aims and strategic objectives of the Divisions in line with the Department’s Research and Education Strategies
  • To develop and monitor the academic plan of the Division
    • Research:
      • Coherence of Divisional research strategy
      • Alignment with Departmental/Faculty research strategy
      • Plan for grant development
      • Communication between research and service delivery
  • Education
    • Alignment with Department’s developing education strategy focussed on quality of student experience
    • To develop and monitor the management plan of the Divisions, including staffing and finances
    • To ensure effective management of resources (space, infrastructure)
    • To foster the development of appropriate liaison and integration of strategy with the Clinical Divisions of ICHNT and other Trusts with which the Divisions are associated
    • To make recommendations to the Chairman regarding matters for transmission to the Department/Faculty

Committee reports to: Senior Management Board

Frequency of meetings: Monthly

Membership: 

  • Shirley Line
  • Eric Aboagye
  • Simak Ali
  • Julia Anderson
  • Jeremy Batten
  • Charlotte Bevan
  • Bob Brown
  • Charles Coombes
  • Wei Cui
  • Stephen Franks
  • Hani Gabra
  • Kate Hardy
  • Ilpo Huhtaniemi
  • Mark Johnson
  • Eric Lam
  • Malcolm Parker
  • Jennifer Podesta
  • Lesley Regan
  • Michael Seckl
  • Justin Stebbing
  • Gerry Thomas
  • Jonathan Waxman
  • Roger White

For further information please contact Shirley Line (s.line@imperial.ac.uk).

Division of Computational and Systems Medicine Executive Committee

Terms of reference:

  • To define the aims and strategic objectives of the Division in line with the Department’s mission statement
  • To implement and monitor the Plan as it affects CSM and to propose initiatives for future consideration
  • To ensure that resources are deployed effectively in order to deliver the objectives of the Division including space allocation, freezer management, HTA compliance, access to Divisional facilities, project management 
  • To ensure that effective management structures are in place within the Division
  • To support the Division’s interactions with the BRC, the MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre and the Clinical Phenotyping Centre
  • To support Centres within the Division/Department including the Centre for Systems Oncology and Cancer Innovation (CSOCI), the Centre for Digestive and Gut Health (CdGH), the Molecular Toxicology Unit and Computational Medicine Unit
  • To develop and implement a coherent education strategy with quality and the student experience at its heart 
  • To implement and monitor the Department’s Health and Safety Policy as it applies to CSM and to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements including necessary training, lone working policy, offsite working policy etc
  • To support the aims and objectives of Athena SWAN through the implementation of the Department’s Action Plan
  • To manage the Division’s web presence

Committee reports to: Senior Management Board

Frequency of meetings: Every two months

Membership:

  • Julia Anderson
  • Toby Athersuch
  • Frank Bonner
  • Jake Bundy
  • Sarah Butcher
  • Neil Chapman
  • Naomi Chayen
  • Muireann Coen
  • Marc Dumas
  • Tim Ebbels
  • Isabel Garcia Perez
  • Robert Glen
  • Maria Gomez Romero
  • Nigel Gooderham
  • Gordon Haggart
  • Elaine Holmes
  • Beatriz Jimenez
  • Matthew Lewis
  • Jia Li
  • John Lindon
  • Julian Marchesi
  • Lynn Maslen
  • Katia Nery
  • Jeremy Nicholson
  • Jake Pearce
  • Fiona Pereira
  • Jonathan Swann
  • Zoltan Takats
  • Wendy Torto
  • Elizabeth Want
  • Ian Wilson

For further information please contact Susan Farrell (susan.farrell@imperial.ac.uk).

Division of Digestive Diseases Executive Committee

Committee reports to: Senior management board

Frequency of meetings: Every two months

Membership:

  • Harry Antoniades
  • Yash Bhasin
  • Ashley Brown
  • Ameet Dhar
  • Marcus Dorner
  • Robert Goldin
  • Ailsa Hart
  • Shahid Khan
  • Larry Koomson
  • Amanda Ledlie
  • Maud Lemoine
  • Janice Main
  • Pinelopi Manousou
  • Julian Marchesi
  • Julie McDonald
  • Tim Orchard
  • Belinda Smith
  • Simon Taylor-Robinson
  • Mark Thursz
  • Julian Walters
  • Christopher Wadsworth
  • Horace Williams

Departmental Admin Meeting

Membership:

  • Julia Anderson
  • Jeremy Batten
  • Neil Chapman
  • Julia Cork
  • Nicolette Davies
  • Susan Farrell
  • Kathryn Johnson
  • Shirley Line
  • Maria Lynch
  • Lynn Maslen
  • Matthew Ryan
  • Katia Nery
  • Faruq Noormohamed
  • Elizabeth Barnes
  • Eyo Oku
  • Charlie O’Rourke
  • Jennifer Podesta
  • Karen Pontifex
  • Tony Tarragona-Fiol
  • Rachel Waddington
  • Roger White
  • Julie Williams
  • Nick Wood

 For further information please contact Karen Pontifex (k.pontifex@imperial.ac.uk).