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Our Boards of Trustees is supported by five sub-committees. Each plays an important role in shaping what we do, and what our future looks like. They all give their time, energy and expertise for free.

Finance, General Purposes and Audit Committee

The committee considers our policies, practices and contracts, and our financial and operational results.

  • Chair: Mrs Frances Grigg
  • Mr Richard Darch
  • Mr Peter Gotham
  • Ms Caroline Trewhitt
  • Mr Tim Willett

Appointments and Governance Committee

The committee reviews the size and composition of the Board of Trustees and sub-committees, and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for any changes that are deemed necessary.

  • Chair: Professor Neil Gittoes
  • Mrs Carole Walker
  • Mrs Frances Grigg

Clinical Committee

The committee gives advice to our senior leadership team and Board of Trustees on medical and clinical matters.

Its members are all well respected in the medical world, and have specific expertise in the field of osteoporosis.


Committee member Area of expertise
Chair: Dr Nicola Peel Rheumatology
Vice chair: Dr David Armstrong Rheumatology
Dr Emma Clark Rheumatology
Dr Stuart Eastman General Practice
Dr Andy Gray Orthopaedics
Debbie Janaway RN Nursing
Dr Mike Stone Geriatrics
Professor Karen Knapp Radiography
Professor Jonathan Tobias Rheumatology
Dr Stephen Tuck Rheumatology
Dr Alison Black Rheumatology
Helen Statham Pharmacy


Members and Volunteers Committee

The committee is made up of charity members or volunteers, who live all over the UK. They have a wide range of skills and experience, providing valuable insights, views and advice on a wide range of matters relating to the charity's work.

  • Chair: Lynne Wigens
  • Janet Boyd
  • Sue Doyle
  • Tanya Grenade
  • Bec Hanley
  • Suzanne Hewitt
  • Claire Hook (Trustee)
  • Carol Hufton
  • Fiona MacLean
  • Kay Moore
  • Vera Niblock
  • Maggie Puttick
  • Alison Smith
  • Elisa Sgubin
  • Nic Vine

Clinical Fellows

The Clinical Fellows are senior experts and leaders in the field of osteoporosis who have made substantial and significant contributions to the charity over many years.

In recognition of, and to maintain links with the charity, the Clinical Fellows make a contribution to our advisory community, working alongside other practising academic and operational healthcare professionals.

  • Chair: Professor Cyrus Cooper OBE
  • Professor David Barlow
  • Dr Ashok Bhalla
  • Dr Pam Brown
  • Professor Juliet Compston
  • Dr Alun Cooper
  • Dr Louise Dolan
  • Dr Stephen Gallacher
  • Professor Richard Eastell
  • Professor Roger Francis
  • Professor Terry O’Neill
  • Professor David Reid
  • Professor Graham Russell
  • Professor Peter Selby
  • Professor Tim Spector
  • Professor John Studd
  • Professor Angus Wallace
  • Professor Anthony Woolf

Advisory panels

A number of scientific fora advise us via the Clinical and Scientific Committee.

Bone Densitometry Training and Advisory Panel

The panel provides advice on the best practice, training and education in the field of bone densitometry (bone density scanning). This panel oversees the planning and organisation of the National Training Scheme for Bone Densitometry and radiation protection (IR(ME)R) courses for operators and practitioners.

Nutrition and Lifestyle Forum

The forum oversees the development of initiatives relevant to nutrition and osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis Review Editorial Board

The board oversees the scientific content and production of the charity’s journal, Osteoporosis Review.

Osteoporosis Conference Planning Committee

The committee advises on the organisation of the event and oversees the scientific content of the conference programme.

Research Grants Assessment Panel

The committee plays a crucial role in the success of our research programme.

It oversees the research grants programme and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees on the allocation of research funding.

Chair: Professor Jon Tobias

Scientific Members

  • Dr Kate Ward
  • Dr Geeta Hampson
  • Dr Carolyn Greig
  • Dr Stephen Tuck (Vice-Chair)
  • Dr Celia Gregson
  • Dr Terry Aspray
  • Dr Zoe Paskins
  • Dr Sarah Allison
  • Dr Katherine Staines
  • Dr Camille Parsons

Lay Members

  • Mary Bishop
  • Patricia Williams
  • Valerie Farr
  • Angela Beattie

Remuneration Committee

The committee reviews our remuneration policy, and makes recommendations for changes to the Board of Trustees.

Chair: Professor Neil Gittoes
Mrs Frances Grigg
Mrs Carole Walker