Sub-committees

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
  • Ms Caroline Trewhitt 
  • (Vacancy)

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: Mrs Kate Tompkins 
  • Mrs Carole Walker
  • Miss Rebecca Thompson

Clinical and Scientific 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: Professor Neil Gittoes Endocrinology
Dr David Armstrong Rheumatology
Professor Juliet Compston Academic Rheumatology
Professor Elaine Dennison Rheumatology
Dr Louise Dolan Rheumatology
Dr Stuart Eastman General Practice
Dr Stephen Gallacher Endocrinology
Dr Andy Gray Orthopaedics
Mrs Jill Griffin Radiology
Professor Eugene McCloskey Rheumatology
Dr Nicola Peel Rheumatology
Dr Kenneth Poole  Rheumatology
Dr Mike Stone Geriatrics
Professor Jonathan Tobias Rheumatology
Professor Ailsa Welch Nutrition
Debbie Janaway RN Nursing

 

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: Mrs Rebecca Thompson
  • Mrs Carole Walker
  • Mrs Margo Berry
  • Mrs Maggie Biggs
  • Dr David Brookfield
  • Mrs Suzanne Hewitt
  • Mrs Carol Hufton
  • Mrs Olive Pelan
  • Mrs Gill Pullan
  • Mrs Maggie Puttick
  • Mrs Alison Smith
  • Mr Stan Thompson
  • Mr Nic Vine
  • Dr Lynne Wigens

Clinical & Scientific Fellows

The Clinical & Scientific 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 & Scientific 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 
  • Dr Alun Cooper 
  • Professor Richard Eastell 
  • Professor Roger Francis 
  • Professor Terry O’Neill
  • Professor David Reid 
  • Professor Francis Ring 
  • 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 Committee

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 Elaine Dennison 

Scientific Members

  • Professor Jon Tobias
  • Dr Kate Ward
  • Dr Geeta Hampson
  • Dr Carolyn Greig
  • Dr Stephen Tuck 
  • Dr Celia Gregson
  • Dr Terry Aspray
  • Dr Zoe Paskins

Lay Members 

  • Dr David Brookfield
  • Mary Bishop
  • Elizabeth Heyer
  • Penny Calder

Remuneration Committee

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

Chair: Mrs Kate Tompkins
Mrs Frances Grigg
Dr Louise Dolan
Mrs Carole Walker