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
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
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
- Professor Jon Tobias
- Dr Kate Ward
- Dr Geeta Hampson
- Dr Carolyn Greig
- Dr Stephen Tuck
- Dr Celia Gregson
- Dr Terry Aspray
- Dr Zoe Paskins
- Dr David Brookfield
- Mary Bishop
- Elizabeth Heyer
- Penny Calder
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