NEIF reviewer group

The Reviewer Group comprises independent researchers with expertise covering a broad extent of NERC science remit who review applications and are directly involved in the project approval process. The reviewers are appointed by NERC to sit on one of three panels based on their specialisms.

Panel A — Radiocarbon

  • Dr Laura Basell (Interim Chair; University of Leicester)

Archaeology committee members:

  • Dr Selina Brace (Natural History Museum)
  • Jane Downes (University of Highlands and Islands)
  • Dr Joanna Dunster (AHRC)
  • Dr Linda Fibiger (University of Edinburgh)
  • Prof Stephen Rippon (University of Exeter)
  • Prof Fraser Sturt (University of Southampton)

Environment committee members

  • Dr Sarah Davies (University of Aberystwyth)
  • Prof Chris Evans (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)
  • Prof Vince Gauci (University of Birmingham)
  • Prof Daren Gooddy (British Geological Survey)
  • Prof Jerry Lloyd (Durham University)
  • Prof Graeme Swindles (Queen's University Belfast)
  • Prof Nicki Whitehouse (Plymouth University)


  • Dr Philippa Ascough (SUERC)
  • Ms Diane Baker (University of Oxford)
  • Dr David Chivall (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Adele Gardner (British Geological Survey)
  • Ms Natalie Graham (Secretary; SUERC)
  • Dr Angela Lamb (British Geological Survey)
  • Prof Daren Mark (SUERC)
  • Prof Christopher B. Ramsey (University of Oxford)

Panel B — Life sciences

  • Dr Rachel Jeffreys (Chair; University of Liverpool)
  • Prof Davey Jones (Bangor University)
  • Dr Sabine Lengger (University of Plymouth)
  • Dr Daniel Mayor (National Oceanography Centre)
  • Dr Lorna Streeet (University of Edinburgh)
  • Dr Amy Styring (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Stephen Votier (University of Exeter)


  • Dr Ian Bull (University of Bristol)
  • Dr Adele Gardner (British Geological Survey)
  • Dr Angela Lamb (British Geological Survey)
  • Dr Rona McGill (Secretary; SUERC)
  • Dr Jason Newton (SUERC)
  • Dr Gl√≥ria dos Santos Pereira (UKCEH)
  • Dr Darren Sleep (UKCEH)

Panel C — Geology & environment

  • Dr Andrew Henderson (Chair; University of Newcastle)
  • Dr Pallavi Anand (Open University)
  • Dr Martin Blackwell (Rothamsted Research)
  • Dr David Chew (University of Dublin)
  • Dr Hannah Hughes (University of Exeter)
  • Dr Shasta Marrero (Cardiff University)
  • Prof Janet Montgomery (Durham University)
  • Prof Peter Langdon (University of Southampton)
  • Dr Rachel Smedley (University of Liverpool)
  • Dr Pieter Vermeesch (University College London)


  • Dr Dan Barfod (SUERC)
  • Prof Adrian Boyce (SUERC)
  • Dr Dan Condon (British Geological Survey)
  • Dr Derek Fabel (SUERC)
  • Dr Adele Gardner (British Geological Survey)
  • Prof Melanie Leng (British Geological Survey)
  • Dr Diana Sahy (Secretary; British Geological Survey)