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Grant review panels

Our grant review panels evaluate all applications for scientific merit and relevance to  people affected by MS.

They are made up of independent experienced researchers and people living with MS. You can read our peer review guidance to find out how a proposal is considered.

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Grant Review Panel 1

Our Grant Review Panel 1 (GRP1) reviews all our biomedical research applications. These focus on identifying the causes of MS and/or identifying and developing disease modifying therapies.

Tanja Kuhlmann, University of Münster

Vice chair:
Gabriele DeLuca, University of Oxford


  • Don Mahad, University of Edinburgh
  • Paolo Muraro, Imperial College London
  • Cinthia Farina, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
  • Carl Goodyear, University of Glasgow
  • Sue Evans, Research Network
  • Mike Kemp, Research Network
  • Mohammad Kouros, Hajihosseini University of East Anglia
  • James Turton, Research Network
  • Susan Scott, Research Network
  • Declan Chard, University College London
  • Jon Laman, University Medical Center Groningen
  • Jo Knight, University of Lancaster
  • Julia Edgar, University of Glasgow
  • Yvonne Dombrowski, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Mara Rocca, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
  • Anne Baron-Van Evercooren, Pierre and Marie Curie University, France
  • Stephen Sawcer, University of Cambridge

Grant Review Panel 2

Our Grant Review Panel 2 (GRP2) reviews all our care and services research applications. These focus on managing the symptoms of MS, developing and evaluating services for people affected by MS or exploring the clinical, social and economic impact of MS.

Olga Ciccarelli, Institute of Neurology, UCL

Roshan das Nair, University of Nottingham


  • Victoria Allgar, University of York
  • Sarah Bittlestone, Research Network
  • Amanda Croft, Research Network
  • Annie Hawton, University of Exeter
  • Jacqueline Krarup, Research Network
  • Gillian Parker, University of York
  • Sarah Thomas, Bournemouth University
  • Doreen McClurg, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Jet Veldhuijzen van Zanten, University of Birmingham
  • Anna Williams, University of Edinburgh
  • Ian Newsome, Research Network
  • Ruth Dobson, Queen Mary University, London
  • Jianhua Wu, University of Leeds
  • Ahmed Toosy, UCL