Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE): Coronavirus (COVID-19) response - membership

This is a list of names of participants who have taken part in meetings of SAGE and related sub-groups during the coronavirus pandemic.

Names of participants who provided input as experts at one or more meetings, including public servants who acted in an expert capacity.

These meetings are also regularly attended by officials from Her Majesty’s Government. These attendees have not been named.

Permission to publish names was requested from all participants. Those who did not give permission have not been named.

SAGE also uses advice generated by the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG), which is an existing group that advises the government on the threat posed by new and emerging respiratory viruses. Find out more about NERVTAG.

Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)

SAGE provides scientific and technical advice to support government decision makers during emergencies. Find out more about SAGE.

Sir Patrick Vallance FMedSci FRSGovernment Chief Scientific Adviser

Professor Chris Whitty CB FMedSciChief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health and Social Care

Professor John AstonChief Scientific Adviser, Home Office

Professor Wendy Barclay FMedSciImperial College London

Professor Phil BlytheChief Scientific Adviser, Department for Transport

Professor Ian Boyd FRSEUniversity of St Andrews

Professor Andrew CurranChief Scientific Adviser, Health and Safety Executive

Dr Gavin DebreraPublic Health England

Professor Sir Ian Diamond FRSE FBANational Statistician, Office for National Statistics

Professor Yvonne Doyle CBMedical Director, Public Health England

Professor John Edmunds OBE FMedSciLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar FMedSci FRSDirector, Wellcome Trust

Professor Neil Ferguson OBE FMedSciImperial College London

Dr Aidan Fowler FRCSNational Health Service England

Professor Julia GogUniversity of Cambridge

Dr David HalpernBehavioural Insights Team, Cabinet Office

Dr Jenny Harries OBEDeputy Chief Medical Officer

Dr Demis Hassabis FRSPersonal capacity as a data scientist

Professor Peter HorbyUniversity of Oxford

Dr Indra JoshiNHSx

Professor Dame Theresa Marteau FMedSciUniversity of Cambridge

Professor Dame Angela McLean FRSChief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Defence

Professor Graham MedleyLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Professor Andrew Morris FMedSci FRSEUniversity of Edinburgh

Professor Carole MundellChief Scientific Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Professor Cath NoakesUniversity of Leeds

Dr Rob OrfordWelsh Government

Professor Michael ParkerUniversity of Oxford

Professor Sharon Peacock FMedSciPublic Health England

Professor Alan PennChief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Professor Steve Powis FRCPNational Health Service England

Dr Mike PrenticeNational Health Service England

Mr Osama RahmanChief Scientific Adviser, Department for Education

Professor Venki Ramakrishnan PRSEx Officio as Chair of DELVE, convened by the Royal Society

Professor Andrew Rambaut FRSEUniversity of Edinburgh

Professor Tom RoddenChief Scientific Adviser, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Professor Brooke Rogers OBEKings College London

Dr James RubinKings College London

Professor Calum SempleUniversity of Liverpool

Dr Mike Short CBEChief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Trade

Dr Gregor SmithScottish Government Chief Medical Officer

Professor Sir David Spieglhalter FRSUniversity of Cambridge

Professor Jonathan Van Tam MBEDeputy Chief Medical Officer

Professor Russell Viner PRCPCHUniversity College London

Professor Charlotte Watts CMG FMedSciChief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Development

Professor Mark Walport FRCP FMedSci FRSUK Research and Innovation

Professor Mark Woolhouse FRSEUniversity of Edinburgh

Professor Lucy YardleyUniversity of Bristol

Professor Ian YoungNorthern Ireland Executive

Professor Maria Zambon FMedSciPublic Health England

2 participants have not given permission to be named.

Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (SPI-B)

SPI-B provides advice aimed at anticipating and helping people adhere to interventions that are recommended by medical or epidemiological experts.

Dr Richard AmlôtPublic Health England

Professor Imran AwarBirmingham City University

Professor Laura BearLondon School of Economics

Professor Chris BonellLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Ellen Brooks-PollockUniversity of Bristol

Professor Val CurtisLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Stephen David ReicherUniversity of St Andrews

Dr Laura de MoliereHer Majesty’s Government

Professor John DruryUniversity of Sussex

Dr Mark EganBehavioural Insights Team

Professor Nicola FearKings College London

Dr David HalpernBehavioural Insights Team

Mr Hugo HarperBehavioural Insights Team

Dr Daniel LeightleyKings College London

Professor Dame Theresa MarteauUniversity of Cambridge

Mr Shaun McNallyHer Majesty’s Government

Professor G.J. Melendez-TorresUniversity of Exeter

Professor Susan MichieUniversity College London

Dr Gavin MorganUniversity College London

DCC Paul NethertonDevon and Cornwall Police

Mr Richard PembertonBritish Psychological Society

Dr Henry PottsUniversity College London

Professor Brooke RogersKings College London

Dr James RubinKings College London

Ms Kathryn ScottBritish Psychological Society

Dr Louise SmithKings College London

Mr Hugh SticklandOffice for National Statistics

Professor Clifford StottKeele University

Professor Russell VinerUniversity College London

Dr Jo WallerKings College London

Professor Charlotte WattsChief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Development

Professor Robert WestUniversity College London

Professor Lucy YardleyUniversity of Bristol

4 participants have not given permission to be named.

Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M)

SPI-M gives expert advice to the Department of Health and Social Care and wider UK government on scientific matters relating to the UK’s response to an influenza pandemic (or other emerging human infectious disease threats). The advice is based on infectious disease modelling and epidemiology. Find out more about SPI-M.

Dr Marc BaguelinImperial College London

Dr Paul BirrellPublic Health England

Dr Joshua BlakeUniversity of Cambridge

Dr Veronica BowmanHer Majesty’s Government

Professor Stephen BrettImperial College London

Dr Ellen Brooks-PollockUniversity of Bristol

Dr Andre CharlettPublic Health England

Dr Leon DanonUniversity of Exeter

Dr Nick DaviesLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Dr Daniela DeAngelisUniversity of Cambridge

Dr Louise DysonUniversity of Warwick

Professor John EdmundsLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Dr Rosalind EggoLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Professor Neil FergusonImperial College London

Dr Thomas FinniePublic Health England

Dr Sebastian FunkLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Dr Nick GentPublic Health England

Professor Julia GogUniversity of Cambridge

Professor Nicholas GrasslyImperial College London

Dr Ian HallUniversity of Manchester

Dr Edward HillUniversity of Warwick

Dr Thomas HouseUniversity of Manchester

Dr Michael J TildesleyUniversity of Warwick

Dr Christopher JewellLancaster University

Professor Mark JitLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Dr Thibaut JombartLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Professor Matt KeelingUniversity of Warwick

Dr Petra KlepacLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Adam KucharskiLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Mr Jamie Lopez BernalPublic Health England

Professor Dame Angela McLeanChief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Defence

Professor Graham MedleyLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Lorenzo PellisUniversity of Manchester

Dr Jonathan ReadLancaster University

Professor Steven RileyImperial College London

Professor Chris RobertsonUniversity of Strathclyde

Dr Julie RobothamPublic Health England

Dr James RubinKings College London

Dr Edwin Van LeeuwenPublic Health England

Dr Marc WarnerFaculty, on behalf of NHSx

Professor Mark WoolhouseUniversity of Edinburgh

Professor Lucy YardleyUniversity of Bristol

6 participants have not given permission to be named.

PHE Serology Working Group

The Serology Working Group provides oversight of sero-epidemiology work for COVID-19 in England and partners with international colleagues, including the WHO, on these serological studies. The group monitors and reviews work on the establishment and running of population-based seroprevalence surveys in England. Sero-epidemiology is crucial in informing our understanding of the extent of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and to monitor how this changes over time.

Mr Gayatri AmirthalingamPublic Health England

Dr Marc BaguelinLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Wendy BarclayImperial College London

Dr Rupert BealeFrancis Crick Institute

Dr Tim BrooksPublic Health England

Dr Mary De SilvaWellcome Trust

Professor Sir Jeremy FarrarWellcome Trust

Professor Paul KellamImperial College London and Kymab Ltd

Professor Sharon PeacockPublic Health England

Ms Mary RamseyPublic Health England

Professor Gavin ScreatonUniversity of Oxford

Dr Edwin Van LeeuwenPublic Health England

5 participants have not given permission to be named.

COVID-19 Clinical Information Network (CO-CIN)

CO-CIN collates clinical information from the usual health care records of people of all ages admitted to hospital in the UK to characterise the clinical features of patients with severe COVID-19 in the UK.

Dr Kenneth BaillieUniversity of Edinburgh

Dr Annemarie DochertyUniversity of Edinburgh

Dr Chris GreenUniversity of Birmingham

Professor Ewen HarrisonUniversity of Edinburgh

Professor Peter HorbyUniversity of Oxford

Professor Peter OpenshawImperial College London

Professor Calum SempleUniversity of Edinburgh

Professor Wei Shen LimUniversity of Nottingham

Professor Jonathan Van TamDeputy Chief Medical Officer

Environmental Working Group

The purpose of this group is to identify and steer the role that environmental modelling, data analysis and environmental sampling can play in understanding COVID-19 transmission, with a view to understanding transmission routes, factors that influence this and the impact of environmental and behavioural interventions and mitigations at a mechanistic level.

Dr Alexander AllenNational Health Service

Professor Phil BlytheChief Scientific Adviser, Department for Transport

Dr Andrew CurranChief Scientific Adviser, Health and Safety Executive

Mr Adrian EggletonNational Health Service

Dr Shaun FitzgeraldUniversity of Cambridge

Dr Ian HallUniversity of Manchester

Dr Ben KillingleyNational Health Service

Professor Dame Theresa MarteauUniversity of Cambridge

Professor Cath NoakesUniversity of Leeds

Professor Alan PennChief Scientific Adviser

Professor Harry RutterUniversity of Bath

Dr Tim SharpeUniversity of Strathclyde

Dr Danielle SolomonNational Health Service

Professor Mark WilcoxUniversity of Leeds

Also attended by representatives of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Children’s Task and Finish Working Group

The group provides consolidated scientific health advice to government. Subject advice focuses on the transmission of COVID-19 in children and within schools, ensuring research questions are fed into relevant studies and UKRI/ funders for new funding.

Professor Laura BearLondon School of Economics

Professor Chris BonnellLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Ellen Brooks-PollockUniversity of Bristol

Professor John EdmundsLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Rosalind EggoLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Thomas FinniePublic Health England

Ms Clementine FuHer Majesty’s Government

Professor Julia GogUniversity of Cambridge

Professor Peter HorbyUniversity of Oxford

Dr Thomas HouseUniversity of Manchester

Dr Lorna HowarthHer Majesty’s Government

Dr Michael J TildesleyUniversity of Warwick

Professor G. J. MelendezUniversity of Exeter

Professor Matt KeelingUniversity of Warwick

Dr Petra KlepacLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Graham MedleyLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Gavin MorganUniversity College London

Professor Cath NoakesUniversity of Leeds

Professor Michael ParkerUniversity of Oxford

Dr Lorenzo PellisUniversity of Manchester

Mr Osama RahmanChief Scientific Adviser, Department for Education

Dr Jonathan ReadLancaster University

Professor Steven RileyImperial College London

Professor Brooke RogersKings College London

Dr Edwin Van LeeuwenPublic Health England

Professor Russell VinerUniversity College London

Mr John WatkinsWelsh Government

Professor Charlotte WattsChief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Development

Professor Lucy YardleyUniversity of Bristol

7 participants have not given permission to be named.

Hospital Onset COVID-19 Working Group

This working group focuses on hospital-onset COVID-19 infection (HOCI) and its purpose is to provide thought leadership, direction to analysis and precipitate policy change and interventions that lead to a rapid and sustained reduction in the rate of HOCI.

Mr Alexander AllenPublic Health Registrar

Dr Meera ChandPublic Health England

Dr Aidan FowlerNational Health Service England

Professor Alison HolmesImperial College London

Dr Russell HopePublic Health England

Dr Susan HopkinsPublic Health England

Professor Nick LemoineNational Institute for Health Research

Dr Kiran LoiNational Health Service England

Ms Ruth MayNational Health Service England

Professor Graham MedleyLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Cath NoakesUniversity of Leeds

Professor Sharon PeacockPublic Health England

Dr James PriceImperial College London

Dr Lisa RitchieNational Health Service England

Dr Julie RobothamPublic Health England

Professor Calum SempleUniversity of Liverpool

Ms Sue TrankaNational Health Service England

Ms Karen TurnerNational Health Service England

Dr Ben WarneCambridge University Hospitals

Professor Mark WilcoxUniversity of Leeds