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The Science Advisory Council for Wales came to an end in 2018. It was replaced by the Wales Science and Innovation Advisory Council. These are the former members.

2015 to 2018

Professor Robin Williams (Chair) CBE FLSW HonFInstP FRS

Former Vice Chancellor, University of Swansea.

Kevin Bygate CEng

Chief Executive Officer, SPECIFIC.

Professor Laurence Eaves CBE FRS FLSW

Professor, Schools of Physics & Astronomy, Nottingham University and Manchester University.

Professor Bridget Emmett FLSW FRSB

Head of Site and Science Area Lead for Soil, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bangor.

Dr Wendy Ewart PhD MBE

Ex-Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief of Strategy, Medical Research Council, now Consultant.

Professor Chris Gaskell CBE MRCVS ARAgS

Former Vice Chancellor, Royal Agricultural University, a veterinary surgeon.

Professor Tim Jones 

Provost and Vice-Principal, University of Birmingham.

Dr David A. A. Owen OBE 

Ex-Chief Executive Officer, MRC Technology Ltd. Later Chair, Wales Life Sciences Bridging Fund.

Professor Ole Petersen CBE, FLSW FMedSci MAE ML FRS

MRC Research Professor, Biosciences, Cardiff University.

Professor Dame Jean Thomas DBE FLSW FMedSci MAE HonFRSB FRS

Chancellor of Swansea University; former President, Royal Society of Biology and former Master of St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge University.

Professor Christine Williams OBE

Director of Food, Agriculture and Health, University of Reading. Professor of Human Nutrition, previously Pro Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and then for Research and Innovation.

Professor Richard B. Davies FLSW

Vice Chancellor, Swansea University (Ex-Officio Member).

Professor John Hughes FLSW 

Vice Chancellor, Bangor University (Ex-Officio Member).

Professor Colin Riordan FLSW 

President & Vice Chancellor, Cardiff University (Ex-Officio Member).

Professor Christopher Thomas 

Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, Aberystwyth University (Ex-Officio Member).

2010 to 2015

Professor Chris Pollock (Chair) CBE, MA, PhD, DSc, FRAgS, CBiol, FIBiol

Professor, Aberystwyth University and former Head of the Institute of Grassland & Environmental Research (IGER).

Paul Allen FRSA 

External Relations Director Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Machynlleth.

Simon Bradley

EADS (now Airbus Space and Defence), Newport.

Kevin Bygate CEng

Business Development Director, Corus Colors then Chief Executive Officer, SPECIFIC.

Sir Martin Evans FRS FMedSci

Then President, Cardiff University.

John Jeans CBE CEng

Former Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, Medical Research Council.

Professor Chris Gaskell CBE MRCVS ARAgS  

Then Principal, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Dr then Professor Bridget Emmett FSB FLSW

Then Head of Bangor Site, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bangor.

Professor Tavi Murray FLSW

Swansea University Glaciology Group lead and Polar Medal Recipient.

Professor Sian Hope OBE

Executive Director of Innovation and Professor of Computer Science, Bangor University.

Dr Jim Houlihan PhD

Then Head of Innovation Policy, UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO).

Rebecca Villis CPhys

UKIPO (Dr Houlihan was replaced by Rebecca Villis when he joined Welsh Government on secondment).

Professor Huw Beynon DSocSc ACSS

Professor Emeritus, School of Psychology, Cardiff University.

Professor Ole H Petersen CBE FRCP FMedSci FRS ML MAE

Cardiff University, Biomedical Sciences.

Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas FRS FREng FRSE

Professor Emeritus Department of Material, Science and Metallurgy, Cambridge University.

Wendy Sadler MBE

Director Science Made Simple.

Professor Ken Walters FRS

Distinguished Research Professor Institute of Mathematics and Physics Aberystwyth University.

Professor Robin Williams CBE FRS FInstP

Former Vice Chancellor, University of Swansea.