Several groups work together to deliver the UKPRP. The initiative is governed by the Funders Executive Group (FEG) which comprises representatives from each of the 12 funding partners. The FEG sets the strategic direction of the UKPRP; decides the final portfolio of awards in each funding round; agrees a process for monitoring all awards; and ensures the best use of the UKPRP funding.
The FEG takes advice from the following groups:
Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)
The SAB is comprised of independent, international experts across a range of academic disciplines and policy/practitioner sectors. It provides strategic and scientific oversight of the initiative, including on the configuration of researchers required for delivering the scientific objectives of the UKPRP. The SAB is also responsible for monitoring progress of the funded teams and the delivery of UKPRP’s objectives. The Board also advises the FEG on areas of investment to facilitate cross-working between the funded teams.
Membership of the UKPRP SAB:
- Professor Kevin Fenton CBE, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (Chair of SAB)
- Professor Marion Bain, Scottish Government
- Professor Ana Diez Roux, Drexel University
- Professor Liz Green, Public Health Wales
- Professor Ann John, Swansea University
- Professor Eileen Kaner, Newcastle University
- Professor Frank Kelly, Imperial College London
- Professor Nathaniel Osgood, University of Saskatchewan
- Dr Natalie Savona, Cordis Bright
- Professor Jonathan Shepherd, Cardiff University
- Mr Robin Tuddenham, Calderdale Council
- Professor Lucy Yardley, University of Bristol
- Professor Catherine Law, University College London
- Professor Ruth Dalton, Northumbria University
- Professor Laia Bécares, King’s College London
Expert Review Group (ERG)
The ERG is responsible for evaluating all funding applications received under the UKPRP calls, including interviewing applicants, and advising the FEG on awards and the level of funding that should be awarded.
The UKPRP Secretariat supports the FEG and all other advisory groups in carrying out their respective roles. The Secretariat comprises a Programme Manager and a Science Manager.