Scientific Committee

This vital work gives hope to so many families.

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation’s Scientific Committee is an eminent body of leading medical professionals which assesses the research grant applications made to the Foundation and reviews how research projects are progressing.

Committee members:

  • Professor Salim Khakoo, Professor of Hepatology, Southampton General Hospital
  • Professor Richard Thompson, Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist, King’s College Hospital, London
  • Professor David Wilson, Consultant and Professor in Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Child Life and Health, University of Edinburgh, Royal Hospital for Sick Children
  • Professor Wendy Best, Professor of Communication Science and Language Therapy, University College London. Lay member
  • Professor Humphrey Hodgson, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University College London
  • Dr Jane L Hartley, Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Dr Emer Fitzpatrick, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Hepatology and Honorary Consultant
  • Dr Suzanne M Davidson, Consultant Hepatologist, Leeds Children’s Hospital
  • Dr Douglas Thorburn, Clinical Director for Liver Transplantation and Hepatology, Royal Free Hospital, London
  • Dr Luke Boulter, Chancellor’s Fellow and Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Hannah Mitchison, Reader in Molecular and Medical Genetics, University College London
  • Ms Lindsay Hogg, Clinical Nurse Specialist Team Leader, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Mr Hector Vilca-Melendez, Consultant Transplant Surgeon, King’s College Hospital, London
  • Ms Helen Thomas, Lay member