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Select Committee on Science and Technology Twelfth Report


Annex A: Declarations of interest

Evidence

Number

Contributor Interests
SDA 01Department of Health Not applicable
SDA 02Professor Ellie Lee, University of Kent Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Kent

Co-ordinator of Pro Choice Forum, an informal group of academic researchers

SDA 03Dr Anthony Cole,

Lejeune Clinic for Children with Down Syndrome

Medical Director of the Lejeune Clinic for children with Down Syndrome (as mentioned in the submission)

NHS consultant community paediatrician

Member of the Downs Syndrome Medical Interest Group

Chairman with  South Worcestershire Family  Bench of Magistrates.

My medical qualifications are Mb Ch B (Bristol), FRCPCH, FRCPE. 

SDA 04Dr Stuart WG Derbyshire, University of Birmingham Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain

Member of the American Pain Society and the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience.

SDA 05Professor Sally Sheldon, University of Kent Member of the Research and Ethics Committee of BPAS

Advisor for the Pro Choice Forum website (which provides commentary on social, legal and ethical aspects of abortion)

SDA 06Madeleine Simms
SDA 07ProLife Alliance Member of the Alive and Kicking Campaign
SDA 08Josephine Quintavalle,

CORE

Member of the Alive & Kicking Campaign

CORE aligned itself with evidence to the inquiry produced by the Christian Medical Fellowship

CORE is a founder member of a pro-choice/pro-life group called, 'Hands Off Our Ovaries', which campaigns against the exploitation of women in egg donation initiatives.

Ms Quintavalle worked for 20 years for the organisation LIFE as a crisis pregnancy counsellor

SDA 09Ruth Graham et al,

Newcastle University

Helen Statham is a Trustee of ARC, Antenatal Results and Choices
SDA 10fpa Represented in oral evidence by Anne Weyman (see below)
SDA 11Theresa Lynch, nurse
SDA 12Stephen Brennan, Guild of Catholic Doctors Master of Guild of Catholic Doctors

LIFE, SPUC, Medical Ethics Alliance, Right To Life, Pro-Life Party, World Federation Of Doctors, British Medical Association, Hallam Christian Constituency Movement (Chairman), Catholic Medical Missionary Society (Secretary), Human Rights Society (Chairman)

SDA 13BMA Represented in oral evidence by Dr Tony Calland (see below)
SDA 14Dr Lesley A Hall, History & Policy
SDA 15Dr Joel Brind, University of New York Member (current), Advisory Board, The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer (Illinois Member (2003-2006), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Control Advisory Committee (3-year US Federal Government appointment).
SDA 16Professor Rev Robin Gill, University of Kent Chair of Archbishop of Canterbury's Medical Ethics Advisory Group, Lambeth Palace (1993-2006)

Honorary Canon, Canterbury Cathedral (1992-)

Member of Medical Research Council's Stem Cell Bank Steering Committee (2001-)

Member of BMA Medical Ethics Committee (1999-)

SDA 17Scottish Council on Human Bioethics The response from the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics was made on behalf of this charity. The SCHB was presented at the beginning of the response to the consultation.
SDA 18Royal College of Nursing The RCN does not have any affiliations relevant to the inquiry. Represented by Kathy French (see below).
SDA 19Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Represented in oral evidence by Dr Kate Guthrie (see below).



SDA 20All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Choice and Sexual Health Group Baroness Gould of Potternewton submitted evidence to the Committee on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Choice and Sexual Health Group.

Chair of the APPG

Labour peer, Chair of the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV

Interim Chair of the Women's National Commission

President of fpa (Family Planning Association) and patron of FORWARD

SDA 21MRC One of contributors to MRC response, Catherine Elliott (the MRC's Clinical Ethics and Research Liaison Manager), is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
SDA 22Dr Bryan C Calhoun Memberships and other professional interests are:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Certification in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and the subspecialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Member of the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)

Senior Member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)

Member of Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI)

SDA 23Dr Vincent Argent Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Former Medical Director, bpas

Former Consultant Gynaecologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital

SDA 24Dr Chris Richards and Dr Mark Houghton Dr Houghton is a GP Appraiser, resigned last year from the BMA, CMF member and Nat Assoc of Sessional GPs and member of a GP continuing education group in Sheffield.

Dr Richards is a Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle

Director of Foundation for Life

Director of Lovewise

Member of Christian Medical Fellowship

SDA 25Marge Berer,

Reproductive Health Matters

I declared all my relevant memberships and interests in my written evidence.
SDA 26Dr Sam Rowlands, Warwick Medical School Visiting Senior Lecturer, Warwick Medical School

Member of Doctors for a Woman's Choice on Abortion

Member of the European Society of Contraception

SDA 27Dr Gregory Gardner, Cape Hill Medical Centre The terms of the enquiry are strictly scientific so I have kept my evidence within that framework. If the enquiry was about ethical issues I would have had to consider declaring various interests but since it is only considering scientific evidence there is nothing to declare.
SDA 28Dr Hans-Christian Raabe Practising GP in Partington, Manchester. (Manchester has a very high teenage pregnancy rate)

Member of the BMA (even though I disagree with the BMA's position on abortion)

Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (again I would disagree with the RCOG position).

Member of the Maranatha Community.

SDA 29David Randall Member of: Barts and The London, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London

Member of the British Medical Association

Member of the Christian Medical Fellowship

Currently in the process of joining the Royal Society of Medicine (application for membership currently caught in the postal strike).

SDA 30Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Represented by Professor Jane Norman, Honorary Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Glasgow Uni. (see below).
SDA 31Professor Patricia Casey Professor of Psychiatry, University College, Dublin

Not a member of any organisation campaigning on this matter

SDA 32Antenatal Results and Choices Member organisation of the pro-choice coalition Voice for Choice
SDA 33Brook Member of the Voice for Choice coalition of pro-choice organisations

Attends the All Party Pro-Choice and Sexual Health Group

SDA 34CARE
SDA 35Christian Medical Fellowship Dr Peter Saunders, General Secretary of CMF, gave evidence representing the Alive and Kicking alliance (see below).
SDA 36The Lawyers' Christian Fellowship
SDA 37Council for Health and Wholeness


SDA 38Professor John Wyatt Professor of Neonatal Medicine, UCL

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians

Fellow, Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health

Council, Medical Defence Union

Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine

Executive Committee, Christian Medical Fellowship

Board, Centre for Bioethics & Public Policy

Member, Neonatal Society

Member, British Medical Association

Member, European Society for Pediatric Research

SDA 39Dr Alex Bunn Member of the Royal College of Physicians

Member of the Royal College of GPs (associate)

Member of the Christian Medical Fellowship

Member of the iThemba AIDS trust (donor)

Member of the AIDS Care and Education Trust (donor)

Member of the Armonia Trust (donor)

SDA 40Marantha Community Maranatha is a Christian organisation and the Submission was produced on behalf of its members, who include a broad range of qualified professionals and voluntary workers
SDA 41Alive and Kicking Represented in oral evidence by Dr Peter Saunders (see individual details below)
SDA 42Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Represented in oral evidence by Rev Dr John Fleming (see individual details below)
SDA 43Marie Stopes International Member of Voice for Choice. Represented by Liz Davies (see below).
SDA 44Dr Bryan Gill,

BAPM

Consultant in neonatal medicine

Honorary secretary of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine

SDA 45Abortion Rights No other interests
SDA 46Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV
SDA 47LIFE No interests to declare

SDA 48bpas This submission compiles evidence from:

Ann Furedi, Chief Executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS),

Dr Patricia A. Lohr MD, MPH, Medical Director of BPAS,

Mandy Myers RGN, MPhil, Director of Nursing at BPAS.

Ann Furedi, Chief Executive of BPAS:

Associate of the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Associate of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology

Member, Institute of Directors

Dr Patricia Lohr, Medical Director of BPAS:

Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners (USA)

Active Candidate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Member of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health

Member of the Society of Family Planning,

Junior Fellow; National Abortion Federation; American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Junior Fellow; Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.

Mandy Myers, Director of Nursing at BPAS:

Member of the Royal College of Nursing's 'Nurses working in Termination' Group.

SDA 49Sally Carson, Nurse
SDA 50Dr Wendy Savage

Doctors for a Woman's Choice on Abortion

Chair of the Islington Division of the BMA which submitted a motion in 2006 defending the 24 week limit which was amalgamated with that of another division and passed.

Member of the APPG on sexual and reproductive health

Additional declarations of interest by witnesses providing oral evidence

Professor Maria Fitzgerald, Professor of Developmental Neurobiology

HEFCE funded Chair of Developmental Neurobiology at UCL

Research funding from the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust and British Pain Society

Member of Academy of Medical Sciences

Member of British Neuroscience Association

Member of British Pain Society

Member of International Association for the Study of Pain

Member of Physiological Society

Member of Research Defence Society

Member of Medical Research Council Neuroscience and Mental Health Board

Member of MRC Strategic Overview Group

Member of Scientific Board of Migraine Society

Member of Election Committee for Academy of Medical Sciences

Jane Fisher, Director, Antenatal Results and Choices

See above (SDA 32)

Dr Kate Guthrie, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Member and Officer of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (previously known as the Faculty of Family Planning); vice president.

Member of the Independent Advisory Group for Sexual Health and HIV

Member of the fpa

Member of Doctors for a Woman's Choice on Abortion

Member of International Federation of Professional Abortion and Contraception

Member of the European Society of Contraception

Trustee of the Hull IVF Unit

Professor Neil Marlow, President, British Association of Perinatal Medicine

Member of the Nuffield Council Working Group on 'Critical care decisions in the fetus and newborn'.

Professor John Wyatt, Professor of Neonatal Medicine, University College London

See above (SDA 38)

Professor Patricia Casey, University College, Dublin

See above (SDA 31)

Dr Ellie Lee, University of Kent

See above (SDA 02)

Professor Jane Norman, Honorary Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Glasgow University: Representing RCOG

Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Member of the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society

Member of the British Medical Association

Dr Chris Richards, Newcastle University

See above (SDA 24)

Dr Sam Rowlands, Warwick Medical School

See above (SDA 26)

Dr Vincent Argent, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

See above (SDA 23)

Dr Tony Calland, Chair of the British Medical Association's Ethics Committee

Chairman of Council of BMA Wales

GP

Liz Davies, Director of UK Operations, Marie Stopes

Adviser to the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Choice Group

Kathy French, Advisor in Sexual Health, Royal College of Nursing

Member of the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care

Member of the RCN Sexual Health Forum.

Nurse member of the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health at the Department of Health.

Kathy French is a part-time sexual health advisor at the Royal College of Nursing. Kathy is also a member of the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health at the Department of Health. Kathy's previous positions have been as a Clinical Nurse Manager for Contraception and Termination of Pregnancy Services and Clinical Nurse Specialist in contraception and sexual health. She is currently undertaking a PHD in teenage pregnancy.

Rev Dr John Fleming, Bioethics Consultant representing Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

President of Campion College (Catholic liberal arts college in Sydney)

Member of the Gene Technology Ethics Committee (Commonwealth of Australia)

Member of the Council for the National Museum of Australia

Catholic Priest

Anne Quesney, Abortion Rights

See above (SDA 45)

Dr Peter Saunders, General Secretary, Christian Medical Fellowship; representing the Alive & Kicking alliance

Member of the Christian Medical Fellowship

Fellow of the Royal Australasia College of Surgeons

Member of the British Medical Association

Anne Weyman, Family Planning Association

Vice chair of the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV

Member of the Independent Advisory Group on Teenage Pregnancy

Non-Executive Director of Islington Primary Care Trust

Chair of NICE Programme Development Group for Guidance on Social and Health Education


 
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