Meet Our Science Committee

We are fortunate to have a wonderful panel of scientific advisors at Humanimal Trust.  They work independently and their key aim is to support the Trust and to provide our Trustees with recommendations for funding of projects within the framework of current funding opportunities.

Humanimal Trust wishes to support research, which aims to deliver the objectives of Humanimal Trust and bring about a better understanding and implementation of One Medicine. We will provide funds to support projects, which come under the multidisciplinary research in specific clinical areas and promote the concept of One Medicine internationally.

You can read their individual profiles below and we would like to thank them all for the support to help make One Medicine a reality!



INTERIM CHAIR - SCIENCE COMMITTEE - Professor Roberto La Ragione BSc (Hons) MSc PhD FRSB CBiol FIBMS CSci AECVM FRCPath HonAssocRCVS - Surrey University Head of the School of Biosciences and Medicine and Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Miss Anna Radford MBBS, BSc, PGCert (Res), FRCS(Paeds), PhD - Consultant Paediatric Urologist and Surgeon Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Hull York Medical School & Honorary Clinical Lecturer University of Leeds
Helen Ballantyne MSc, BSc, PGDip, RVN, RN - Clinical Nurse Specialist for Living Kidney Donation
Dr Margarida Simoes RN, DMV, PhD - EUPHEM Fellow, Resident of the European College of Veterinary Public Health.
Associate Professor Benjamin Capps Ph.D - Associate Professor in Clinical Ethics at Dalhousie University, Department of Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine and Chair of the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) Committee on Ethics, Law and Society
Professor Matthew Breen PhD CBiol FRSB - Professor of Genomics and Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology Genetics in the Dept of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr James Yeates PhD MBA FRCVS - CEO of the World Federation for Animals
Professor Ali Mobasheri BSc(Hons), ARCS, MSc, DPh - Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology at the University of Oulu in Finland, Chief Researcher and International Advisor at the State Research Institute Centre for Innovative Medicine in Vilnius, Lithuania
Professor Ashish Ranjan - Endowed Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University, USA and Director of the Institute for Translational and Emerging Research in Advanced Comparative Therapy (INTERACT)
Dr. Richard William Doughty BSc, BVSc, MB, ChB (Hons), MSc - Consultant Pathologist at Akershus University Hospital in Norway
Iva Hauptmannova BSc (Hons), MA, O.A Dip – Humanimal Trust Research Support Consultant (and admin support for the Science Committee)