SRF Council


In response to the Call for Nominations to SRF Council in late 2017, Council received 4 valid nominations for 4 vacant positions as at January 2018. As the number of nominations did not exceed the number of  vacancies, the candidates were duly elected without further procedure and, as such, we are pleased to welcome the following members on to Council as Ordinary Members:

Dr Amanda de Mestre, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
Professor Bruce Murphy, Université de Montréal
Dr Nick Wheelhouse, Edinburgh Napier University

The fourth nomination was from Professor Colin Duncan, QMRI, University of Edinburgh who was eligible to be re-elected to Council in an Officer position. Colin was the only candidate who put himself forward for the position of Chair. Council fully supported the nomination and is pleased to announce Professor Duncan as the new Chair of the SRF with immediate effect following the conclusion of Dr Tony Michael’s 4-year term. A message from Colin can be found below.

Additionally, welcome to Dr Rebecca Sumner, Royal Veterinary College, London as the new Early Career Rep to replace Dr Kacie Thomson who has just ended her 2-year term.



Position Name Completes Term: January
Chair Professor Colin Duncan 2022
Vice Chair
Chair, Public Engagement Committee
Dr Bob Robinson 2021
Treasurer and Company Secretary
Chair, Finance Committee
Professor Tom Fleming 2019
General Secretary
Chair, Education & Engagement Committee
Dr Adam Watkins 2021
Programme Secretary
Chair, Meetings Committee
Dr Richard Lea 2022
Ordinary member Professor Bruce Murphy 2022
Ordinary member Dr Amanda de Mestre 2022
Ordinary member Dr Ali Fouladi-Nashta 2021
Ordinary member Dr Doug Gibson 2021
Ordinary member Dr David Miller 2020
Ordinary member Dr Suman Rice 2021
Ordinary member Dr Olivier Sandra 2019
Ordinary member Dr Nick Wheelhouse 2022
Ex Officio
Co-Editor-in-Chief of Reproduction Dr Greg FitzHarris 2022
Co-Editor-in-Chief of Reproduction Professor Chris Price 2022
Early Career Rep Dr Michelle Johnson 2019
Early Career Rep Dr Rebecca Sumner 2020