The role of this Committee is to review applications for basic science or clinical research funding into Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It then presents its recommendations to the Committee of Management, after which a final decision on successful applications is reached.
The Scientific Advisory Committee comprises members who are actively involved in gastroenterological research, and in particular, inflammatory bowel disease research. Previous members of the Scientific Advisory Committee include Professor Greg Whelan from St. Vincent’s Hospital, Professor Francis Dudley from The Alfred Hospital and Dr Miles Sparrow from the Alfred Hospital.
Current members include Associate Professor Tony Catto-Smith from The Royal Children’s Hospital, Dr Emily Wright from The Alfred Hospital, both of whom are on the Committee of Management, and Dr Greg Moore from the Monash Medical Centre.
All members of the Scientific Advisory Committee are honorary members.