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The IGC performs these functions:

  Reviews and approves all new and material changes to existing Department IG policies and Standard Operating Procedures;

  Reviews reported Incidents, including actual and suspected breaches, security, etc.;

  Reports to the Research Committee on Departmental compliance with Information Governance policies;

  Provides advice to and obtains approvals from the Research Committee and the SMC on Information Governance matters as required; and

 ✓ Encourage good practice and compliance across the activities of the Department in line with regulatory requirements.

Meeting frequency: Quarterly

Membership: A representative from each of the research groups in the Department. The Committee is currently comprised of the following representatives:


IG Committee Membership

last updated: 19Apr24, v2.1





Research Area Represented

1.      Ariel Wang 
Cardiovascular and Metabolic 
2.      Clare Bankhead 
CPRD - Clinical Practise Research Datalink 
3.      David Seaton  
Back up Secretary: IG Officer 
4.      Jane Weinstein
Secretary: Senior IG Manager
5.      Joe Wherton 
IRIHS - Interdisciplinary Research in Health Sciences 
6.      John Briggs 
Deputy Chair: Head IT/IG  
7.      Jono Franklin 
MSD-IT - Medical Sciences Division’s IT 
8.      Julia Hippisley-Cox
Deputy: Jennifer Hirst
Q Research 
9.      Julie McLellan 
Medical Statistics 
10.    Juliet Underdown
Deputy: Liam Hart
Bennett Institute / OpenSAFELY
12.   Ly-Mee Yu
Chair: Associate Professor/ Deputy Director Academic (CTU) 
13.   Nicola Small 
Head of Administration/Finance 

Role: SIRO - Senior Information Risk Officer 

14.   Phil Turner 
MIC - MedTech and In vitro Diagnostic Co-operative 
15.   Ru Jia 
Health Behaviours 
16.   Ruth Davis 
Evidence Based Medicine 
17.   Ruth Sanders 

Medical Sociology / Health Experiences Research Group 

18.   Sharon Tonner  

        Deputy: Rebekah Burrow

Cancer Research  
19.   Sneha Anand 
20.   Stasya Ng 
CTU (Clinical Trials Unit) 
21.   Stuart Redding 
Health Economics