Standing Committee on Pandemic Preparedness


The Standing Committee on Pandemic Preparedness will be a permanent advisory group to the Scottish Government, established to bring together scientists and technical experts to advise the Scottish Government on the future risks from pandemics and to ensure we are as prepared as it is possible to be for these.



  • Chair: Professor Andrew Morris, Director/ Director HDR-UK and Vice-Principal Data Science, University of Edinburgh
  • Vice Chair: Chief Scientific Adviser, Scottish Government
  • Vice Chair: Chief Scientist (Health), Scottish Government 
  • Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government
  • Deputy Chief Medical Officers , Scottish Government
  • Professor Linda Bauld, Chief Social Policy Advisor, Scottish Government; Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health, University of Edinburgh
  • Chief Scientific Adviser Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
  • Dr Audrey MacDougall FAcSS, Chief Social Researcher, Scottish Government
  • Christine McLaughlin, Co-Director, Population Health, Scottish Government
  • Dr Ian Campbell, Vice President, National Transformation Institute, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Professor Josephine Pravinkumar, Director of Public Health and Health Policy, NHS Lanarkshire
  • Professor Tom Evans, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, University of Glasgow, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Professor Massimo Palmarini, Director of the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
  • Professor Nick Phin, Director of Public Health Science and Medical Director, Public Health Scotland
  • Professor Stephen Reicher; Bishop Wardlaw Professor, University of St Andrews
  • Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh, Director of the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Emma Thomson, Professor in Infectious Diseases, MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
  • Professor Mark Woolhouse, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Jim McMenamin, Head of Health Protection (Infection Services), Public Health Scotland


Standing Committee on Pandemic Preparedness: terms of reference

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