Standing Committee on Pandemics


Bring together scientists and clinicians to provide advice on the future risks and to ensure we are as prepared as it is possible to be. 

Ministers have asked members to provide views on the best way of the Committee going about its work, including the functions of the Chair, membership and Committee structure. Views from the first meeting will allow Ministers to ensure the Committee is as well-placed as it can be to fulfil the commission of ensuring Scotland is as well-placed as it can be to meet future pandemics.

Terms of reference will published in due course. 


  • Interim Chair: Professor Linda Bauld, Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health, University of Edinburgh
  • Vice Chair: Chief Scientific Adviser, Scottish Government
  • Vice Chair: Chief Scientist (Health), Scottish Government 
  • Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government
  • Chief Scientific Adviser Environment, Natural Resource and Agriculture
  • Dr Audrey MacDougall FAcSS, Chief Social Researcher, Scottish Government
  • Dr Ian Campbell, Chief Business Officer, LifeArc
  • Professor Tom Evans, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, University of Glasgow, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Richard Foggo, Director, Covid Public Health, Scottish Government
  • Dr Graham Foster, Director of Public Health and Strategic Planning, NHS Forth Valley
  • Professor Andrew Morris, Director HDR-UK; Vice-Principal Data Science, University of Edinburgh
  • 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 Aziz Sheikh, Director of the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Devi Sridhar, Professor of Global Public Health, 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