PHG Foundation welcomes new trustees

Julian Harris

5 March 2018

PHG Foundation is delighted to announce the addition of three new members to its Board of Trustees

The new trustees are all senior faculty members of the University of Cambridge. They bring to the governance of the PHG Foundation skills, expertise and experience from a range of subjects as we build on our successes in helping science make healthcare better for all.

Professor Patrick Maxwell is a clinician scientist and was appointed Regius Professor of Physic and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine at Cambridge in 2012. He has been centrally involved in a series of discoveries that have revealed how changes in oxygenation are sensed, and how genetic alterations cause kidney disease. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Academy of Medical Sciences and has a research group in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research.

Professor Liba Taub is Director and Curator of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, and Head of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. She is a Professorial Fellow of Newnham College, and directs studies in History and Philosophy of Science at both Newnham and Trinity Hall. Liba is the author and editor of numerous publications on the history of science and mathematics.

Professor Nita Forouhi leads the Nutritional Epidemiology Programme at the University of Cambridge Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit. A clinician scientist and a Public Health Physician, Nita holds a Chair in Population Health and Nutrition. Nita is Principal Investigator of several large epidemiological cohorts, and Deputy Lead for the Diet, Nutrition & Lifestyle Theme of the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.

They join current PHG Foundation trustees Professor Patrick Chinnery, Dr Anthony FreelingMr Ian Peacock and Dr Ron Zimmern.

Dr Ron Zimmern, Chairman of the PHG Foundation Board, said ‘It is a privilege to welcome to our Board of Trustees these three highly qualified individuals at what is a particularly exciting time for us. Prof Maxwell, Prof Taub and Prof Forouhi, along with the current trustees, ensure we have a Board that offers a wealth of diverse yet relevant expertise to guide the PHG Foundation as it moves forward over the next decade.