- The Very Revd Edward Shotter
- Professor Alastair Campbell
- Professor Kenneth Boyd
- Professor Raanan Gillon
- Professor Gordon Stirrat
- Dr Antonia Cronin
- Dr Colin Currie
- Professor Bobbie Farsides
- Dr Zoe Fritz
- Professor Raanan Gillon
- Professor Sally Glen
- Professor Roger Higgs - Treasurer
- Dr Wing May Kong - Chair
- Professor Margaret Lloyd - Chair of Grants and Awards Committee
- Professor Vivienne Nathanson
- Dr Anne-Marie Slowther
- Gordon M Stirrat
- Revd Bryan Vernon - General Secretary
- Dr Rhona Knight (Chair of The Education Committee)
- Professor Richard Ashcroft
- Dr Angela Fenwick
- Dr Deborah Kirklin
- Dr Elizabeth Macleod
- Dr Julian Sheather
- Dr Daniel Sokol
- Julie Stone
Former Governing Body members
Dr Gwen Adshead - Honorary Member until 2011
Consultant Forensic Psychotherapist Gwen Adshead trained as a forensic psychiatrist at St George's Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry. She also completed her Master's Degree in Medical Law & Ethics at Kings and also chaired the Royal College of Psychiatrists Ethics Committee for five years. She teaches and writes about ethics in mental health; especially ethical reasoning in psychiatry. Gwen works at Broadmoor Hospital as a forensic psychotherapist looking at ethics in therapeutic and clinical ways.
Sam Behjati - Junior Doctor Observer until 2011
Mark Brennan, BA(Hons) MA AKC DHMSA ILTM FRIPH - Trustee until 2010
Mark Brennan, a much valued member of the Governing Body and of the Steering Group for the Education Project of the IME, died after a relatively short illness on 25 September 2010 aged 47 years. He qualified in Medical Ethics and Law at King's College London (MA, 1991) and in his all too brief career in those fields he worked in the medical and/or dental schools in Bristol, Cardiff, Kent and the Peninsula. Among the other institutions with which he was involved were the General Dental Council, the Medical Defence Union, the Postgraduate Deanery for Kent, Surrey and Sussex; East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust, the Faculty of General Dental Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons in England. Mark was also a peer visitor to dental schools in Kaunas, Umea, and Sarajevo.
He was an inspirational teacher and a wonderfully warm-hearted, kind and empathetic person. Even in the last few weeks of his life, in full knowledge of his prognosis, he generously encouraged and affirmed those who were looking after or visited him.
He and Charlotte, whom he married on 10 April this year, were sustained during his short illness by their Christian faith. A memorable service of thanksgiving for his life and work took place on 6 October in the undercroft of Canterbury cathedral at which the IME was represented by Raanan Gillon. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. [Professor Gordon Stirrat]
Dr Carolyn Johnston - Education Project Manager and Assistant until 2011
Carolyn Johnston is a qualified solicitor. She is Adviser in Medical Law and Ethics at King’s College London School of Medicine and senior lecturer at Kingston University. Between 2002 and 2005 she worked at the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, as Project Officer for the UK Clinical Ethics Network and is a member of three clinical ethics committees/groups. She has recently set up a Student Clinical Ethics Committee at King’s. Carolyn is particularly interested in the use of film in teaching and assessing ethics and law in the undergraduate medical curriculum. She is an Independent Assessor for the Human Tissue Authority and is a member of the KCLSM Professionalism Working Group. Carolyn has published on a variety of medical law and ethics topics and is co-author (with Penelope Bradbury) of 100 Cases in Clinical Ethics and Law (2008, Hodder Arnold). Her particular research interests include adolescent healthcare decision making and advance decisions.
Professor Anneke Lucassen - Trustee until 2009
Anneke Lucassen is professor of clinical genetics at the University of Southampton (cancer sciences division) and consultant at the Wessex Clinical Genetics regional service based in Southampton. She has a long standing interest in the ethicolegal issues raised by genetics, both in practice and in research. She coordinates the teaching of law and ethics to medical students in Southampton.
Dr Hazel McHaffie - Trustee until 2011
Hazel McHaffie was formerly Deputy Director of Research, Institute of Medical Ethics, University of Edinburgh. Currently she is the author of a series of novels set in the world of medical ethics.
Professor Jonathan Montgomery - Trustee until 2009
Jonathan Montgomery is currently Chair of Hampshire Primary Care Trust and Professor of Health Care Law at the University of Southampton. He has served in non-executive director posts on NHS Trust boards since 1992 and as a Trust Chair from 1998 before moving to chair a strategic health authority from 2004-06. He has also been chair of the Southampton Local Research Ethics Committee. He is author of a leading textbook on Health Care Law and numerous articles. His book with Priscilla Alderson, Health Care Choices: Making decisions with Children, has been widely influential and is referred to in the Department of Health's guidance on children's consent. He is currently a member of the Committee on the Ethical Aspects of Pandemic Influenza, and the Organ Donation Task Force. Recent committees include the Medical Ethics Committee of the British Medical Association, a Nuffield Council of Bioethics Working Party on Public Health Ethics, which reported in 2007, and the Ethics Advisory Group to the Care Records Development Board (part of NHS Connecting for Health). Jonathan chaired a working group for the Health Protection Agency, which reported to the Chief Medical Officer in 2007 on a potential national study of the prevalence of abnormal prion protein, and a committee which devised a strategy on brain tissue banking for the UK Clinical Research Collaboration in 2008. In April 2005 he was elected to honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He has been Chair of the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards since 2005.
Elaine Paris - Education Project Manager and Assistant until October 2010
Elaine Paris started working for King's College London in 2002 and was the administrator for the popular Intercalated BSc in Medical Ethics and Law as well as the core curriculum ethics. She was appointed alongside Carolyn Johnston as joint project manager to the Education Project in June 2008.
Professor Anthony Pinching - Trustee until 2010
Associate Dean for Cornwall Tony Pinching is also Professor of Clinical Immunology, Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry and is based at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. His current academic and clinical interests include chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME), as well as medical ethics and medical humanities.