Who we are

Spinal Research Trustees

Spinal Research is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees, some of whom are directly affected by spinal cord injury.

They are responsible for our strategic development, ensuring compliance with our charitable aims and the proper governance of our charity.

2015 Board members

Mr J W A Hick BA (Chairman)
Mrs P Herbert (Deputy Chair)
Mr D B Allan FRCS RCPSG
Miss E F M Blois
Prof J Fawcett PhD FRCP
Mrs K Mullins
Miss J Pelly
Dr P Sharpe
Mr R Shelton
Mr D J R G Thomson MB, ChB, LLM, LLB, FCIArb, Barrister

Honorary Scientific Advisors
Prof F S Walsh PhD
Dr R McKernan CBE

Key staff

Mark Bacon – Executive & Scientific Director

Dr Bacon has spent over 20 years as an academic and commercial scientist. His extensive knowledge and experience means that his opinion is regularly sought by advocacy groups and individuals around the world. In addition to his role as head of Spinal Research he is Chair of the ICCP, Executive Scientific Committee member of UKSCIRN and has sat as advisory member to government on numerous working groups on major trauma research and regenerative medicine.