Who we are

Spinal Research Trustees

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



Mr J W A Hick BA (Chairman)
Mrs P Herbert (Deputy Chair)
Miss E F M Blois
Mr I Curtis
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

Executive and Scientific Director
Dr Mark 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.

As well as his role as head of Spinal Research he is Chair of the International Campaign for Cures of Spinal Injury Paralysis, 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.