Who we are
COMEAP draws its members from a range of specialist fields such as air quality science, atmospheric chemistry, toxicology, physiology, epidemiology, statistics, paediatrics and cardiology. There is also a "lay" member responsible for ensuring COMEAP work is accessible and understandable to the general public.
Currently there are14 full-time committee members (including the chairman), assisted by a secretariat provided by the Health Protection Agency (HPA). The chairman of the Committee on Carcinogenicity (COC) is also a member.
Some members serve on subgroups of the main committee and a small number of ex-members also serve on these sub-groups. From time to time the committee may invite other experts to assist them in their deliberations. These are "co-opted" members.
At all times, individuals are required to declare conflicts of interest and during discussions members declaring an interest may be disqualified at the Chairman's discretion from contributing to the discussion of that item.
On the Members page, you can read the profiles of COMEAP's current chair, committee members and the subgroup chairs. You can also find information on the Secretariat, Members interests and Terms of Reference for COMEAP.
Professor Frank Kelly is Chair of the committee (appointed until 01/12/2014)
Appointments are staggered and members can serve for 3 terms or a maximum of 10 years from first appointment.
Current terms are:
Dr Rosemary Waring, Dr Brian Miller and Professor Jonathan Grigg appointed until until 31/03/2014
Professors Derwent and Laxen appointed until 01/06/2013
Professor Harrison appointed until 01/02/2016
Professor Anderson and Dr Atkinson appointed until 01/07/2015
Professor Holgate appointed until 01/11/2014
Professor Cullinan and Mr Stedman appointed until 31/03/2014
The Chairman receives an attendance fee of £158 and a reading fee of £40 per meeting. Members receive an attendance fee of £123 and a reading fee of £30 per meeting.