Independent Medical Advisory Panel
Drinkaware works with an independent panel of expert medical advisors to ensure that our information and advice is based on the most current medical evidence.
The Panel is responsible for providing a strategic overview of Drinkaware’s medical evidence and for reviewing all content for accuracy.
The Panel is chaired by the Chief Medical Advisor who reports independently to Drinkaware's Board of Trustees and attends Board meetings in an observer role.
The Panel has a wide range of expertise - ranging from general practice, liver disease & mental health to oral cancer, violence and facial injury - and calls upon the skills and expertise of other medical specialists when needed.
Professor Paul Wallace
Chief Medical Advisor
Clinical Director of the NIHR Primary Care Network.
Emeritus Professor of Primary Care.
Professor Paul Wallace, the current Chief Medical Advisor, will be retiring from the role in November 2017 and will be succeeded by Dr Fiona Sim.
Dr Fiona Sim OBE
Chief Medical Advisor (from Nov 2017)
NHS GP and Senior Clinical Adviser, NHS England (Central Midlands)
Honorary Senior Lecturer – London School of Tropical Medicine
Visiting professor – University of Bedfordshire
Joint Editor in Chief of Public Health journal
Awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to Public Health
Professor Jonathan Chick
Honorary Professor, Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University.
Medical Director, Castle Craig Hospital, Scotland.
Dr Sarah Jarvis
Inner city London GP.
Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Clinical consultant to Patient.co.uk
Professor Graham Ogden
Head of Oral & Maxillofacial Clinical Sciences, University of Dundee Dental Hospital & School.
Dean (Dental Faculty), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasfow.
Honorary Consultant Oral Surgeon NHS Tayside.
Dr Lynn Owens
Nurse Consultant, Alcohol Services and Hepatology.
RLBUHT Honorary Research Fellow - The University of Liverpool.
Associate Director of Public Health - Royal Borough of Kingston
Professor Stephen Neidle
Emeritus Professor at University College London.
Cancer Research UK Professional Fellow.
Former Professor and Academic Dean at the Institute of Cancer Research.