Colin Humphreys is the Director of Research in the department of Material Sciences, Cambridge University; having previously held posts at Liverpool and Oxford Universities. Colin also directs a major Research Centre with Rolls-Royce, and the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride. As well as being a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, he was awarded the CBE in the New Years honours in 2003.
For some years, the CiS committee chairman acted also as the President but since 1993 these two offices have been separated, and the past Presidents have been as follows.
Malcolm Jeeves is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, and was formerly President of The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy of Science and Letters. He was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1992 for his services to science and to psychology in Britain. He established the Department of Psychology at St. Andrews University and his research interests centre around cognitive psychology and neuropsychology.
Professor Sir Ghillean Prance is Scientific Director of the Eden Project in Cornwall, Visiting Professor at Reading University, was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1993 and awarded the Victoria Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society in 1999. He has served as President of the Linnean Society, the Systematics Association and the Institute of Biology. He is married with two daughters; one lives in Recife, Brazil, and the other is a surgeon.
Derek Burke was head of a research group studying influenza virus and interferon, and later Vice-President and Scientific Director of Allelix, a biotechnology company in Canada. From 1987 until 1995 he was Vice Chancellor of the University of East Anglia. He has been a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology since 1995.
Colin Russell is visiting Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, The Open University. Author of several books, including
Cross-Currents; Interactions between science and faith, IVP, 1985.
Sam Berry was Professor of Genetics at London University 1974-2000, and has also served for twenty years on the general synod of the Church of England as a lay member. Author of several books, including
God’s book of works, Continuum, 2003 and
God and the biologist, Apollos,1996.