External Advisory Group

The External Advisory Group (EAG) offers advice to the ECMage Extracellular Matrix Ageing Network from an outside perspective, reflecting the breadth of expertise required by ECMage Network, and comprises representation from:

  • Independent academics in related fields with local and national-level leadership experience.
  • Technical staff representation
  • Lay representatives for older persons’ and patient groups
  • Industrial representation
  • Early career researcher representation


Name Institution Expertise
David Abraham UCL Tissue remodelling
Joanna Bridger Brunel University London Head of the Genome Engineering and Maintenance network
Jacinta Cannon Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton Voice for Older Persons
Collin Ewald ETH Zurich Head of the Extracellular Matrix Regeneration Laboratory
Paul Gilbert University of Liverpool Development of technical research staff
Helen Griffiths Swansea University Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Innovation at Swansea University
Lorna Harries University of Exeter Omics approaches in ageing.

CSO and founder of SENISCA Ltd, a senotherapeutics company

Malcolm Jackson University of Liverpool Prior roles include APVC for Research & Impact, Directorships, Institute Head
Giovanni Mann King’s College, London President of the Society of Free Radical Research-International (SFRRI)
Susan Ozanne University of Cambridge Metabolic programming
Andrew Pitsillides RVC Chair of the British Society for Matrix Biology
Avan Sayer Newcastle University Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre
Justine Shenton Sefton Advocacy Voice for Older Persons
Anna Sjoukje Schurer British Dupuytren’s Society Patient Voice
Claire Stewart LJMU Chair of the British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA), Coaching & Mentoring
Clare Thompson QMUL and Emulate Development of PDRA staff
Elizabeth Veal Newcastle University Reactive oxygen species (ROS)
BBSRC Research Strategy and Programmes Manager