Professor Paul Evans, Professor of Cardiovascular Science at the University of Sheffield, has been announced as a new member of the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) board. Also joining the board are Professor Christopher George, Ms Linda Horan, Professor Nick Plant and Dr Sally Robinson.
The NC3Rs is a UK-based scientific organisation dedicated to replacing, refining and reducing the use of animals in research and testing (the 3Rs).
They collaborate with scientists and organisations from across the life sciences sector, nationally and internationally, including universities, the pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer products industries, other research funders, and regulatory authorities.
The work of the NC3Rs is overseen by its Board, which is currently chaired by Professor Stephen Holgate CBE of the University of Southampton. The Board is non-executive and provides advice on NC3Rs strategy, monitors delivery against the NC3Rs’ mission, and ensures that financial planning and risk management is robust.
Professor Paul Evans is Chair of Cardiovascular Science at the University of Sheffield, as well as Director of the Repair and Regeneration Research Node. His research uses a cross-disciplinary approach to study the biomechanical mechanisms that control atherosclerosis. His work has been recognised by the award of the Medawar Medal (British Transplantation Society), John French Lecture (British Atherosclerosis Society) and Michael Davies Award (British Cardiovascular Society).