Coronavirus: stay safe with our facts, information and practical advice about alcohol and your health

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. 

Dr Fiona Sim OBE

Chief Medical Advisor


Senior Clinical Adviser, NHS England (Central Midlands)


Visiting professor – University of Bedfordshire


Joint Editor in Chief of Public Health journal


Former NHS GP


Awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to Public Health

Professor Jonathan Chick

Consultant Psychiatrist


Honorary Professor, Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University


Medical Director, Castle Craig Hospital, Scotland


Professor Stephen Neidle


Emeritus Professor at University College London


Cancer Research UK Professorial Fellow


Former Professor and Academic Dean at the Institute of Cancer Research

Dr Sarah Jarvis


Inner city London GP. 


Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.


Clinical consultant to

Professor Graham Ogden


Head of Oral & Maxillofacial Clinical Sciences, University of Dundee Dental Hospital & School


Dean (Dental Faculty), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow


Honorary Consultant Oral Surgeon NHS Tayside

Iona Lidington


Associate Director of Public Health - Royal Borough of Kingston

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