Committees & Officers

This page provides information about the role and current membership of each of the IAFPA committees. Information relating to research grants and supported projects is provided on the Research Grants page.


Professor Peter French

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the following:

  • The general running of the Association
  • Planning and reviewing the activities and policies of the Association
  • Considering applications for membership

The current Executive Committee:

Research Committee

The role of the Research Committee is to promote research activities within the Association by:

  • considering and making recommendations to the Executive Committee on Members’ applications for Association funding for research projects;
  • coordinating research proposals from networks of Members and assisting in the presentation of those proposals to external funding bodies.

The current Research Committee:

  • Chair:  Viktoria “Vica” Papp –
  • Dominic Watt
  • Volker Dellwo
  • Erica Gold
  • Georgina Brown
  • Finnian Kelly
  • Radek Skarnitzl
  • Vincent Hughes

Research Grants

Titles and links to abstracts of both current and past research projects supported by IAFPA can be found on the Research Grants page.  A series of guidelines is in place for those members wishing to make an application for a research grant.

Conference Committee

The conference committee changes year on year.

Working groups

IAFPA has a working group who were tasked with investigating how IAFPA how can help members carry out method testing, and share and compare the results of different test methods on different data-sets.  This group completed this work, and reported to the AGM at the annual conference.

There was also a working group who reviewed the current Code of Practice (CoP); it was decided at the 2016 AGM that the Professional Conduct Committee would be dissolved in favour of a working group with a fixed timetable to review the current CoP, and update it to reflect current practices.