User Committee
13 Nov 2009



The User Committee represents the ISIS user community on all aspects of ISIS operations.


​​​​​​User community at NMSUM 2017 Conference Attendees


Committee members are drawn from ISIS user groups and ISIS senior managers. Users may pass any comments or concerns they have about ISIS to the user group representatives or contact the Chairman of the ISIS User Committee, Emma Barney.

The ISIS User Committee (IUC) terms of reference can be found here.

Committee Meetings

IUC meetings are held every six months, normally after the ISIS Facility Access Panel Meetings in June and December. 

Recent meetings:

6 December​ 2020​ IUC_Dec2020_Minutes.pdf

6 December​ 2019 IUC_6Dec2019_minutes.pdf

6 June 2019 IUC_7June2019_minutes.pdf

7 Dec 2018 IUC 7 Dec 2018 minutes.pdf

8 June 2018 IUC_June2018_minutes.pdf

8 December 2017 Minutes available​​​

9 June 2017  Minutes available​

9 December 2016 Minutes available

10 June 2016Minutes available

4 December 2015Minutes available

5 June 2015Minutes available

12 December 2014Minutes available

14 July 2014 (joint with Facility Access Panel Chairs) Minutes available. This meeting was to discuss changes to proposal access mechanisms and other user processes

13 December 2013Minutes available

7 June 2013Minutes available

7 December 2012Minutes available

15 June 2012  Minutes available.

For the 15 June 2012 meeting, the IUC requested feedback from the user community on experiences of using ISIS.  We are grateful to all community members who responded by providing comments.  The IUC found this a very worthwhile exercise, one that will be periodically repeated.  A summary of comments and responses is available here.


Committee Membership (December 2019)

Chair Emma BarneyUniversity of Nottingham
IUG1 Crystallography Michael Hayward
University of Oxford
 Karen Johnston
University of Durham
IUG2 Liquids & Amorphous Materials Paul BinghamSheffield Hallam University
 Emma BarneyUniversity of Nottingham
IUG3 Large Scale Structures Aiden HindmarchUnivers​ity of Durham
 Tim KnowlesUniversity of Birmingham
IUG4 Excitations Kelly MorrisonLoughborough University
  Chris Stock Edinburgh University
IUG5 Molecular Spectroscopy Roberto Senesi 
Università di Roma
 Alexander O'Malley
University of Bath
IUG6 Muons Lucy Clark
University of Liverpool
Joseph Wright​
IUG7 Engineering Richard Moat
Open University
 Catrin DaviesImperial College London


ISIS  Representatives

Robert McGreevyISIS Director​
Zoë​ BowdenISIS Experiment Operations Division Head
Debbie GreenfieldISIS Instrumentation Division Head
Philip King
ISIS Spectroscopy and Support Division Head
Sean LangridgeISIS Diffraction Division Head​
Andrew KayeISIS User Programme Manager

​​Steve Wakefield

​​ISIS Experiment Operations Division Head