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 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 2016 Minutes available

4 December 2015 Minutes available

5 June 2015 Minutes available

12 December 2014 Minutes 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 2013 Minutes available

7 June 2013 Minutes available

7 December 2012 Minutes 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 (June 2019)

Chair Emma Barney University of Nottingham
IUG1 Crystallography Michael Hayward
University of Oxford
  Karen Johnston
University of Durham
IUG2 Liquids & Amorphous Materials Paul Bingham Sheffield Hallam University
  Emma Barney University of Nottingham
IUG3 Large Scale Structures Aiden Hindmarch Univers​ity of Durham
  Tim Knowles University of Birmingham
IUG4 Excitations Kelly Morrison Loughborough University
  Chris Stock  Edinburgh University
IUG5 Molecular Spectroscopy Roberto Senesi (acting Chair for June 2019 meeting)
Università di Roma
  Alexander O'Malley
University of Bath
IUG6 Muons Nicola Morley University of Sheffield
  Martin Lees University of Warwick
IUG7 Engineering Richard Moat
Open University
  Catrin Davies Imperial College London


ISIS  Representatives

Robert McGreevy ISIS Director​
Zoë​ Bowden ISIS Experiment Operations Division Head
Debbie Greenfield ISIS Instrumentation Division Head
Philip King
ISIS Spectroscopy and Support Division Head
Sean Langridge ISIS Diffraction Division Head​
Andrew Kaye ISIS User Programme Manager

​​Steve Wakefield

​​ISIS Experiment Operations Division Head