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Dr Mark Downs CBiol CSci FRSB

Chief Executive

Jen Crosk

Jennifer Crosk

PA to the Chief Executive

020 3925 3472

Jen provides support to the chief executive, manages human resources and facilities. Jen works part time and is available from 10:00 to 16:00.

 


Membership, Regions and Facilities

Download a department organogram or call 01233 555 665 for general membership enquiries.


MarkLeach

Mark Leach MRSB

Associate Director

020 3925 3446

Mark is responsible for overall strategy of the RSB’s membership and activities relating to recruitment and retention, third party services, events and regional activity, and facilities and governance.

 

Membership, Events and Regional Activity


Karen-Patel

Karen Patel CBiol MRSB

Head of Membership and Events

020 3925 3443

Karen is responsible for the strategy, implementation and delivery of membership engagement and growth activities. She oversees internal and external event delivery, and activities run by volunteer branch committees.

Harriet McAra

Harriet McAra MRSB

Senior Events Officer

020 3925 3445

Harriet manages internal and external events and supports branches: East Midlands; North Wales; North Western; Northern Ireland; Northern; Scotland; West Midlands; Yorkshire.

Eleanor Barrand

Eleanor Barrand

Events Officer

020 3925 3444

Eleanor delivers RSB events and supports branches: Beds, Essex & Herts; Devon & Cornwall; East Anglia; London; Kent, Surrey & Sussex; South Wales; Thames Valley; Wessex.

Shameema

Shameema Haque MRSB

Senior Membership Engagement Officer

020 3925 3442

Shameema manages day-to-day individual membership recruitment, retention and engagement processes and oversees a range of membership networks.

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Membership Engagement Assistant

020 3925 3447

This role supports the recruitment, retention and engagement of individual members.

 

Membership and Client Services


Andy-Stephens

Andy Stephens

Senior Membership Officer

020 3925 3450

Andy manages the day-to-day membership administration for the British Lichen Society, British Society for Genetic Medicine and the International Society for Affective Disorders and oversees the activities of the client services team.

Zushna

Zushna Ahmed

Membership Officer

020 3925 3449

Zushna provides day-to-day administration for the Anatomical Society, British Society for Neuroendocrinology the Quekett Microscopical Club, and the Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

Matt-Webb

Matt Webb AMRSB 

Membership Officer

020 3925 3451

Matt provides day-to-day administration for the Genetics Society and the Heads of University Biosciences.

 

Operations


Elinor Fleming

Elinor Fleming AMRSB

Operations and Technology Support Officer

020 3925 3473

Elinor supports the operations and facilities of RSB's central London office.

 


Accreditation and Professional Affairs

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Paul Trimmer MRSB

Associate Director

020 3925 3456

Paul is responsible for the strategy, implementation and delivery of RSB's professional development activity including the Degree Accreditation Programme, training, professional registers and careers.

 

Degree Accreditation


HANNAH SMITH

Hannah Smith AMRSB

Accreditation Officer

020 3925 3454

Hannah facilitates the accreditation application process, supports institutions and provides administrative support to the associate director and associated committee. 

Tessa Gibson

Tessa Gibson AMRSB

Accreditation Officer

020 3925 3455

Tessa facilitates the accreditation application process, supports institutions and provides administrative support to the associate director and associated committee. 

 

Professional Affairs


Cara Froggatt

Cara Froggatt AMRSB

Senior Professional Development Officer

020 3925 3458

Cara manages the development and delivery of the RSB's professional development activity including careers work and the professional registers.

Francesca Chantry

Francesca Chantry AMRSB

Training and Registers Officer

020 3925 3457

Francesca supports the delivery and development of the RSB's training centre and professional registers.

 


Policy and Public Affairs

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Dr Laura Bellingan FSB

Dr Laura Bellingan FRSB

Director of Policy and Public Affairs

020 3925 3468

Laura is responsible for overall strategy of the RSB’s public affairs and activities relating to education policy, science policy, press, social media communications, public engagement and awards.

 

Education Policy


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Lauren McLeod MRSB

Head of Education Policy

020 3925 3462

Lauren manages the RSB's education policy work from primary to tertiary education. Lauren also leads on the Curriculum Committee, Biology Education Research Group and Education Policy Advisory Group.

Helen

Helen Mitchell MRSB

Policy Officer (Education)

020 3925 3463

Helen supports the Curriculum Committee and is delivering a framework for the 5-19 biology curriculum.

Dr Amanda Hardy

Dr Amanda Hardy MRSB

Senior Engagement Officer

020 3925 3459

Amanda provides coordination and collaboration on education policy between the Association for Science Education, Institute of Physics, Royal Society, Royal Society for Biology and Royal Society of Chemistry. (2 days a week) 

 

Science Policy


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Dr Laura Marshall MRCVS MRSB

Head of Science Policy

020 3925 3469

Laura advances and manages the RSB's science policy activities. She provides support to the Education and Science Policy Committee.

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Dr Jonathan Carruthers MRSB

Senior Science Policy Officer

020 3925 3470

Jonathan focuses on science policy activities involving plant sciences, agriculture and the environment. He also provides secretariat support to the UK Plant Sciences Federation.

Alessandro-Coatti

Alessandro Coatti MRSB

Senior Science Policy Officer

020 3925 3467

Alessandro focuses on science policy activities relating to human, animal and biomedical research. He supports the Animal Science Group and the UK Bioscience Sector Coalition.

Jade Hall

Dr Jade Hall MRSB

Senior Science Policy Officer

020 3925 3466

Jade is responsible for providing input and delivering a portfolio of policy activities with focus on research funding, research integrity, research publication, inclusivity and widening participation.

 

Parliamentary and Public Affairs

Direct general parliamentary event enquiries to events@rsb.org.uk 


Philippa

Philippa Skett MRSB

Digital Communications Manager

020 3925 3461

Philippa is responsible for the RSB's communications strategy. She manages press, PR, social media and the website.

Dr Amanda Hardy

Dr Amanda Hardy MRSB

Senior Engagement Officer

020 3925 3459

Amanda is responsible for the strategy, implementation and delivery of engagement activities and is chair of the RSB's Outreach and Engagement working group.

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Raghav Selvam MRSB

Senior Engagement Officer

020 3925 3460

Raghav is responsible for the RSB's awards and competitions, and supports the delivery of its public engagement work.

 

Publications


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Tom Ireland MRSB

Managing Editor and Head of Publications 

020 3925 3464

Tom is editor of the RSB's membership magazine, The Biologist, and oversees the RSB's other publications, such as the Journal of Biological Education.

EmmaWrake

Emma Wrake AMRSB

Editorial Assistant 

020 3925 3479

Emma supports the production of The Biologist and the RSB's other publications.

Charlotte

Charlotte Cross

Senior Publications Officer 

020 3925 3465

Charlotte supports RSB’s partner publications, including the Journal of Biological Education, Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, and the Oxford Biology Primers series. She also assists with The Biologist magazine.