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CEO team

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MarkD

 

Dr Mark Downs CBiol CSci FRSB

Chief Executive

 

 

 

Jen Crosk

Jennifer Crosk

Executive Assistant

020 3925 3472

Jen provides support to the chief executive, council and senior management team and manages human resources.

 


Membership, Regions and Facilities

Download a department organogram or call 020 3925 3441 for general membership enquiries.


MarkLeach

 

Mark Leach MRSB

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 committees.

 

Shameema

 

Shameema Haque MRSB

Membership Engagement Manager

020 3925 3442

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

 

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Chris Longmore MRSB

Membership Engagement Officer (MOs)

020 3925 3453

Chris supports membership growth and relationships with external organisations including full, supporting and affiliated Member Organisations (MOs), and employer networks.

  

Eden

 

Eden Bloomfield

Membership Engagement Officer

020 3925 3448

Eden supports Shameema with the recruitment, retention and engagement of individual members.

  

Emma Chaplin

 

Emma Chaplin AMRSB

Membership Engagement Officer

020 3642 9678

Emma supports Shameema with the recruitment, retention and engagement of individual members.

 

Lucy Eckersley MRSB

 

Lucy Eckersley MRSB

Senior Events Officer

020 3925 3445

Lucy manages events and supports branches: Australasia; East Midlands; North Wales; North Western; Northern Ireland; Northern; Scotland; Southeast Asia; 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.

 


Membership and Client Services


Andy-Stephens

 

Andy Stephens

Client Services Operations Lead

020 3925 3450

Andy provides the day-to-day administration for the Heads of University Biosciences, British Society for Genetic Medicine and oversees the activities of the client services team.

 

Zushna

 

Zushna Ahmed MRSB

Membership Officer

020 3925 3449

Zushna provides day-to-day administration for the Anatomical SocietyBritish Society for Neuroendocrinology and the Laboratory Animal Science Association

 

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Charlie Brown MRSB

Membership Officer

020 3925 3451

Charlie manages the day-to-day membership administration for the Genetics Society, British Lichen Society,  and the International Society for Affective Disorders.

 

Beth Glynn Ramsden

 

Beth Glynn-Ramsden AMRSB

Membership and Events Officer

020 3930 9927

Beth manages the day-to-day administration for the Fisheries Society of the British Isles, the Freshwater Biological Association and the British Society of Animal Science, as well as event delivery for a range of clients.

 


Accreditation and Professional Affairs

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Paul Trimmer MRSB

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


Tessa Gibson

 

Tessa Gibson MRSB

Senior Accreditation Officer

020 3925 3455

Tessa manages the accreditation application process, supports institutions and the associated committee.

 

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Elona Conlan AMRSB

Accreditation Officer

020 3925 3454

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


Professional Affairs


Cara Froggatt

 

Cara Froggatt MRSB

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.

 

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Tia Salter MRSB

Training and Registers Officer

020 3925 3460

Tia supports the delivery and development of the RSB's training centre and professional registers, and careers committee.

 

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Emily Lunn AMRSB

Training and Registers Officer

020 3925 3447

Emily supports the delivery and development of the RSB's training centre and professional registers, and CPD audit.

 


Policy and Publications

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Dr Arianne Matlin MRSB

Associate Director of Policy and Publishing

020 3925 3468

Arianne is responsible for ensuring that RSB develops, delivers and communicates a programme of policy work to support and maximise the benefit of biosciences to society, and promote the interests of people in the biosciences sector.


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 across all four UK nations. She supports collaboration with partner organisations through the Science Education Policy Alliance and Learned Societies Group in Scotland.

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Hannah Lings MRSB

Education Policy Officer

020 3925 3463

Hannah is responsible for work related to Evolving 5-19 Biology and supports our Curriculum Committee and Education Policy Advisory Group. She focuses on policy matters related to curriculum and qualifications.

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Shabana Brightley MRSB

Education Policy Officer

020 3925 3478

Shabana leads on initial training, recruitment, retention and CPD and supports the Biology Education Research Group and Education Policy Advisory Group.

 

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Tara Nadi

Education Policy Assistant

020 3925 3440 ext 3497

Tara provides administrative support to the Science Education Policy Alliance, working closely with Association for Science Education, Institute of Physics, Royal Society and Royal Society of Chemistry on policy areas covering primary and secondary education in the sciences.

 


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 complete portfolio of science policy work - focusing on strategy, team development, partnerships, impact measurement and communication.

 

Alessandro-Coatti

 

Alessandro Coatti MRSB

Senior Science Policy Officer (Animal and Biomedical Sciences)

020 3925 3467

Alessandro leads delivery of our science policy outputs relevant to the animal and biomedical sciences. He supports the RSB Animal Science Group and the UK Bioscience Sector Coalition.


Jade Hall

 Dr Jade Hall MRSB

Senior Science Policy Officer (Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Culture)

020 3925 3466

Jade leads delivery of our science policy outputs relevant to biosciences research culture. She supports the RSB Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and RSB Diversity and Inclusion Network. She convenes cross-team collaboration to develop and deliver the RSB’s equality, diversity and inclusion commitments. 

 

KW

 

Kieran Woof MRSB

Senior Science Policy Officer (Plant and Environmental Sciences)

020 3925 3470

Kieran leads delivery of our science policy outputs relevant to the plant and environmental sciences. He supports the RSB Plant Science Group and the Natural Capital Initiative. He convenes cross-team collaboration to develop and deliver the RSB’s climate and nature commitments. 

 

Sabrina Fleurime

 

Sabrina Fleurimé MRSB

Science Policy Officer (Research Landscape)

020 3432 8504

Sabrina leads and supports delivery of our science policy outputs relevant to the biosciences research landscape (including research funding, workforce, infrastructure and communications). She supports the RSB Education and Science Policy Committee.

 

Steph Preston

 

Dr Steph Preston

Science Policy Assistant (Animal and Biomedical Sciences)

Steph provides co-secretariat support for the UK Bioscience Sector Coalition helping to facilitate collaborative, coordinated policy work between member organisations.

 

 

 


Publications


Tom

 

Tom Ireland MRSB

Managing Editor  

020 3925 3464

Tom is editor of the RSB's membership magazine, The Biologist, both in print and online, and advises on our external communications. 

 

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.

 


Communications and Public Affairs

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Susie Rabin

 

Susie Rabin MRSB

Associate Director of Communications and Public Affairs

020 3925 5607

Susie oversees the communications and public affairs team, which includes press and social media, outreach and engagement, competitions, awards, grants, and engagement with Parliament.

 

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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Veronica Kocovska MRSB

Communications and Media Officer

020 3773 0867

Veronica coordinates RSB's media coverage, is responsible for writing and communicating RSB news and updates, and hosts the Biosphere podcast.

 

Claire Merritt

 

Claire Merritt

Social Media and Website Officer

020 3925 3461

Claire coordinates content on the RSB's website and is responsible for social media channels.

 

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Sadiyah Diallo-Geny

Marketing and Branding Officer

020 3773 8825

Sadiyah coordinates the RSB's marketing activity, brand development, messaging and design work.