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CEO & Operations

Download an organogram to find out who's who or get in touch on 020 3925 3440.


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Dr Mark Downs 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 14:00.

 

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Ana Ilic MRSB

Development Officer

020 3925 3473

Ana is responsible for developing and implementing the RSB's fundraising strategy, governance and provides committee secretariat support.


Membership and Professional Affairs

Download a department organogram or call 012 3350 4804 for general membership enquiries.


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Rachel Lambert-Forsyth CBiol FRSB

Director of Membership and Professional Affairs

020 3925 3441

Rachel is responsible for overall strategy for the RSB’s membership provision and activity relating to events, regional activity, accreditation, careers support and professional development, registers and training.

Membership


MarkLeach

 

Mark Leach AMRSB

Head of Membership and Marketing

020 3925 3446

Mark is responsible for individual and organisational member recruitment and retention, manages the provision of membership services to third party organisations, and oversees marketing activity.

Emma-Membership

 

Dr Emma Horrigan

Membership Manager

020 3925 3452

Emma is responsible for the membership experience, helping the membership community to strengthen and grow and ensuring that the members to get the most out of their RSB membership.

Ally Spencer

 

Alexandra Spencer MRSB

Membership Development Officer

020 3925 3447

Ally visits workplaces and exhibits at conferences across the country, delivering talks, meeting bioscientists and working with current members to promote professional membership.

Lucy-Coia

 

Lucy Coia MRSB

Membership & Marketing Officer

020 3925 3448

Lucy coordinates student recruitment working with RSB Ambassadors, on-campus representatives, BioSoc networks, SCAS members and leads membership administration.

 

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 Assistant

020 3925 3449

Zushna provides day-to-day administration for the Anatomical Society and the Quekett Microscopical Club.

 

Matt-Webb

 

Matt Webb

Membership Assistant

020 3925 3451

Matt provides day-to-day administration for the Genetics Society and the British Society for Neuroendocrinology.

 

Events and Regional Activity


Karen-Patel

 

Karen Patel CBiol MRSB

Events and Regional Manager

020 3925 3443

Karen is responsible for the strategy, implementation and delivery of internal and external RSB events. She manages UK and international branch committees to deliver events and activities.

Ellie-Oakley

 

Ellie Oakley MRSB

Events Officer

020 3925 3444

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

Harriet McAra

 

Harriet McAra AMRSB

Events Officer

020 3925 3445

Harriet delivers RSB events and supports branches: East Midlands; North Wales; North Western; Northern Ireland; Northern; Scotland; West Midlands; Yorkshire.

Shameema

 

Shameema Haque AMRSB

Project Officer

020 3925 3442

Shameema is delivering a portfolio of activities and events to celebrate the RSB's 10 year anniversary.

 

Registers and Professional Development


 

Joanne Needham CBiol MRSB

Professional Development Manager

020 3925 3458

Joanne is responsible for the strategy, implementation and delivery of RSB professional development activity including training, professional registers and careers.

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Rosie Wakeham MRSB

Professional Development Officer

020 3925 3457

Rosie supports the development and delivery of the RSB's professional development activity including careers work and the professional registers.

Amrat

 

Amrat Khorana MRSB

Training and Development Officer

020 3925 3453

Amrat supports the delivery and development of the RSB's training centre. He administers CPD event approval and coordinates Employer Advisory Group engagement activities.

Accreditation


 

Paul Trimmer

Head of Accreditation

020 3925 3456

Paul is responsible for the strategy, implementation and delivery of RSB's overall Degree Accreditation Programme.

 

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Accreditation Officer

020 3925 3454

The accreditation officer facilitates the accreditation application process, supports institutions and provides administrative support to the head of accreditation and associated committee. 

Liz Psomas

 

Elizabeth Psomas AMRSB

Accreditation Officer

020 3925 3455

Liz facilitates the accreditation application process and supports institutions. Liz provides administrative support to the head of accreditation and associated committee.

 


Policy and Public Affairs

Download a department organogram to find out who's who or direct general enquiries to policy@rsb.org.uk


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 Society’s public affairs and activities relating to education policy, science policy, press, social media communications, public engagement and competitions.

 

Education Policy


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Lauren McLeod

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.

 

Eleanor

 

Eleanor Kirby-Green MRSB

Policy Officer (Education)

020 3925 3463

Eleanor supports the delivery of the RSB's education policy and provides administrative support to the Heads of Universities Biosciences committee.

 

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 3470

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

 

Jade Hall

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.

Mimma

 

Minna Hartikainen

Project Officer

020 3925 3465

Minna provides support to the Natural Capital Initiative (NCI) RSB Special Interest Group.

 

 

Communications and Outreach


Philippa

 

Philippa Skett AMRSB

Press and Communications Manager

020 3925 3461

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

Dr Amanda Hardy

 

Dr Amanda Hardy MRSB

Senior Outreach Officer

020 3925 3459

Amanda is responsible for the strategy, implementation and delivery of engagement and outreach activities; working with schools, the public, and stakeholders including professional bodies and learned societies.

Raghav

 

Raghav Selvam MRSB

Competitions and Outreach Officer

020 3925 3460

Raghav administers the RSB's school competitions and supports its outreach work. He also runs the Nancy Rothwell Award, Outreach and Engagement Award, and Photography Competition.

Publications


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Tom Ireland MRSB

Managing Editor & 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.

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Emma Wrake AMRSB

Editorial Assistant 

020 3925 3479

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

 


Parliamentary Affairs

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


Dr Stephen Benn

 

Dr Stephen Benn

Director of Parliamentary Affairs

020 3925 3474

Stephen works with a wide range of scientific societies to raise the profile of science and to strengthen the links between the science community and both Parliament and Government.

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