CEO & Operations
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Dr Mark Downs CSci FRSB
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
020 3925 3449
020 3925 3451
Events and Regional Activity
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.
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.
020 3925 3445
Harriet delivers RSB events and supports branches: East Midlands; North Wales; North Western; Northern Ireland; Northern; Scotland; West Midlands; Yorkshire.
020 3925 3442
Shameema is delivering a portfolio of activities and events to celebrate the RSB's 10 year anniversary.
Registers and Professional Development
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.
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.
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.
Head of Accreditation
020 3925 3456
Paul is responsible for the strategy, implementation and delivery of RSB's overall Degree Accreditation Programme.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
020 3925 3465
Minna provides support to the Natural Capital Initiative (NCI) RSB Special Interest Group.
Communications and Outreach
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.
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.
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.
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.
020 3925 3479
Emma supports the production of The Biologist and the RSB's other publications.
Direct general parliamentary event enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.