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Dr Mark Downs CBiol CSci FRSB
020 3925 3472
Jen provides support to the chief executive, council and senior management team and manages human resources.
Membership, Regions and Facilities
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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
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.
Membership Engagement Manager
020 3925 3442
Shameema manages individual and organisational membership recruitment, retention and engagement processes and oversees a range of membership networks.
Membership Engagment 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.
Membership Engagement Officer
020 3925 3448
Eden supports Shameema with the recruitment, retention and engagement of individual members.
Membership Engagement Assistant
020 3642 9678
Emma supports Shameema with the recruitment, retention and engagement of individual members.
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.
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
Client Services Operations Lead
020 3925 3450
020 3925 3449
020 3925 3451
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
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.
Senior Accreditation Officer
020 3925 3455
Tessa manages the accreditation application process, supports institutions and the associated committee.
020 3925 3454
Elona facilitates the accreditation application process, supports institutions and provides administrative support to the associate director and associated committee.
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.
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.
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
Associate Director of Policy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Communications and Media Officer
020 3773 0867
Freya oversees all of the RSB's press engagement, as well as the RSB's news stories and media enquiries.
Social Media and Website Officer
020 3925 3461
Claire coordinates content on the RSB's website and is responsible for social media channels.
Marketing and Branding Officer
020 3773 8825
Sadiyah coordinates the RSB's marketing activity, brand development, messaging and design work.