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What is an RSB Ambassador?

RSB Ambassadors are enthusiastic, active and engaged members of the Royal Society of Biology who act as the key contact for the RSB within their workplace. Ambassadors showcase the benefits of membership, promote the work of the Society, and encourage new and current members to get involved. The 20 Ambassadors who have volunteered for the 1 year pilot scheme work in Higher Education, Industry and Research Institutes. 

What should I contact an RSB Ambassador about?

Suggestions include:

  • Contacting your resident RSB Ambassador to discuss Society membership and how it can benefit you.
  • Inviting your resident Ambassador to get involved in your event, such as a careers day, lecture series or research conference. They may bring a stand of RSB literature, contribute a short talk about the Society, or invite a staff member from the RSB to participate.
  • Organising a seminar about Society membership, or professional registration/development.
  • In some circumstances, Ambassadors in another workplace may be able to co-host an event with you, or speak at your event.

After the pilot scheme has finished

Following this pilot, we hope to formally launch the Ambassadors Scheme, expanding it both geographically as well as into other sectors – such as schools and colleges. If you have any questions regarding the RSB Ambassador Scheme, or would like to express your interest for next year, please get in touch.

Ambassador resources

If you are an RSB Ambassador, you can follow this link to the Membership Promotion Toolkit where you can request promotional resources to support your events, and at the bottom of the page, find supporting documents and guidelines, such as your Ambassador Briefing Pack and the Post-event impact form

Who are the RSB Ambassadors?

See a map here of where our Ambassadors' work, and see below for a list of the 20 Ambassadors participating in the pilot Ambassador Scheme: 


Higher Education 

David Whitworth

Aberystwyth University,
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)

Dr David Whitworth FRSB
Reader in Biochemistry
Email
Institution page
Twitter

 

 

Ashok2

 

Birmingham City University

Dr Ashok Patel FRSB
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
Email
Institution page

 

 

 

Vikash Singh

 

University of Cambridge 

Dr Vikash Singh MRSB
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Email
Institution page
Twitter

 

 

Stephen Land

 

University of Dundee

Dr Stephen Land FRSB
Programme Lead for Biomedical Sciences
Email
Institution page
LinkedIn

 

 

Steve Cook

 

Imperial College London

Dr Steve Cook CBiol MRSB
Senior Teaching Fellow
Email
Institution page
Twitter

 

 

Nigel Page

 

Kingston University London

Dr Nigel Page CBiol CSciTeach FRSB
School Director of Learning and Teaching
Email
Institution page
Linkedin

 

 

Mick Urbaniak

 

Lancaster University

Dr Mick Urbaniak MRSB
Director of Studies, Biological Sciences and
Lecturer in Biomedical and Life Sciences
Email
Institution page
LinkedIn

 

 

Fahin Hayat

 

Middlesex University

Fahimullah Hayat RSci MRSB
PhD Student in Antibiotic Resistance
Email
Twitter

 

 

  

Paul Ramsay

 

University of Plymouth

Dr Paul Ramsay CBiol FRSB
Associate Professor of Ecology
Email
Institution page

 

 

 

 

Chris Allen

 

Queen's University Belfast

Professor Christopher Allen FRSB
Professor of Cross-Disciplinary Microbiology
Email
Institution page

 

 

 

Charlotte Lawson

 

Royal Veterinary College

Dr Charlotte Lawson FRSB
Senior Lecturer
Email
Institution page

 

 

 

Sarah Williams2

 

Staffordshire University

Dr Sarah Williams MRSB
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science/Immunology
Email
Institution page
Twitter

 

 

Nelson Chong2

 

University of Westminster

Dr Nelson Chong FRSB
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology
Email
Institution page
LinkedIn

 

 


Industry 

Vydeki Shanmuganathan

Affinity Water

Vydeki Shanmuganathan CBiol CSci MRSB
Senior Scientist (Microbiology)
Email

 

 

 

 

 Ollie Payne

 

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)

Oliver Payne CBiol MRSB
Toxicologist
Email
Linkedin

 

 

 

 Jacqui Piner

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Dr Jacqui Piner CBiol FRSB
Scientific Director
Email
LinkedIn

 

 

 

Joanne Hall

MSD Animal Health

Joanne Hall CBiol MRSB
Associate Director External Manufacturing Quality &
Qualified Person Biologics
Email
LinkedIn

 

 

Chiemezie Nwakire

Porton Biopharma

Chiemezie Nwakire MRSB
Quality Control Technologist (Monitoring and Training)
Email
LinkedIn

 

 

 


Research Institutes

 

Tom Purnell

MRC Harwell Institute

Tom Purnell RSci AMRSB
Research Assistant
Email
Twitter

 

 

 

 

Arun Prasad

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Dr Arun Prasad Pandurangan MRSB
Investigator Scientist
Email
Institution page
LinkedIn

 

 

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