CEO & Operations
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Dr Mark Downs CSci FRSB
PA to the Chief Executive
020 7685 2562
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 7685 2496
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 7685 2498
Rachel is responsible for overall strategy for the Society’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 7685 2555
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 7685 2552
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 7685 2495
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 7685 2564
Lucy coordinates student recruitment working with on-campus representatives, BioSoc networks, SCAS members and supports membership administration.
020 7685 2461
020 7685 2550
Events and Regional Activity
Events and Regional Manager
020 7685 2569
Karen is responsible for the strategy, implementation and delivery of internal and external RSB events. She manages regional coordinators to administer branch activities and supports overseas branches.
078 8591 4212 (part time Monday - Wednesday)
Jane supports branches in the north of the UK: East Anglia; North Wales; North Western; Northern Ireland; Northern; Scotland; West Midlands; Yorkshire. Jane also coordinates the regional grant scheme.
020 7685 2576
Ellie delivers RSB events and supports branches: Beds, Essex & Herts; Devon and Cornwall; East Midlands; London; Kent, Surrey & Sussex; South Wales; Thames Valley; Wessex; Western.
Registers and Professional Development
Professional Development Manager
020 7685 2568
Joanne is responsible for the strategy, implementation and delivery of RSB professional development activity including training, professional registers and careers.
Professional Development Officer
020 7685 2559
The post holder supports the development and delivery of the RSB's professional development activity including careers and professional registers.
Training and Development Officer
020 7685 2578
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 7685 2574
Paul is responsible for the strategy, implementation and delivery of RSB's overall Degree Accreditation Programme.
020 7685 2571
Emma facilitates the accreditation application process and supports institutions. Emma provides administrative support to the head of accreditation and associated committee.
020 7685 2573
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 7685 2560
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 7685 2557
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 7685 2558
Eleanor supports the delivery of the RSB's education policy and provides administrative support to the Heads of Universities Biosciences committee.
Science Policy Manager
020 7685 2567
Laura advances and manages the RSB's science policy activities. She provides support to the Education, Training & Policy Committee.
Science Policy Officer
020 7685 2497
Emma works at RSB & Biochemical Society. At RSB key areas are: equality & diversity activities, LeSPAR, Returners to Bioscience group and putting together the science policy newsletter.
Science Policy Officer
020 7685 2572
Jonathan focuses on science policy activities involving plant sciences, agriculture and the environment. He also provides secretariat support to the UK Plant Sciences Federation.
Science Policy Officer
020 7685 2553
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.
020 7685 2566
Minna provides support to the Natural Capital Initiative (NCI) RSB Special Interest Group.
Communications and Outreach
Press and Communications Manager
020 7685 2561
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 7685 2565
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 7685 2613
Raghav administers the Society's school competitions and supports its outreach work. He also runs the Nancy Rothwell Award, Outreach and Engagement Award, and Photography Competition.
020 7685 2556
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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Director of Parliamentary Affairs
020 7685 2570
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.