Changes to Council, Committees and Divisions

08 November 2018

From January 2019 the following changes will take place to the membership of our Council, Committees and Divisions.

We’d like to thank all outgoing, current and incoming members of Council, Committees and the Divisions for their service to the Society.

Council

The Council of the Society normally consists of up to 15 members. Of these, six members are elected by members of the Society, nine are appointed by Council, six as Chairs of Committees, plus the President, General Secretary and Treasurer. Council is responsible for governance of the Society.

Outgoing members

  • Neil Gow (President)
  • Helen Brown (Chair of Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Executive Committee)
  • Pat Goodwin (Chair of Policy Committee)
  • Paul Kellam (Elected member – becomes Chair of Policy Committee)
  • Stephen Oliver (Elected member)
  • David Bhella (Chair of Communications Committee)
  • Nicola Stonehouse (Elected member – becomes chair of Communications Committee)

Incoming members

  • Judith Armitage (President)
  • Deirdre Devine (Elected member)
  • Charles Dorman (Elected member)
  • David Blackbourn (Elected member)
  • Amy-Claire Richards (Chair of Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum)
  • Paul Kellam (Chair of Policy Committee)
  • Nicola Stonehouse (Chair of Communications Committee)

Committees

The business of Council is supported by a number of committees. These committees are chaired by a member of Council and will normally include one or more elected members as well as respective members of Society staff.

Outgoing members:

  • Pat Goodwin (Policy Committee)
  • Anusha Panjwani (Policy Committee)
  • Maria McPhillips (Policy Committee)
  • Nigel Brown (Professional Development Committee)  
  • Arikana Massiah (Professional Development Committee)
  • Sarah Maddocks (Professional Development Committee)
  • Gillian Douce (Professional Development Committee)
  • Robert Hall (Publishing Committee)
  • Johannes Kusters (Publishing Committee)
  • Stephen Bentley (Publishing Committee)
  • Amy Claire Richards (Scientific Conferences Committee)
  • Alison Sinclair (Communications Committee)
  • Emma Denham (Communications Committee)
  • James Redfern (Communications Committee)
  • Helen Brown (Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Executive Committee)
  • Linda Boniface Oyama (Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Executive Committee)
  • Andrew Day (Policy Committee and Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Executive Committee)
  • Grace Russell (Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Executive Committee)

Incoming members

  • Paul Kellam (Policy Committee)
  • Nicola Holden (Policy Committee)
  • Tina Joshi (Policy Committee)
  • James Kelly (Policy Committee)
  • Nicola Crewe (Professional Development Committee)
  • Helen Brown (Professional Development Committee)
  • Prerna Vohra (Professional Development Committee)
  • Angharad Davies (Professional Development Committee)
  • Katherine Holt (Publishing Committee)
  • Nicola Sonehouse (Communications Committee)
  • Chloe James (Communications Committee)
  • Chris Randall (Communications Committee)
  • André Antunes (Communications Committee)
  • Nigel Brown (Communications Committee)
  • Amy-Claire Richards (Chair - Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Executive Committee)
  • Alison MacFadyen (Scientific Conferences Committee and Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Executive Committee)
  • Omolulu Fagunwa (Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Executive Committee)
  • Angharad Green (Policy Committee and Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Executive Committee)
  • Prerna Vohra (Professional Development Committee and Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Executive Committee)

Divisions

The scientific content for the Society’s conference and events programme is planned by the members of the four Divisions:

The Divisions meet twice each year and each one works independently to plan some conference sessions, while some symposia are developed with a cross-cutting theme in mind. Committee members serve for three to four years and in February each year there is call for nominations for new members to serve on the Division.

Thank you to all outgoing Division members for 2018 and welcome to those incoming.

You can learn more about the governance of the Microbiology Society on our website.