Impact and Influence Committee

The Impact and Influence Committee is primarily responsible for driving forward the key strategic aim to “advance understanding of microbiology and champion the contribution made by microbiology, our members and their work in addressing global challenges”.

It does this through increasing opportunities for members to communicate their work, raising the profile of microbiology and increasing the influence of the Society with the public, policymakers and other stakeholders.


We are we are looking across the breadth of our international membership for five Elected Members of the Committee to serve a three year term from January 2024–December 2026.

Please read the Committee Terms of Reference and submit a completed nomination form to [email protected] by 7 May 2023. Where there are more candidates than vacancies, members will be notified and entered into a ballot to be elected by the voting membership. 

Impact and Influence Committee terms of reference


Committee Nomination Form


Council is also seeking a co-Chair elects for Impact and Influence Committee. Please see the Council Appointed Positions Page for more information.

Catrin Moore


Dr Catrin Moore
St George's, University of London, UK





Tina Joshi


Dr Tina Joshi

University of Plymouth, UK




Impact and Influence Committee Membership 2023

Catrin Moore

St George’s, University of London, UK
Tina Joshi University of Plymouth, UK
David Clarke University College Cork, Ireland
Chris Randall University of Leeds, UK
Karen Campos-Leon
Currently on a career break
Edward Bolt University of Nottingham, UK
James Redfern Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Marwh Aldriwesh King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Saudi Arabia
Stephanie Diezmann University of Bristol, UK
Andre Antunes Edge Hill University, UK
Éva Bernadett Bényei
University of Cambridge, UK
Mel Lacey Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Carol Munro University of Aberdeen, UK
Justine Rudkin University of Oxford, UK
Thamarai Schneiders University of Edinburgh, UK
Joey Shephed University of Sheffield, UK
Ainsley Beaton John Innes Centre, UK
Oliver Severn Singer Instruments, UK

Terms of Reference

Impact and Influence Committee terms of reference


Microbiology Today Editorial Board


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