Council members

The Council of the Society normally consists of up to 16 members. Of these, six representatives are elected by the membership of the Society, seven are appointed by Council, as Chairs and co-Chairs of our committees, plus the President, General Secretary and Treasurer. Council is responsible for governance of the Society.

The current Members are as follows:

Executive

  • Professor Judith Armitage

    University of Oxford
    President 

  • Professor Mark Harris

    University of Leeds
    General Secretary

  • Professor Robin May

    University of Birmingham
    Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee

Chairs and co-Chairs of Committees

  • Professor Jose Bengoechea

    Queens University Belfast
    co-Chair of Sustainability Committee

  • Dr Tadhg Ó Cróinín

    University College Dublin
    co-Chair of Sustainability Committee

  • Professor Paul Hoskisson

    University of Strathclyde
    co-Chair of Building Communities Committee

  • Dr Stephen Smith

    Trinity College Dublin
    co-Chair of Building Communities Committee

  • Dr Chloe James

    University of Salford
    co-Chair of Impact and Influence Committee

  • Professor Paul Kellam

    Imperial College London
    co-Chair of Impact and Influence Committee

  • Colman O'Cathail

    European Molecular Biology Laboratory
    Chair of Early Career Microbiologists' Forum Executive Committee

Elected Members

  • Professor Laura Bowater

    University of East Anglia

  • Dr Sharon Brookes

    Animal and Plant Health Agency

  • Professor Deirdre Devine

    University of Leeds

  • Dr Andrew Edwards

    Imperial College London

  • Dr John Morrissey

    University College Cork


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