Council members

The Council of the Society normally consists of up to 14 members. Of these, six members are elected by ballot by all ordinary members of the Society, eight are appointed by Council, six as Chairs of Committees, plus the President and General Secretary. Council is responsible for governance of the Society.

The current Members are as follows.



  • Professor Judith Armitage

    President - University of Oxford

  • Professor Maggie Smith

    General Secretary - University of York

  • Professor Ian Roberts

    Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Operations Committee - University of Manchester

Chairs of Committees

  • Dr Tadhg Ó Cróinín

    Chair of the Professional Development Committee - University College Dublin

  • Professor Jodi Lindsay

    Chair of the Publishing Committee - St George's, University of London

  • Professor Mick Tuite

    Chair of the Scientific Conferences Committee - University of Kent

  • Professor Nicola Stonehouse

    Chair of the Communications Committee - University of Leeds

  • Professor Paul Kellam

    Chair of the Policy Committee - Imperial College London

  • Amy Pickering

    Chair of the ECM Forum Executive Committee - University of Edinburgh

Elected Members

  • Dr John Morrissey

    University College Cork

  • Professor Tracy Palmer

    University of Newcastle

  • Professor George Salmond

    University of Cambridge

  • Professor David Blackbourn

    University of Surrey

  • Professor Charles Dorman

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Professor Deirdre Devine

    University of Leeds