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What is an RSB Ambassador?

RSB ambassadors are enthusiastic, active and engaged members of the Royal Society of Biology who act as the key contact for the RSB within their workplace. Ambassadors showcase the benefits of membership, promote the work of the Society, and encourage new and current members to get involved. 

What should I contact an RSB Ambassador about?

Suggestions include:

  • Contacting your resident RSB ambassador to discuss membership and how it can benefit you.
  • Inviting your resident Ambassador to get involved in your event, such as a careers day, lecture series or research conference. They may bring a stand of RSB literature, contribute a short talk about the Society, or invite a staff member from the RSB to participate.
  • Organising a seminar about RSB membership, or professional registration/development.
  • In some circumstances, ambassadors in another workplace may be able to co-host an event with you, or speak at your event.

Are you interested in becoming an RSB Ambassador?

If you're a current AMRSB, MRSB or FRSB of the Society, based in HE or Industry, please apply on mySociety to apply to become an RSB ambassador. If you have any questions about the scheme, please get in touch

Ambassador resources

If you are an RSB ambassador, you can follow this link to the Membership Promotion Toolkit where you can request promotional resources to support your events (currently suspended), and at the bottom of the page, find supporting documents and guidelines, such as your Ambassador Briefing Pack and the Post-event impact form

Who are the RSB Ambassadors?

See a map here of where our ambassadors' work, and see below for a list of the Ambassadors participating in the scheme: 


Higher Education 

Aberystwyth University
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)

Dr David Whitworth FRSB
Reader in Biochemistry
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Birmingham City University

Dr Ashok Patel FRSB
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
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Stephen Land

 

University of Dundee

Dr Stephen Land FRSB
Programme Lead for Biomedical Sciences
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Tom Purnell

 

University of Glasgow

Tom Purnell RSci AMRSB
Technician (Immunology)
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Steve Cook

 

Imperial College London

Dr Steve Cook CBiol MRSB
Principal Teaching Fellow
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Institution page
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Nigel Page

 

Kingston University London

Dr Nigel Page CBiol CSciTeach FRSB
School Director of Learning and Teaching
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Institution page
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Fahin Hayat

 

Middlesex University

Fahimullah Hayat RSci MRSB
PhD Student in Antibiotic Resistance
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Chris Allen

 

Queen's University Belfast

Professor Christopher Allen FRSB
Professor of Cross-Disciplinary Microbiology
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Charlotte Lawson

 

Royal Veterinary College

Dr Charlotte Lawson FRSB
Senior Lecturer
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Staffordshire University

Dr Sarah Williams MRSB
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science/Immunology
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University of Exeter

Emily Speakman AMRSB
PhD Student
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University of Manchester

Gregory Bulmer AMRSB
PhD Student
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Research Gate

 

 

 

 

University of Nottingham

Jolanta Beinarovica MRSB
PhD Student
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University of Salford

Helen Whitehead AMRSB
PhD Student
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Nelson Chong2

University of Westminster

Dr Nelson Chong FRSB
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology
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Industry 

Vydeki Shanmuganathan

Affinity Water

Vydeki Shanmuganathan CBiol CSci MRSB
Senior Scientist (Microbiology)
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  Ollie Payne

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)

Oliver Payne CBiol MRSB
Toxicologist
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 Jacqui Piner

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Dr Jacqui Piner CBiol FRSB
Scientific Director
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Research Institutes

Arun Prasad

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Dr Arun Prasad Pandurangan MRSB
Investigator Scientist
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Institution page
LinkedIn