promoting all areas of neuroendocrinology

The British Society for Neuroendocrinology

 

The British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN) is a scientific society that exists to promote research and learning into the interplay between the endocrine and nervous systems that control important body processes. The ultimate aim of this research is to provide therapies for neuroendocrine diseases and disorders and to advance methods for beneficially regulating normal neuroendocrine function in humans and animals.

The Vision of the BSN is to be a vibrant and active society covering neuroendocrinology in its widest definition. It aims to provide a focus for promoting the subject and for networking between members. It aims to support members at all stages of their career and provide educational opportunities for early career researchers, using face-to-face and online activities. Whilst remaining primarily a UK society, the BSN welcomes participation from around the world.

The membership of the BSN comprises academics and researchers from the UK, European and International scientific communities, encompassing all areas of neuroendocrinology. The Society is run by a Board of Trustees representing the membership together with the Editor-in-Chief of the Society's Journal, the Journal of Neuroendocrinology. The Board of Trustees makes recommendations regarding strategy, funding vehicles, future meetings etc. to the Annual General Meeting of the Society, which is held at the annual scientific meeting. Sub-groups of committee members administer the different funding schemes that are available, and the Society's public engagement strategy.

The origins of the Society date back to 1985, and it has published the international 'Journal of Neuroendocrinology' for over 20 years. The BSN has always been operated as a charity and is registered with the Charity commission as a charitable incorporated organisation (number 1163115). Annual meetings are held either stand alone or jointly with European or UK societies with similar interests. The BSN has a number of grant schemes available to its membership to support neuroendocrine research by scientists at different phases of their careers, researcher mobility and skills training, international and UK travel, as well as support for symposia, scientific meetings and public engagement events.

Meet the Committee

as of November 2018

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Dr Jo Lewis

Bristol

ESR Member

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Dr Amy Warner

Cambridge

Communications Secretary

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Dr Gisela Helfer

Aberdeen

Committee Member

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Dr Jonathan Johnston

Surrey

Committee Member

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Prof Julian Mercer

Aberdeen

Journal Editor-in-Chief

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Prof Kevin O'Byrne

London

Committee Member

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Prof Waljit Dhillo

London

Clinical Liaison

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Dr Anne-Marie O'Carroll

Bristol

Membership Secretary

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Dr Preeti Jethwa

Nottingham

Meetings Secretary

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Prof Neil Evans

Glasgow

Committee Secretary

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Dr Michelle Bellingham

Glasgow

Grants Panel Co-ordinator

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Dr Rebecca Dumbell

Oxford

Deputy ESR Member

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Prof Mike Ludwig

Edinburgh

Treasurer and Briefings Editor

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Dr Kate Ellacot

Exeter

Committee Member

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Prof Helen Christian

Oxford

Journals Secretary

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Dr Giles Yeo

Cambridge

President

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Prof Dave Grattan

Otago

Overseas Representative