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 so many important body processes (see below for key subject categories). The ultimate aim of this research is to provide therapies for the many neuroendocrine diseases and disorders that may develop throughout the life course, and to develop methods to beneficially regulate normal neuroendocrine function in man and animals.

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 Steering Committee of UK neuroendocrinologists together with the Editor-in-Chief of the Society's Journal, the Journal of Neuroendocrinology. This committee 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. 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 scientific meetings and public engagement events.

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Meet the Committee

as of March 2018

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Dr Jo Lewis


ESR Member

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Dr Amy Warner


Communications Secretary

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Dr Gisela Helfer


Committee Member

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Dr Jonathan Johnston


Committee Member

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Prof Julian Mercer


Journal Editor-in-Chief

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Prof Kevin O'Byrne


Committee Member

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Prof Waljit Dhillo


Clinical Liaison

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Dr Anne-Marie O'Carroll


Membership Secretary

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Dr Preeti Jethwa


Meetings Secretary

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Prof Neil Evans


Committee Secretary

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Dr Michelle Bellingham


Grants Panel Co-ordinator

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Dr Rebecca Dumbell


Deputy ESR Member

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Prof Mike Ludwig


Treasurer and Briefings Editor

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Dr Kate Ellacot


Committee Member

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Prof Helen Christian


Journals Secretary

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Dr Giles Yeo



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Prof Dave Grattan


Overseas Representative