BSI Forum

At the BSI's AGM in 2009, it was agreed to replace the BSI Council with the BSI Forum - the BSI's 'think tank' and the place where the issues and ideas that are of importance to the Society and its members are raised, discussed and developed.

The Forum meets twice a year and develops ideas and proposals for the consideration of the Board of Trustees.

Members of the Forum are expected to:
  • Attend Forum meetings
  • Be forward thinking, proactive and participatory
  • Be respectful of the views and concerns of fellow Forum members
  • Be familiar with current trends and issues of relevance to the Society
  • Be willing and able to engage with members of the Immunological community in order to glean and disseminate information
  • Consider issues pertinent to the many diverse interests of the Society's members
  • Support and promote the strategic aims of the Society
  • Encourage membership of the Society
  • Be prepared to lead or take part in small working groups as appropriate
Membership of the Forum is for three years (four years for Board Members).
The Forum has 15 permanent roles as outlined below, with additional members invited as required. These invited positions currently consist of the Animal Science Group Representative (reporting to and from the Animal Sciences Group) and the Policy Representative (reporting to and from the Society of Biology).

Chair of Forum
Prof Anne Cooke 2018
Prof Peter Openshaw 2017
Clinical Secretary
Dr Sofia Grigoriadou 2019
Education Secretary 
Dr Helen Collins 2018
Programme Secretary 
Dr Leonie Taams 2017
Public Enagement Secretary
Dr Sheena Cruickshank 2018
Chief Executive
Jo Revill  -
Regional Representative
- Scotland
Dr Jayne Hope 2017
Regional Representative
- Scotland
Dr Simon Milling 2017
Regional Representative
- England
Dr Graham Cook 2017
Regional Representative
- England
Dr Fiona Culley 2017
Regional Representative
- Wales
Dr Matthias Eberl 2016  
Regional Representative
- Northern Ireland
Dr Ultan Power 2015
Early Career Representative
Dr Anne L Astier 2015
Early Career Representative
TBC -  
Early Career Representative
Dr Matthew Taylor 2015
 Early Career/Oxford Representative
Dr Hayley Evans
Early Career/London Representative 
Dr Beth Holder
Policy Representative
Dr Mark Coles

 PhD Representative
 PhD Representative
James Richards
Animal Sciences Group Dr Stephen Thompson
Clinical representative Dr Tariq El-Shanawany  2017
2nd Clinical Representative   Prof Mike Ehrenstein 2017

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