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Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine

ACB is the professional body dedicated to the practice and promotion of clinical science. The Association has medical
and non-medical members in all major healthcare laboratories, in many university departments and in several
commercial companies.
Paul Newland
Company Secretary
130-132 Tooley Street
London SE1 2TU
Tel: 020 7403 8001
EmailPaul Newland


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Association of Neurophysiological Scientists

ANS is the Association of Neurophysiological Scientists of Great Britain. It currently has approximately 600 members world-wide, the great majority of whom are in Britain and Ireland. The Association lists among its aims and objectives, the furtherance of knowledge in Electrophysiological techniques.
Kelly St Pier
Vice Chairman
Southwood Building
Level 4
Great Ormond Street Hospital
London WC1N 3JH
Tel: 0845 519 4045
Email: Enquiries


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Association for Science Education (ASE)

ASE is the professional association for teachers of science and exists to improve the teaching of science. The Objects of the Association includes promoting education by providing an authoritative medium through which the opinions of teachers of science may be expressed on educational matters and by affording a means of communication among all persons and bodies of persons concerned with the teaching of science in particular and education in general.
Shaun Reason 
Chief Executive
College Lane
Herts AL10 9AA
Tel: 01707 283000
Email: Shaun Reason



British Academy of Audiology

The BAA was formed from the merged British Association of Audiological Scientist (BAAS) and the British Association of Audiologists (BAAT) and the British Society of Hearing Therapists (BSHT) to become the largest UK Audiology organisation representing the views of Audiologists. It provides leadership, inspiration and guidance, develops and promotes excellence in services for patients, is a driving force for improving quality standards, training and education and promotes the profile of audiology as an autonomous profession.
Jonathan Parsons
c/o Kingston Smith Association Management
Association House
South Park Road
Cheshire SK11 6SH
Tel: 01625 290046
Email: Enquiries 

Science Council Member OrganisationBritish Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)

BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK. Sport and Exercise Science is the application of scientific principles to the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of sport and exercise related behaviours. BASES mission is promoting excellence in sport and exercise sciences and their visions is to be the professional body leading excellence in sport and exercise sciences through evidence-based practice.
Claire Hitchings
BASES Executive Officer
Room 103 
Headingly Carnegie Stand 
St Michaels Lane
Leeds LS6 3BR
Tel: 0113 812 6162
Email: Claire Hitchings


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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

BCS is the industry body for IT professionals. With members in over 100 countries around the world, the BCS is the leading professional and learned Society in the field of computers and information systems.
Bill Mitchell
Director, BCS Academy of Computing
First Floor, Block D
North Star House
North Star Avenue
Wiltshire SN2 1FA
Tel: 01793 417 417
Email: Bill Mitchell

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

With over 36,000 members, The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychologist and psychology in the UK. By its Royal Charter the Society is charged with national responsibility for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good.
Professor Ann Colley
Chief Executive
48 Princess Road East
Leicester LE1 7DR
Tel: 0116 254 9568
Email: Enquiries


British Society of Soil Science (BSSS)BSSS logo

The British Society of Soil Science was formed in 1947 to advance the study of soil, to be open to membership from all with an interest in the study and uses of soil and to circulate one publication annually. The BSSS is now an established international membership organisation and charity committed to the study of soil in it's widest aspects. In 2010 BSSS merged with the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS) which continues to deliver the needs of the Society's professional membership. IPSS was founded in 1991 and prescribes the professional standards accepted by its members and strives continually to advance their competence in scientific and technical matters.
Dr Kathryn Allton
Executive Officer
Cranfield University
Building 53
Bedfordshire MK43 0AL
Tel: 01234 752983
Email: Dr Kathryn Allton



Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)

CIWEM is a progressive Chartered professional body for an integrated approach to water and environmental management and sustainable development. It is committed to putting creativity and innovation at the heart of environmental action and practice. The Institution is: member-led, independent, a registered charity, a learned society, global and is the natural home for all who care about environmental sustainability and who manage water and environmental assets and natural capital.
Nigel Hendley 
Chief Executive
106-109 Saffron Hill
London EC1N 8QS
Tel:  020 7269 5825


Jim Oatridge OBE
Tel: 078 3136 1108
Email: Jim Oatridge 


College of Podiatry (CPod)

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The College of Podiatry is a registered charity and exists, primarily, for the advancement of health through the prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions of the foot and lower limb. It has some 10,000 members.
Joanna Brown
Chief Executive
Fellmongers Path
Tower Bridge Road
London SE1 3LY
Tel: 0845 450 3720
Email: Enquiries



Energy Institute (EI)

EI logoThe Energy Institute is the leading professional body for the energy industries, representing almost 12,000 professionals both nationally and internationally. A Royal Charter membership organisation, the Energy Institute serves society with independence, professionalism and a wealth of expertise in energy matters, creating a home for energy professionals and a scientific and technical reservoir for industry.
Louise Kingham
Chief Executive
61 New Cavendish Street
Tel: 020 7467 7100
Email: Louise Kingham
PA: Helen Sullivan



The Geological Society logoThe Geological Society of London (GLS)

The Geological Society of London (1807) is the UK national society for geoscience. It is a learned and professional body with a membership of about 12,000. It exists to promote the geosciences to various publics and to represent the professional interests of geoscientists.
Sarah Fray
Executive Secretary
Burlington House
London W1V 0JU
Tel: 020 7434 9944
Email: Sarah Fray
PA: Stephanie Jones



IBD logoInstitute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD)

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling's mission is the advancement of education and professional development in the science and technology of brewing, distilling and related industries. The IBD delivers its mission through the provision of a suite of Professional Qualifications and CPD linked to Chartered Scientist status. This is complemented by a wide range of lectures, seminars and Conferences supported by the publication of the Journal of the Institute of Brewing and the Brewer & Distiller International.
Jerry Avis
Chief Executive
33 Clarges Street
London W1J 7EE
Tel: 020 7499 8144
Email: Jerry Avis


Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)IBMS logo

IBMS is the professional body for biomedical scientists in the United Kingdom that also has many overseas members and international links. It aims to promote and develop the role of biomedical science within healthcare to deliver the best possible service for patient care and safety. It does this by supporting biomedical scientists in their education and training, improving standards of practice, representing the profession and working with organisations to improve laboratory service.
Jill Rodney
Chief Executive
12 Coldbath Square
London EC1R 5HL
Tel: 020 7713 0214 x 146
Email: Jill Rodney
Executive Assistant: Nadine Rulliere

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Institute of Corrosion (ICorr)

ICorr is a learned society that has been serving the corrosion science, technology and engineering management and economic needs of individuals, academe and industry since 1959 in the fight against corrosion.
Douglas Mills
Technical Secretary
Newton Building
St George's Avenue
Northampton NN2 6JD
Tel: 01604 893 883
Email: Enquiries

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Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST)

The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) is the independent qualifying body for food professionals in Europe and the only professional food body in the UK concerned with all aspects of food science and technology. IFST is a registered charity with individual members working across all points of the food chain. It is independent of government, industry, lobby or special interest groups. Activities focus on disseminating knowledge relating to food science and technology and promoting its application. Another important element of IFST's work is to promote and uphold standards amongst food professionals. 
Jon Poole
Chief Executive
5 Cambridge Court
210 Shepherds Bush Road
London W6 7NJ
Tel: 020 7603 6316
Email: Jon Poole


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Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)

The IMarEST is an international professional membership body and learned society for all marine professionals. IMarEST (formerly known as the Institute of Marine Engineers) is the first professional Institute to adopt an all-embracing approach and recognise the need to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists.
David Loosley
Chief Executive
Aldgate House 
33 Aldgate High Street
London EC3N 1EN
Tel: 020 7382 2600


Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

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IOM3 was created from the merger of The Institute of Materials (IOM) and The Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (IMM).The Institute intends to develop to be the leading international professional body for the advancement of materials, minerals and mining to governments, industry, academia, the public and the professions. 
Dr Graham Woodrow
Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Institute
297 Euston Road
Tel: 020 7451 7300
Email: Dr Graham Woodrow
PA: Anita Horton


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Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

IMA is the professional and learned society for qualified and practising mathematicians. Its mission is to promote mathematics in industry, business, the public sector, education and research. Founded in 1964, the Institute has over 5000 members. Ten percent of members live outside the United Kingdom. Forty percent of members are employed in education (schools through to universities), and the other 60% work in commercial and governmental organisations.
David Youdan
Executive Director
Catherine Richards House
16 Nelson Street
Essex SS1 1EF
Tel: 01702 354 020
Email: David Youdan
PA: Alison Penry


Institute of Physics (IOP)

IOP logoThe IOP is a leading international professional body and learned society, established to promote the advancement and dissemination of physics. The Institute has a world-wide membership and is a major international player in; scientific publishing and electronic dissemination of physics; setting professional standards for physicists and awarding professional qualifications; promoting physics through scientific conferences, education and science policy advice.
Prof Paul Hardaker 
Chief Executive
80 Portland Place
London W1B 1NT
Tel: 020 7470 4800


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Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)

IPEM is a Registered Charity which exists to promote, for the public benefit, the advancement of physics and engineering applied to medicine and biology; to advance public education in the field; and to represent the needs and interests of engineering and physical sciences in the provision or advancement of health care.
Rosemary Cook CBE
Chief Executive Officer
Fairmount House
230 Tadcaster Road
York YO24 1ES
Tel: 01904 610 821
Email: Rosemary Cook
Executive Assistant: Marie Goodall


Institute of Science and Technology (IST)

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The Professional Body for Technical, Specialist and Managerial Staff. The Science Technology Association was formed in 1948 and granted a certificate of incorporation in 1954 to become the Institute of Science Technology (IST) and in October 2007 the IST became the Institute of Science & Technology. Its past traditions lay in the promotion and development of the science and practice of laboratory science technology.
Dr Terry Croft
Kingfisher House
90 Rockingham Street
Sheffield S1 4EB
Tel: 0114 276 3197
Email: General enquiries


Institute of Water (IWater)

The Institute of Water is the only professional body solely dedicated to supporting and enhancing the careers of people working in the UK water industry. Established in 1945, the Institute supports the careers of people working in all professions and at all levels across the UK water industry by offering a unique and independent learning, development and networking framework. The Institute is licensed by the Engineering Council to award Chartered Engineer, IEng and EngTech, by the Society for the Environment to award CEnv and to award CSci, RSci and RSCiTech by the Science Council.
Lynn Cooper
Chief Executive
Institute of Water Head Office
4 Carlton Court 
Team Valley
Gateshead NE11 0AZ
Tel: 0191 422 0088


Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Institution Chemical Engineers IChemE logoIChemE is the international membership and qualifying body for professionals in the chemical, biochemical and process engineering sectors, with some 35,000 members in almost 120 countries. It advances the science and applications of our subject area through establishing and maintaining standards and qualifications, advocacy and public engagement, events, training, publications, services and professional networking.
Dr David Brown
Chief Executive and Secretary
Davis Building
Railway Terrace
Rugby CV21 3HQ
Tel: 01788 534413
Email: Dr David Brown
PA: Beverley Garratt


Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES)

IES new logoIES is a visionary organisation leading debate, dissemination and promotion of environmental science and sustainability. The IES promotes an evidence-based approach to decision and policy making. The organisation is committed to championing the crucial role of environmental science in ensuring the well-being of humanity now and in the future.
Adam Donnan
Chief Executive Officer
Floor 3, 140 London Wall
London, EC2Y 5DN
Tel: 020 7601 1920
Email: Enquiries



London Mathematical Society (LMS)

LMS logoLMS was founded in 1865 and was granted a Royal Charter in 1965. The Society was established for the promotion and extension of mathematical knowledge. To this end the Society undertakes various publications and holds regular meetings, conferences and symposia. In spite of its name, the Society is not simply a London society. It is the major British learned society for Mathematics, with a nationwide membership. It also has several hundred overseas members.
Fiona Nixon
Executive Secretary
De Morgan House
57-58 Russell Square
London WC1B 4HS
Tel: 020 7291 9970
Email: Fiona Nixon
PA: Leanne Marshall



Microbiology Society 

The Microbiology Society (formerly Society for General Microbiology) is a membership organisation for scientists who work in all areas of microbiology. It is the largest learned microbiological society in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools. The MS publishes key academic journals in microbiology and virology, organises international scientific conferences and provides an international forum for communication among microbiologists and supports their professional development. The Society promotes the understanding of microbiology to a diverse range of stakeholders, including policy-makers, students, teachers, journalists and the wider public, through a comprehensive framework of communication activities and resources.
Peter Cotgreave
Chief Executive
Charles Darwin House
12 Roger Street
Tel: 020 7685 2400


Mineralogical SocietyMineralogical Society

The Mineralogical Society, instituted in 1876, has the general object of advancing the knowledge of the science of mineralogy and its application to other subjects including crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, environmental science and economic geology.
Kevin Murphy
Executive Director
12 Baylis Mews
Amyand Park Road
Twickenham TW1 3HQ
Tel: 020 8891 6600
Email: Kevin Murphy



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The society for nuclear energy, bringing together scientists and engineers to exchange best practice and disseminate information about nuclear sciences.
John Warden
Chief Executive Officer
CK International House
1-6 Yarmouth Place
London W1J 7BU
Tel: 0203 475 4701
Email: John Warden



Oil and Colour Chemists' Association (OCCA)Science Council Members OCCA

OCCA was founded in 1918. OCCA is a learned society comprising individual, qualified persons employed in, or associated with, the world-wide surface coatings industries. OCCA is an educational and training charity.
Brenda Peters
Honorary Secretary
The Oval
14 West Walk
Leicester LE1 7NA
Tel: 0116 257 5488
Email: Brenda Peters 


Operational Research Society 

Founded over 50 years ago in succession to the Operational Research Club which was set up in 1948, The OR Society is the world's oldest-established learned society catering to the Operational Research (O.R.) profession, and one of the largest in the world, with 2500 members in 53 countries.
Gavin Blackett
Secretary & General Manager
Seymour House
12 Edward Street
B1 2RX
Tel: 0121 233 9300



The Physiological Society (ThePhysSoc)Physiological Society logo

The Physiological Society brings together over 3000 scientists from over 60 countries. Since its foundation in 1876, its Members have made significant contributions to our knowledge of biological systems and the treatment of disease. It promote physiology and support those working in the field by organising world-class scientific meetings, offering grants for research, collaboration and international travel, and by publishing the latest developments in its two leading scientific journals, The Journal of Physiology and Experimental Physiology. The Society also runs events for the general public on how physiology relates to everyday life, and for students who may be considering physiology as a career.
Casey Early
Chief Executive
Hodgkin Huxley House
30 Farringdon Lane
London EC1R 3AW
Tel: 020 7269 5710
Email: Casey Early



RAS logoRoyal Astronomical Society (RAS)

The Royal Astronomical Society, established in 1820 and now with nearly 4,000 members, promotes the study of astronomy and geophysics including solar and solar-terrestrial physics, planetary and space sciences, solid-Earth geophysics and the "new astronomies" such as astro-particle physics and astrobiology by publishing research journals, organising scientific meetings, maintaining a library, providing grants, supporting outreach, awarding medals and prizes and lobbying government.
Pamela Mortimer
Executive Secretary
Burlington House
London W1J 0BQ
Tel: 020 7734 4582/ 3307
Email: Pamela Mortimer
PA: Emily Down (Ext 204)


Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS)

RMETS logoThe Royal Meteorological Society promotes and advances the science of meteorology (weather and climate). The RMetS serves not only those who earn their living through the profession of meteorology but also those whose work is affected by the weather or climate, those involved in schools education and in public policy work and those who have a general interest in meteorology as a pastime or in simply broadening their knowledge and understanding.
The RMetS also has a subsidiary organisation called theWeather Club.
Dr Liz Bentley
Chief Executive
104 Oxford Road
Berkshire RG1 7LL
Tel: 0118 9568500
Email: Liz Bentley
PA: Sue Brown


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Royal Society of Biology

The Royal Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences. The Society has been created by the unification of the Biosciences Federation and the Institute of Biology, and is building on the heritage and reputation of these two organisations to champion the study and development of biology, and provide expert guidance and opinion. In 2015 it was granted a Royal title to become the Royal Society of Biology.
Dr Mark Downs
Chief Executive
Charles Darwin House
12 Roger Street
London WC1N 2JU
Tel: 020 7685 2550
EmailMark Downs


Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With over 49,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, it is the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation with 170 years of history and an international vision for the future. It promotes, supports and celebrates chemistry, shaping the future of the chemical sciences – for the benefit of science and humanity.
Dr Robert Parker
Chief Executive
Burlington House
London W1J 0BA
Tel: 020 7440 3301
Email: Robert Parker
PA: Gill McGrath

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Royal Statistical Society (RSS)

RSS is one of the premier statistical societies in the world, with a high international reputation. Founded in 1834, it is both a learned and a professional society, with some 6500 members based in the United Kingdom and overseas. Over 1700 of our members are professionally qualified.
Hetan Shah
Executive Director 
12 Errol Street
London EC1Y 8LX
Tel: 020 7614 3912 
Email: Hetan Shah
PA: Mrs Mawreen Chapman



Society for Cardiological Science and Technology

SCST logoThe Society for Cardiological Science and Technology (SCST) is the professional body for Cardiac Physiologists. The Society for Cardiological Science and Technology was established in 1948 and has branches in Scotland and Northern Ireland. SCST provides outstanding scientific, technical and clinical expertise setting national standards for quality and practice. The professional body provides high quality professional education, training and examinations in cardiac science and encourages and supports continuous professional development and improvement of its members. 
Mrs Catherine Ross
c/o Executive Business SupportCity Wharf
Davidson Road
Staffordshire WS14 9DZ
Email: Enquiries


Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC)

The Society of Dyers and Colourists' main aim is to advance the science of colour. The Society aims to disseminate information through the coloration industry and beyond. This is achieved through the work done by the members of Council, the various committees and the membership worldwide. 
Dr Graham Clayton
Chief Executive & General Secretary
PO Box 244 Perkin House
82 Gratton Road
Bradford BD1 2JB
Tel: 01274 725 138



The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA)topra logo

TOPRA is the professional membership organisation promoting excellence in the healthcare regulatory profession, and enabling legislators and other opinion leaders to access the best possible information and advice from a diverse membership, which in turn strengthens healthcare regulation for everyone.  TOPRA's members are individuals working in regulatory affairs all over the world. They come from a range of healthcare sectors including regulatory bodies, academia, regulatory affairs consultancies, the pharmaceutical and health technology industries, clinical research organisations and many others.
Lynda Wight
Executive Director
3 Bellerive Hosue 
Muirfield Crescent
London E14 9SZ
Tel: 020 7510 2560
Email: Lynda Wight