The 2018 nominations for General Committee are now closed

The General Committee is our main strategic advisory body. They meet twice a year, once in February/March and once at the British Science Festival in September, to provide advice and input on our strategy, programmes and activities. Although they have no formal governance role, their insights and opinions are hugely valuable for the wider viewpoint, broad skills and knowledge base, and strategic input they provide.

Committee members usually serve for three years but are eligible to stand a second term (the maximum term is six years). 

Current General Committee

The number of members forming the General Committee can be varied by the British Science Association’s Council. The current elected members of the General Committee are shown below together with the date of his/her retirement. In principle, those elected serve for three years and can then stand for re-election since there is a maximum period of six years. Nominations are currently required for elected places on the British Science Association General Committee:

Representing

Name

Elected

Retire

First or final term

Affiliates

Professor Lorna Dawson

2013

2020

Final

Affiliates

Ben Johnson

2013

2020

Final

Sections

Dr Fern Elsdon-Baker

2013

2020

Final

General

Sarah Chick

2013

2020

Final

Sections

Deborah Cohen

2014

2020

Final

Affiliates

Emmanuelle Tulle

2014

2020

Final

Students/young people Amy King 2018 2021 First

Branches

Rachel Mason

2015

2018

First

General Thandiwe Banda 2018 2021

First

General

Colin Wilkinson

2017

2020

First

General

Pete Etchells

2017

2020

First

Branches

Harriet Allen

2017

2020

First

Affiliates

Sarah Main

2017

2020

First

General

Darryl Brissett-Dowe

2017

2020

First

Students/young people

Suzi Gage

 2012

 2019

 Final

General

Praveen Paul

 2018 

 2021 

 First

Branches

Brian Ratcliffe

 2013

 2020

Final 

Non-science jobs

Lenna Cumberbatch

2018

2021

First

Non-science jobs

Rebecca John

2018

2021

First

Non-science jobs

Nicola Upton

2018

2021

First

Non-science jobs

Jess Gallagher

2018

2021

First

For more information, please contact Katie Griffiths, Committee Secretary.