BSPP Board Members from 2015

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Dr Julie Flood: BSPP President

CABI, UK (Egham), Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9TY
Tel: +44 (0)1491 829043; e-mail:

Prof Richard Oliver: BSPP President-Elect and Chair of the Fellowship Commitee.

Centre for Crop and Disease Management, Curtin University, Bentley, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
Tel: +62 (0)8 9266 7872; e-mail:

Prof Murray Grant: BSPP Vice-President and Chair of the Travel Commitee

Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1392 725166; e-mail:

Dr Sarah Holdgate: BSPP Secretary

NIAB, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0LE UK
Tel: +64 (0)1223 342211 email:

Dr Paul Nicholson: BSPP Treasurer

John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1603 450000; email:

Dr Elizabeth Orton: BSPP Programme Secretary

Department of Disease and Stress Biology, John Innes Centre, Colney, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7UH, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1603 450000; email:

Dr Sam Lee: BSPP Membership secretary

Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, UK.

Elected Board Members 2014-2016

Dr Paul Beales (Outreach)

Pest and disease identification, FERA, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ

Dr Kerry Maguire (Travel Grants)

Bayer Cropscience, 230 Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, England, CB4 0WB.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 226500; email:

Elected Board Members 2015-2017

Dr John Carr (Publicity Officer)

Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EA
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 766416; email:

Prof John Jones (Liaison with other societies)

The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee, DD2 5DA, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1382 568828; email:

Elected Board Members 2016-2018

Dr Michael Csukai (Innovation & Industrial Liaison Officer)

Biostress Biology, Syngenta, Jealott's Hill International Research Centre, Bracknell RG42 6EY
Tel: +44 (0)1344 414094 email:

Prof Dawn Arnold (Education Officer)

University of the West of England, Coldharbour Ln, Bristol BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0)117 32 83819 email:

Invited to attend board meetings by invitation (not Board members)

Dr Matthew Dickinson: Senior Editor, Plant Pathology

School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough LE12 5RD, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)115 951 3236; Fax: +44 (0)115 951 6334; e-mail:

Prof. Marty Dickman: Editor in Chief, Molecular Plant Pathology

Borlaug Center, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A&M University, 2123 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843, USA. Tel: +1 979 862 4788; Fax +1 979 862 4790; e-mail:

Dr Gerard Clover: Senior Editor, New Disease Reports

The Royal Horticultural Society, 80 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PE
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3176 5800; e-mail:

Dr Jennifer Hodgetts: Editor, Newsletter:

The Food and Environment Research Agency, Room 04FA09, Sand Hutton, York, YO41LZ, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 462330; e-mail:

Dr Phil Smith: Oureach Officer

Coordinator, Teacher Scientist Network, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, NORWICH, NR4 7UH.
Tel. 01603 450304; e-mail:

Mr William Kay: BSPP Webmanager

Biosciences, Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD

Dr Nelly Brewer: BSPP Social Media Manager