BSPP Board Members from 2015

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BSPP President: Dr Julie Flood

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

BSPP President-Elect: Prof Richard Oliver (Chair, Fellowship Commitee)

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

BSPP Vice-President: Prof Murray Grant (Chair, Travel Commitee)

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

BSPP Secretary: Dr Sarah Holdgate

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

BSPP Treasurer: Dr Paul Nicholson

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

BSPP Programme Secretary: Dr Elizabeth Orton

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

BSPP Membership secretary: Dr Sam Lee

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)

PGRO, Great North Road, Thornhaugh, Peterborough, PE8 6HJ
Tel: +44 (0) 844 9285428; 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)

Senior Editor, Plant Pathology: Dr Matthew Dickinson

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:

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

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:

Senior Editor, New Disease Reports: Dr Gerard Clover

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

Editor, Newsletter: Dr Jennifer Hodgetts

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

BSPP Webmanager: Mr William Kay

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