Head of Communications and Business Development & Editor of Microbiologist
Paul initially trained as a journalist and has over ten years’ experience in marketing and communications working for commercial companies such as Harrods and the Freeplay wind-up radio. His passion for science comms took him back to University and he graduated with a BSc First Class (Hons) in Chemistry where he studied the inhibition of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in malaria parasites as part of his final year dissertation. He later gained a distinction in his Master’s degree at King’s College London in Analytical Toxicology where he worked on the synthesis and analytical profiling of novel monoamine neurotransmitter reuptake inhibitors.
Paul completed a PhD at the University of Warwick entitled “Biocatalytic Valorisation of Lignin via Genetic or Chemical Intervention of Bacterial Aromatic Degradation Pathways” and has published a number of scientific papers and articles on his speciality of human and bacterial enzymology.
Paul is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing, communications and membership strategies for the Society. He is also responsible for increasing the value of Member benefits through the development of key partnerships, digital platforms, public engagement activities and brand management. He also offers support to the SfAM's ECS Committee and Corporate Member Group.
Digital Communications Officer
Stewart has a long history of working in the media, editing and writing for a variety of commercial and mainstream publications. Stewart's role as Press & Media Officer makes him responsible for promoting to an international, national and regional audience the research within the SfAM scientific journals and the expertise of our Members.
Stewart has worked in both public and private sector communications and has extensive experience in a wide range of branding and comms techniques including creating podcasts, magazines and video campaigns. Stewart’s expertise in in writing for the web and hosting workshops that encourage a ‘digital first’ approach makes him the perfect addition to SfAM’s modern communications team.
Membership and Marketing Officer
Finance and Grants Co-ordinator
Tina has been working for membership associations for the last thirteen years in a Membership Services Manager role, during which time has been involved in a wide variety of areas. Tina has responsibility for the administration of grants and the day-to-day financial housekeeping for the Society.
Business Technology Manager
Policy & Public Affairs Manager
Policy & Public Affairs Intern
Lucas studied at the University of Sheffield and graduated in 2015 with an MBioSci in Biochemistry. From 2016 until mid-2017, he worked at UCL as research technician in a virology lab looking at host-pathogen interactions of Hepatitis C. In September 2017 he started his PhD studies at the University of Birmingham and is interested in bacterial regulation of infection and antibiotic resistance.