new aab logo 300_wb.png

OUR Mission

"To promote the study and advancement of all branches of Biology and in particular (but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing), to foster the practice, growth and development of applied biology, with a focus on the application of biological sciences in the production of food, materials and energy, and for the maintenance and improvement of earth's environment"

We deliver our charitable mission through the publication of scientific journals in applied biology, the organisation of conferences in a range of related subject themes, the formulation and dissemination of policies to promote the discipline, the production of a newsletter and the provisions of services for members.


Christine Foyer BSc, PhD


School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK.

Telephone:  01133 431421


Nigel Halford

BSc, PhD

Honorary Treasurer

Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2JQ.

Tel: 01582 763133


Roy Kennedy

BSc, PhD

Publication Officer

Warwickshire College, Pershore College, Avon Bank, Pershore, Warwickshire, UK
Telephone: 0300 456 0047


Matthew Back

BSc, PhD

Programme Secretary

Crop and Environment Research Centre, Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB. 
Tel: 01952 815361


Mike Gooding

BSc, PhD

President Elect

AAB Office, Warwick Enterprise Park,

Wellesbourne CV35 9EF, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)2476 999486.

No Background - Guy Barker_edited.png

Guy Barker

BSc, PhD

General Secretary

School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Telephone: 02476575135

No Background - Richard Glass.png

Richard Glass

BSc, PgDip

Conferences Treasurer

Crop Health & Protection (CHAP).

​York Biotech Campus, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ


Mobile: 07866 799160


Philippa Borrill


Early Career Scientist Champion

School of Biosciences University of Birmingham, Edgbaston B15 2TT
Telephone: 0121 414 5567