MBA Fellows are senior practitioners in marine biology. In order to become an MBA Fellow it is necessary to demonstrate a contribution to the field of marine biology at the highest level. Once an application for MBA Fellow status is accepted the recipient is entitled to use the post-nominal of FMBA.

The FMBA postnominal is therefore a nationally acknowledged indication of a person’s standing in the discipline of marine biology and shows recognition by their peers in the marine biological community. 

An MBA Fellow also has access to the full range of member benefits.

All applications will be reviewed by the Applications Committee. This committee consists of the following MBA Fellows:

  • Professor Chris Frid FMBA (Chair)
  • Dr Jen Ashworth FMBA
  • Dr Bev Mackenzie FMBA
  • Professor Phil Rainbow FMBA
  • Professor Alison Smith FMBA

We are now inviting applications to become an MBA Fellow. If you would like to apply or simply find out more about MBA Fellows then please contact the membership secretary at



The Annual cost to be an MBA Fellow is £120. There is currently no application fee.

If opting to include the Journal of the Marine Biological Association JMBA, the additional fees are as follows:
– JMBA online £20
– JMBA print and online £80


Please read the Terms and Conditions of Membership before submitting your application.