Professor Willie Wilson, FMBA

As a marine biologist with over 30 year’s research and management experience, I now have my dream job as MBA Director. My vision is to make the MBA a career destination that scientists and support staff alike aspire to work at. Through our membership, I am also passionate about encouraging marine biology enthusiasts to lend … Read more

Katrina Houghton

I am Head of Operations at the MBA with a wide range of responsibilities for infrastructure and support services as well as organisational policy that enable the MBA to achieve its science and business objectives.I have a post graduate diploma in Public Health and a breadth of management experience across a variety of disciplines from … Read more

David Johns

Growing up in the South West UK, I have always been interested in marine life, and could usually be found when young either rock pooling, fishing or foraging. I started work with the CPR Survey in 1997, initially as a plankton analyst, and built on my taxonomic knowledge to investigate changes in the plankton community. … Read more

Dr John Bishop, Mem.MBA

I have been associated with the Marine Biological Association since 1995, first as a Research Fellow, then from 2000 to 2009 by maintaining a research group at Citadel Hill while teaching at the University of Plymouth, before continuing at the MBA from 2009 as an Associate Fellow. One strand of my research has involved culturing … Read more

Dr Michael Cunliffe, Mem.MBA

I received a degree in environmental biology from the University of Liverpool, and a MSc and PhD in Microbiology from the University of Manchester. After a postdoc at the University of Warwick, I joined the Marine Biological Association (MBA) in 2010 as a MBA Research Fellow (Group Leader). In 2014, I started a joint appointment … Read more

Dr Katherine Helliwell

I am a molecular microbiologist interested in the fundamental biology of photosynthetic marine microbes, which critically underpin marine ecosystems. Following a degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol, I pursued a PhD and postdoc with professor Alison Smith in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. During this time my work dissected … Read more

Joanna Langston

My role is to support the growth of the association’s membership to help achieve its aim to be the voice of marine biology, through creating and supporting a global community of marine biologists. My background is in developing and managing a range of support services. Prior to joining the MBA I worked within the membership … Read more

Dan Lear, MSc

I lead the Marine Biological Association (MBA) IT and Data Teams and am project co-ordinator for DASSH; the Marine Data and Information Network (MEDIN) accredited Data Archive Centre (DAC) for biodiversity data. I currently have over 25 years’ experience in marine data management and publication. I am also a member of the global Ocean Biodiversity … Read more