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

Dr Matthew Frost, FMBA

I have many years working at a high level in strategic development and national and international policy. I work extensively on international matters specialising in networking and science diplomacy and sit on a number of national and international committees related to marine policy and coordination. I chair the UKs primary marine climate advice body (the … 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

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