FSBI Information

The FSBI Council


Council comprises fourteen trustees, four of whom are Honorary Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer), who manage and implement the Society’s objectives, make strategic decisions and conduct business on behalf of the Society’s membership.

Members of Council, including Honorary Officers, may be nominated by any active member of the Society. They are elected for a four-year term at the Society's Annual General Meeting, which is held during the FSBI annual symposium. Officers may be elected for a second term of four years. No term of office may exceed eight years, and a one-year period must elapse before a member of the Society may be re-elected to Council. At least one member of Council is from a European country outside the British Isles.

Council meets in March/April and December each year, normally at the Royal Astronomical Society in London. The Society's finances are managed by the Finance committee, which is chaired by the Honorary Treasurer and includes the President and Secretary. Council has four other committees, each comprising a chair and two other Council members, who are responsible for administering applications for grants that include: Travel (to attend conferences and related research activities), Small Research Projects (including the Wyn Wheeler grant for retired members), and PhD Studentships (for tenure at a university within the British Isles).

Honorary Officers:

President: Iain Barber (2015-2019)  (WWW) 

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK   Email: FSBI President

Vice-President: Gary Carvalho (2015-2019) (WWW)

School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor, LL57 2UW, U.K. Email: FSBI Vice President

Secretary: Ian Winfield (2017-2021)

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster LA1 4AP   Email: FSBI Secretary

Honorary Treasurer: Robert Britton (2013-2017)

Bournemouth University, Poole, BH12 5BB, UK   Email: FSBI Treasurer


Council Members:


  • Darren Croft - Research Grants - (University of Exeter)  

    2016 - 2020

    • Kathryn Elmer - Studentships - (University of Glasgow)

    2017 - 2021

    • Siân Griffiths - Studentships - (Cardiff University)

    2014 - 2018

    • Michel Kaiser - Research Grants - (Bangor University)

    2017 - 2021

    2016 - 2020

    2015 - 2019

    • Richard Nash - Travel - (Institute for Marine Research Bergen)

    2013 - 2017

    • Eduarda Santos - Travel - (University of Exeter)

    2016 - 2020

    • David Sims - Research grants - (Marine Biology Association Plymouth)

    2017 - 2021

    2016 - 2020

    Guests of Council:


    • John Craig - Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Fish Biology - (Email JFB)

    2007 -

    2007 -

    • Alan Pike - Website - (Lucidus Consultancy)

    2011 -

    International Liaison:

    • Victoria Braithwaite - USA (Penn State University, University Park) (WWW)

    2010 -

    • Culum Brown - Australia (Macquarie University, Sydney) (WWW)

    2010 -

    • Paulo Pompeu - South America (Universidade Federal de Lavras, Lavras)


    • Jiashou Liu - China & Asia (Institute of Hydrobiology, Wuhan)


    Social Media Coordinator:
    • Brian Hayden - (University of New Brunswick)

    2014 -

    Symposium Convenor:

    • John PInnegar & Martin Taylor