Who's Who   Staff

Simon Festing
Below you will find contact details for all Marlborough House staff together with each person's job title and a list of keywords describing their role. Please contact the person whose responsibilties most closely reflect your requirements directly. Click on the staff member's name to send an email.

Main switchboard +44 (0)118 988 1800; Fax +44 (0)118 988 5656
Simon Festing Chief Executive
Simon Festing
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1812
Governance; Strategy; Charitable status; Company incorporation
Marie Shrank Office Manager and PA to Chief Executive Officer
Marie Shrank
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1801
Contact for appointments with Chief Executive, contractors and suppliers for the office
Josie Underhill Receptionist
Josie Underhill
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1800/1845
Commercial journal print claims

Communications
Education | Public Affairs | Media | Microbiology Today

Dariel Burdass Head of Communications
Dariel Burdass
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1802
Internal and external communications; Public affairs; Corporate branding
Vicki Symington Education and Outreach Officer
Vicki Symington
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1809
Education events; Practical microbiology enquiries and school's resources; Outreach activities; Volunteering
Laura Udakis Press and Social Media Officer
Laura Udakis
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1843
Media enquiries; Press releases; Background briefings; Podcasts; Video and social networks
Ian Atherton Design Manager and Managing Editor Microbiology Today
Ian Atherton
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1819
Microbiology Today (incl. advertising); Graphic design; Corporate identity; Non-journal printing and production; Video and photography
Yvonne Taylor Communications Administrator
Yvonne Taylor
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1842
Practical microbiology courses; Microbiology Today book reviews and administration; Educational book sales

Membership Activities
Membership | Conferences | Grants | Careers

Jane Westwell Head of Membership Activities
Jane Westwell
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1821
Conference planning and development; Prizes and awards; Membership services planning and development; Local representative network; SGM joint and regional meetings grants
Claire MacLean Scientific Conferences Manager
Claire MacLean
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1832
Conference organization and planning; Scientific Meetings Committee and Divisions Matrix meetings; Conference speakers and exhibitors
Karen McGregor Membership Services and Grants Officer
Karen Mcgregor
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1807
Grants enquiries and administration; Careers enquires; Careers resources and events; Careers website administration; 'Microbiology jobs' web page enquiries
Christine Pickett Membership Administrator
Christine Pickett
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1803
New members; Membership renewals; Contact details and subscription changes; Payment enquiries
Karen Turner Membership and Conferences Administrator
Karen Turner
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1800/1845
New member enquiries; SGM conference abstracts and delegate enquiries, ESCV

Journals

Robin Dunford Head of Journal Publishing
Robin Dunford
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1836
Management of journal production; Journal development; Vendor liaison and relationships; Editorial Office workflows; Online and print journal advertising

Microbiology

Rachel Walker Managing Editor - Microbiology
Rachel Walker
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1847
Microbiology; Editorial Office management; Editorial Board liaison; Author, editor and reviewer interactions; Copy-editing
Chris Sinclair Staff Editor - Microbiology
Chris Sinclair
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1811
Microbiology; Editorial Office; Author, editor and reviewer interactions; Copy-editing
Stefan Sidorowicz Staff Editor - Microbiology
Stefan Sidorowicz
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1815
Microbiology; Editorial Office; Author, editor and reviewer interactions; Copy-editing
Kendra Waite Editorial Assistant - Microbiology
Kendra Waite
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1804
Microbiology; Permission and copyright; Reprints; Open Access payments; Freelance interactions; Manuscript pre-processing for publication; Length charge queries

Journal of General Virology (JGV)

Natalie Wilder Managing Editor - JGV
Natalie Wilder
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1846
JGV; Editorial Office management; Editorial Board liaison; Author, editor and reviewer interactions; Copy-editing
Ashreena Osman Staff Editor - JGV
Ashreena Osman
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1827
JGV; Editorial Office; Author, editor and reviewer interactions; Copy-editing; Manuscript submission system; Journal covers
Sarah Ferris Editorial Assistant - JGV
Sarah Ferris
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1824
JGV; Permission and copyright; Reprints; Open Access payments; Freelance interactions; Manuscript pre-processing for publication

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM)

Karen Rowlett Managing Editor - IJSEM
Karen Rowlett
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1820
IJSEM; Editorial Office management; Editorial Board liaison; Author, editor and reviewer interactions; Copy-editing
Victoria Hurr Staff Editor - IJSEM
Victoria Hurr
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1844
IJSEM; Editorial Office; Author, editor and reviewer interactions; Copy-editing
Sue Andrews Staff Editor - IJSEM
Sue Andrews
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1818
IJSEM; Editorial Office; Author, editor and reviewer interactions; Copy-editing
Sarah Ferris Editorial Assistant - IJSEM
Sarah Ferris
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1824
IJSEM; Permission and copyright; Reprints; Open Access payments; Freelance interactions; Manuscript pre-processing for publication

Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM)

Melanie Scourfield Managing Editor - JMM
Melanie Scourfield
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1856
JMM; Editorial Office management; Editorial Board liaison; Author, editor and reviewer interactions; Copy-editing
Claudette Doe Staff Editor - JMM
Claudette Doe
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1848
JMM; Editorial Office; Author, editor and reviewer interactions; Copy-editing; Manuscript submission system
David Bradley Staff Editor - JMM
David Bradley
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1813
JMM; Editorial Office; Author, editor and reviewer interactions; Copy-editing; Journal covers
Jane Perugia Editorial Assistant - JMM
Jane Perugia
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1816
JMM; Permission and copyright; Reprints; Open Access payments; Freelance interactions; Manuscript pre-processing for publication
Jane Perugia Editorial Assistant - JMM
Christine Wheeler
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1825
JMM; Permission and copyright; Reprints; Open Access payments; Freelance interactions; Manuscript pre-processing for publication

Administration
Finance | Journal Sales | Systems

Suzanne Beaumont Head of Finance and Administration
Suzanne Beaumont
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1810
Financial management and planning
Geraldine Pearce Assistant Financial Accountant
Geraldine Pearce
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1831
Book keeping; Bank reconciliations; Travel expenses; Supplier payments; Length charge and Open Access invoices
Debbie Smith Commercial Sales Administrator
Debbie Smith
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1814
Commercial journal sales; Subscription orders; Online access; Licensing; Tier allocations; Multi-site/consortia
Jane Maguire Commercial Sales Support
Jane Maguire
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1830
Commercial journal sales; Subscription orders; Online access; Licensing; Tier allocations
Matthew Convery IT and Infrastructure Manager
Matthew Convery
IT infrastructure; Telecoms; Data cabling; Software; Hardware; IT training; Comms; Servers; Desktops; Laptops; Virtualization; Licensing
Jasbinder Atwal Project Manager - CRM, Information and Web
Jasbinder Atwal
CRM; Website development
Chris Rowland Stores and Distribution Manager
Chris Rowland
Tel. +44 (0)118 988 1817
Bulk mailings; Office maintenance