Past President

Year of Fellowship, 2005
Year of Honorary Fellowship, 2018

Professor Helen Roy MBE is an ecologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. She is fascinated by the interactions between insects and other species. Helen also enjoys science communication and public engagement with research which led to her interest in citizen science.  She has a passion for ladybirds and has led the UK Ladybird Survey alongside Peter Brown (Anglia Ruskin University) for more than 15 years. Recently they co-authored the Field Guide to Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland.

Helen was delighted to have had the opportunity to be President of the Royal Entomological Society from 2018-2022 and very much enjoyed working with the membership to promote entomology. Her research on invasive non-native species has received international recognition and she is currently leading a global assessment on invasive non-native species for the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

portrait of Professor Helen Roy MBE Hon.FRES