The RES is launching a new Science, Policy and Society Committee in 2023 and we are looking for RES members to join.

This will be an opportunity to help shape the future path of science, conservation and policy work at the Society, enabling the Society to enrich the world with insect science.

Some exciting new programmes that will be explored initially include:

  • Focusing on how the Society best supports all areas of insect science including conservation, insect pest management, vector-borne disease and insects as food and feed.
  • Overseeing RES conservation work including that at Daneway Banks.
  • Ensuring insect science informs decision makers.
  • Exploring new ways to leverage funding to support insect science.
  • Working strategically with partners and stakeholders.

The committee, to be chaired by Dr Lynn Dicks, will meet two – three times each year.  These will either be virtual or hybrid meetings.  They will also be scheduled at various times to enable all time zones to be included where possible.  The committee members will support the work of the RES staff team in between meetings.

The RES hugely values equity, diversity and inclusivity and the valuable input that our global membership brings.  We want the new committee to reflect all areas and backgrounds of our community.

We would love to hear from:

  • Entomologists from academia and industry, enthusiasts, experts or keen amateurs.
  • Those who have experience or an interest in insect science, policy and impact from around the globe.
  • All ages – including early career entomologists, students, members and fellows.

The Royal Entomological Society

The Royal Entomological Society is devoted to the understanding and development of insect science. We support international collaboration, research and publication. We aim to show every person how remarkable and valuable insects are and want to enrich the world with insect science.  The Society established in 1833 has a growing global membership with an ambitious strategy to increase the impact and relevance of insect science.


The new Science, Policy and Society Committee will discuss and work on a number of topics.  In particular, we would welcome applicants with an understanding or skill in any of the following areas:

  • An area of insect science including conservation, vector-borne diseases, insect pest management and insects as food and feed.
  • Science Policy or advocacy
  • Strategic partnerships or collaborations
  • Sourcing of funding, grant applications or philanthropy

To Apply:

Please send a short covering letter explaining why you wish to be part of the committee and a short CV. 

​The application closing date is 2 June 2023

Please send your completed application to Dr Lynn Dicks Mem.RES  For an informal conversation on the role please contact Dr Lynn Dicks Mem.RES