It's been a busy couple of months for Bridget Lumb.
8 November 2018
Bridget was appointed President of The Physiological Society at the Society’s AGM in August 2018. The Physiological Society brings together over 3,500 scientists from more than 60 countries and, since its foundation in 1876, its Members have made significant contributions to our knowledge of biological systems and the treatment of disease. Bridget is the first woman to ever hold the role of President of The Society and is a former Meetings Secretary. Recent past Presidents include Alan North, Ole Petersen, Sir Colin Blakemore and our own Clive Orchard. Bridget joined the Society in 1990 and, in 2015, was appointed an Honorary Member of The Society; who are described as ‘persons of distinction in Science who have contributed to the advancement of Physiology’.
Earlier in 2018 Bridget became a panel member of Arthritis Research UK and a Trustee of the southwest charity Alzheimer’s BRACE, of which she chairs the Scientific Advisory Committee. In October she was appointed to the Editorial Board of Neuroscience (the official journal of the International Brain Research Organisation; IBRO) as Section Editor in the field of Pain and Sensory Neuroscience and was invited by the British Pain Society to deliver the Pat Wall plenary lecture at its annual meeting in 2019. This prestigious lecture is one of only two honorary lectures hosted…