Professor Parker will shadow the current Honorary Treasurer for a year before taking up office at the Member Forum.
Commenting on the role Professor Parker said:
‘I am delighted to be appointed to the position of Honorary Treasurer. I have been a member of the Society for many years, with my first presentation at a joint meeting with the Association des Physiologistes in Oxford almost forty years ago. This new role as a Trustee with special responsibility for the Society’s funds and assets combines my long-standing commitment to fundamental research in the physiology of the brain with my recent experience serving for eleven years as Bursar at St John’s. In 2017–18, the GL Brown lecture series gave me a chance to visit several UK departments with strong Phys Soc activity. I look forward to renewing these visits during my time as Honorary Treasurer.’
As the largest network of physiologists in Europe, The Physiological Society brings together over 4000 scientists from over 60 countries. Since its foundation in 1876, its members have made significant contributions to our knowledge of biological systems and the treatment of disease.