Geraint Parry is the Executive Officer of the Association of Applied Biologists, a UK-based charity and learned society. The main role of the AAB is to support the global scientific community through the organisation of conferences and workshops with a primary focus on the role of applied biology toward agricultural improvement.
Geraint obtained his PhD from the University of Nottingham in the UK, conducted postdoctoral research in the USA before returning to Liverpool to take up a lectureship.
Geraint then transitioned to a community-facing role through coordination of the GARNet plant science network.
Geraint took his current position in March 2021 and has the primary aim of raising the profile of the society by working with the AAB Council and wider applied science community. Geraint is the current secretary of the Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee (MASC), the chairperson of the Royal Society of Biology Plant Science Group and science communication manager of the COST Action PlantEd. He is the Director of plant-science-facing project management company called ‘Arabidopsis Events UK’, which organise events and manages the MEMBRA UK Treescapes project.