IFST Eastern Branch

IFST Eastern Branch organises a number of technical visits and holds meetings/joint meetings that allow topical discussion throughout the year. 

Meet the Eastern Branch Committee

Chair: Bob Bowman

Past Chair: Steve Timms

Secretary: Carol Raithatha

Other members: Belinda Ashong, Andy Bowles, Julian Cooper, Conan Fryer, Tom Hollands,  Anabel Mulet-Cabero, Jane Robertshaw, Debra Smith, Robert Winwood, Julie Worthington.

Students and competitions

IFST offers national and regional opportunities for students with deadlines staggered throughout the year. 

Find out more


Members of the Eastern Branch can use the Branch Forum to communicate with each other. Please note that you need to be logged in to the website to access it.

Visit the forum


We recognise that a number of our members once graduated will move around the country on graduate placement schemes or re-locate for other various reasons. We have been working with a group of IFST members in their first three years after graduation to find out how we can help our members and their early career development.

Our Committee member Belinda Ashong is kindly leading this initiative for our region. If you are interested in getting more involved, please get in touch.  Please note that you need to be an IFST member. 

Get involved

If you would like more information about how to get involved with the Branch, please contact us