As a Full Member, you will be a research or teaching active physiologist, biomedical/life scientist or research active clinician/vet working at an advanced level for a recognised academic institution or within industry or the healthcare sector.

You will have published at least two papers in a relevant peer-reviewed journal or provide evidence of one paper and evidence of having presented a communication or demonstration at a scientific conference. Alternatively, we also accept evidence of two teaching products or one product and one scientific communication. 

In 2017, full membership costs £90. See our payment options for further information.

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Members (all categories) on a career break or maternity leave are eligible for a one year waiver of the subscription fee from the date you notify us of these circumstances.  If this applies to you please write to us at You retain all your benefits of membership during this period.

Join for…

  • Discounted registration rates at most Society Meetings

  • Higher level grant funding for travel (£700 a year), courses, collaborative and outreach projects, and training

  • Free online access to The Journal of Physiology and Experimental Physiology and APS journal Physiology

  • Quarterly Members’ magazine, Physiology News

  • 35% discount on Wiley books

  • Free use of hot desks at our London HQ (subject to pre-booking and availability; contact

  • Full voting rights at The Society's AGM

  • 50% reduced rate on membership of the Royal Society of Biology for the first two years

What do I need to do?

Click on the Join Now button above. You will need to fill in an online application, and demonstrate one of the following criteria:

  • Published at least two papers, preferably (but not necessarily) as first or last author, in a relevant peer-reviewed journal;
  • Also accepted are two teaching products, or one teaching product and a communication, demonstration or publication.

If you do not already have an online account with us, please create one using the E-guest login link; once you have registered you will be taken through to the online application form

You will need to include details of a professional referee, who can confirm your status in a professional capacity. Should you need help with this, please click here.