Introductory service for mentors and mentees

The Society offers access to a significant network of physiologists who can help you progress in your career, develop new skills or support the next generation.

Sign up to be a mentor

Who can apply?

  • Any Member can sign up to be a mentor and/or mentee
  • The Physiological Society is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion, and thereby welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds

What are the benefits?

As a mentor, you will:

  • Develop skills for your portfolio e.g. HEA/Phys Soc Fellowship
  • Have a chance to give something back to the community by supporting the next generation of physiologists
  • Build a broader network of contacts in the discipline
  • Have an opportunity to reflect on your own life experiences

As a mentee, you will:

  • Gain access to a sounding board for testing out new ideas/strategies
  • Receive help with your career planning and performance
  • Receive advice and support with issues such as starting a new role, dealing with conflict and achieving a good work-life balance
  • Develop your skills, motivation and self-confidence
  • Develop your contacts and a greater knowledge of your sector

How do I apply?

Express an interest in becoming a mentor or a mentee using the relevant form above. We are in particular need of mentors at the current time.

Mentors: please sign up anytime
Mentees: please sign up by 15 July 2019

Before registering, please read The Society’s Fair Processing Notice.

The Society will make efforts to match you based on common circumstances, interests, skills, experiences and time available wherever possible. Matching will only take place between individuals that sign up for the scheme.

If you have any questions, please email

Get inspired!

Mentoring is a two-way process whereby both the mentee and mentor will get something rewarding from the experience. As a mentor you will find this experience enables your own self-reflection and by guiding others ambitions, you help to develop or at least appreciate your own. I now have developed a friend for life.

Hannah Jayne Moir, Senior Lecturer, Kingston University, UK

When starting my PhD I was slightly nervous about whether I would be able to overcome all of the challenges that science and academia holds. The mentoring programme was perfect expressing these, and helped me to define my plans for my future career.

Natalia K Lajczak, Postdoctoral Researcher, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Webinar on developmental mentoring

Alexis Hutson (consultant for coaching doctors) delivered this bespoke seminar for The Society on 25 April 2017:

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