School of Science, Engineering and Environment
Lecturer in Biomedical Science, Biomedicine Admissions Tutor
I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered specialist senior Biomedical Scientist with extensive professional experience of working within the Blood Sciences specialism. I began my career in Biomedical Science in 2009 as a trainee Biomedical Scientist at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust as part of a 4-year IBMS accredited degree at the Manchester Metropolitan University.
After successfully completing the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Registration Training Portfolio in Haematology, I was able to secure a position in the Biochemistry, Haematology and Blood Transfusion laboratory and was one of the first Biomedical Scientists to be cross trained in ‘Blood Sciences’. I then went on to specialise in Haematology and Blood Transfusion after completing the IBMS Specialist Diploma and MSc in Haematology and Transfusion Science. I also developed a special interest in training and development which led to a senior position dedicated to training as a Blood Sciences Training Officer and Biomedical Scientist Team Manager. After a few years, my training role was then expanded to Pathology Training Coordinator and so I became responsible for managing the training in all departments including Histology, Cytogenetics, Blood Sciences and the Mortuary and Bereavement suite.
After 12 years of working in an NHS lab setting, I have now taken up a lectureship opportunity, pursuing a career in academia at The University of Salford and my current role is Lecturer in Biomedical Science, Biomedicine Admissions Tutor and IBMS Placement Tutor.
Outside of my daily role, I hold a number of external roles with the IBMS.
Areas of research
Blood, morphology, haematological malignancies, transfusion
I teach various aspects of Biomedical Science such as Clinical Immunology, Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Biomedical Skills, Research Projects and Biomedical Skills.
My research interests lie within blood morphology and haematological malignancies. I have also developed an interest in pedagogy and where gaps in employability skills lie which is where my current research is focused on.
- Post Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice
- IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in Leadership and Management
- IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in Quality Management
- IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in Training
- MSc Haematology and Transfusion Science
- Specialist Diploma Haematology and Hospital Transfusion Practice
- BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science
- Health and Care Professions Council
- National Council member and Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science
- Chartered Scientist at the Science Council