Sue Alexander MSc MSc MBA CSci FIBMS CBiol FRSB MIHM MCQI CQP
Principal Biomedical Scientist and Pathology Services Manager, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Sue is the Principal Biomedical Scientist and Pathology Services Manager at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. As a microbiologist by training her first management post was in microbiology at Great Ormond Children’s Hospital. She has a long interest in continuing personal and professional development and in encouraging others to study.
Sue has become involved in educational and teaching activities over time working with different universities and also developing MSc courses. She took a lead in developing leadership and management qualifications for the IBMS as these are skills that are essential for ensuring the smooth running of services and for working in the increasingly commercialised and pressurised Pathology world.
Sue launched the Higher Specialist Diploma in Management and Leadership at Congress in 2009 and the CEP for Leadership and management in 2013. She completed her MBA in 2014 and applies her learning from this and the Certificate of Management to her day-to-day role and broader roles. She is a technical assessor in Microbiology for ISO 15189:2012 and a member of the UKAS PAC and was on the small team working with the Department for Education on the national programme to develop T level qualifications which are technical equivalents of A levels, on the Science theme.
Sue is an active STEMNet ambassador and the member of a group which organises an annual Schools Science Conference, this year held virtually. This welcomes several hundred students each year and has been awarded CSO Awards and the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services (MBE for voluntary sector) as a result.
Restore and recover: Be like bamboo and bend with the wind
Wednesday @ 4:30 PM