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Sarah Albon

Cellular Therapy Centre Director, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Sue Alexander MSc MSc MBA CSci FIBMS CBiol FRSB MIHM MCQI CQP

Sue Alexander MSc MSc MBA CSci FIBMS CBiol FRSB MIHM MCQI CQP

Principal Biomedical Scientist and Pathology Services Manager, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

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Rob Anderson

National Institute for Biological Standards and Controls

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Dr Lisa Ayers

Dean for the South West and Training Programme Director for HSST, HCS Health Education England

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Dr Catherine Bailey

Consultant Clinical Scientist, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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Professor Barbara Bain

Professor of Haematology, St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust

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Peter Baker

Peter Baker

Clinical Scientist, British Society of Haematology Guidelines - Laboratory Assays

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Carly Batson

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

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Dr Richard Battle

Consultant Clinical Scientist , Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

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Tracey Bennett

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

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Liz Berry

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Charlotte Birtle

Higher Specialist Biomedical Scientist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Professor Richard Body

Professor in Emergency Medicine, University of Manchester

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Dr Annette Bowyer

Clinical Scientist, The Royal Hallamshire Hospital

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Leanne Boxshill

Senior Biomedical Scientist, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Michelle Brereton

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr David Brettle

Leeds Cancer Centre, St. James’s University Hospital

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Stephanie Brooks

The Hewitt Fertility Centre, Liverpool Women’s Hospital

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Dr Kevin Brown

UK Health Security Agency

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Dr Tom Bullock DClinSci FRCPath FIBMS

Consultant Clinical Scientist, Red Cell Immunohaematology - NHS Blood and Transplant

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Phillipa Burns

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dr José Cabeçadas

Oncology Institute of Lisbon, Portugal

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Dr Richard Capstick

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Michelle Carter

Joint POCT Lead, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Mike Carter

Formerly Public Health England

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Richard Cartwright

Path Links Pathology

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Jill Caulfield

Lead Specialist for Blood Stocks Management Scheme, NHS Blood & Transplant

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Carrie Chadwick FRCPath EuSpLM

Carrie Chadwick FRCPath EuSpLM

Consultant Clinical Scientist, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Fiona Clark

Consultant Haematologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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Ian Cocking

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Nigel Coles

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

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Gary Collins

University Hospital Crosshouse

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Gillian Collins

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital,

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Michael Collins

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

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Professor Thomas Connor

Cardiff University

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Andrew Connor

Advanced Practitioner Clinical Biochemistry, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

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Denise Cook

Denise Cook

Executive Head of Clinical Governance, Quality and Service Improvement & Deputy Managing Director , Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services Network, Frimley Health NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust

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John Crossley

UK NEQAS

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Maria Cunningham

Maria Cunningham

Senior Biomedical Scientist, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

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Dr Kate Cuschieri  FRCPath

Dr Kate Cuschieri FRCPath

Director, Scottish HPV Reference Laboratory, Scottish HPV Reference Laboratory, NHS Lothian

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Dr Mahomed Dada

Consultant Histopathologist, University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust

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Minal Dave

Barts Health NHS Trust

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Emma Davies

Clinical Scientist, UK Health Security Agency

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Dr Jeni Davies

Dr Jeni Davies

Operations Manager, Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT)

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William Davies

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

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Hannah Daysley

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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Professor Josu De La Fuente

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dr Karin Denton

Severn Pathology North Bristol NHS Trust

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Jessica Dixon

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Kerry Dowling

Kerry Dowling

Transfusion Laboratory Manager, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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Professor Joe Duffy

Professor Joe Duffy

St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin

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Louise Dunk

Public Health Wales

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Professor Lise Estcourt

Associate Professor of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, University of Oxford, Director of NHSBT Clinical Trials Unit , NHSBT

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Matthew Fairbrother

Specialist Biomedical Scientist, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

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Bamidele Farinre FIBMS, MSc, BSc

Bamidele Farinre FIBMS, MSc, BSc

Operations Lead - Virology, The Acacium Group in partnership with HCA Labs

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Dr Kata Farkas

Environmental Virologist, Bangor University

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Penny Feather

Senior Biomedical Scientist, Scunthorpe General Hospital

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Professor Mark Fielder

Kingston University

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Professor Anthony Fooks

Professor Anthony Fooks

Head of Virology , The Animal and Plant Health Agency

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Lee Ford-Huggins

South Tees Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust

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Charley Frampton

Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services

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Dr Mark Fraser

Dr Mark Fraser

Clinical Scientist, Diagnostic Lead, UK National Mycology Reference Laboratory, UK Health Security Agency , Southwest Laboratory

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Dr Liz Furrie

Consultant Clinical Scientist, NHS Tayside

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Scott Gable

Cellular Pathology Services Manager, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Hedley Glencross CSci FIBMS

Lead Biomedical Scientist, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

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Dr Andrew Godfrey

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Keith Gomez

Dr Keith Gomez

Consultant and Associate Professor in Haematology, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

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Professor Dimitris Grammatopoulos

Professor in Molecular Medicine, University of Warwick

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Dr Alison Green

Reader, Head of CSFf Diagnostics, University of Edinburgh

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Paula Griffiths

Immunology Section Manager, Swansea Bay University Health Board

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Shane Grimsley

International Blood Group Reference Laboratory - NHSBT

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Daniel Guerendiain

Daniel Guerendiain

Associate Clinical Scientist , Scottish Human Papillomavirus Reference Laboratory, NHS Lothian

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David Gurney DBMS FIBMS CSci

Operational Manager and Lead Scientist , Haemostasis Laboratory at University Hospitals Birmingham

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Professor Sophie Hambleton

Consultant Paediatrician, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Abi Hamoodi

Northeast Health and Justice Lead UK Health Security Agency

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Dr Heli Harvala LicMed, MSc, PhD, FRCPath

Dr Heli Harvala LicMed, MSc, PhD, FRCPath

Consultant Medical Virologist / Principal Investigator, NHS Blood and Transplant, Colindale

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Dr Brendan  Healy

Dr Brendan Healy

Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology , Public Health Wales

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Dr Adrian Heaps

Consultant Clinical Scientist, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Trust

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Peter Heptinstall

North of England Pathology & Screening Education Centre (NEPSEC)

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Tony Hitchcock

Tony Hitchcock

Technical Director , Cobra Biologics, A Charles River Company

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Chantell Hodgson

Scheme Manager , UK NEQAS Cellular Pathology Technique

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Dr Jo Horne

Consultant Healthcare Scientist, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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Professor Lesley Hoyles FRSB

Professor Lesley Hoyles FRSB

Professor of Microbiome and Systems Biology, Nottingham Trent University

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Rob Hughes

Scheme Organiser, UK NEQAS Cellular Pathology Technique

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Dr Bethan Hussey

Research Manager, Wellcome Sanger Institute

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Robert Impey

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

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Dr Ines Ishiro-Lumb

Consultant Clinical Virologist , NHS Blood & Transplant

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Professor Tim James

Head Biomedical Scientist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Jackie Jamieson

Northern Health and Social Care Trust

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Dr Anita Jayadev

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Clare Jeffray

Principal Clinical Scientist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Professor Elizabeth Johnson PhD, FECMM

Professor Elizabeth Johnson PhD, FECMM

Consultant Clinical Scientist in Medical Mycology, PHE National Mycology Reference Laboratory

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Dr Sue Jones PFHEA, FIMBS, MRSB

Dr Sue Jones PFHEA, FIMBS, MRSB

Associate Head of School: Biosciences , York St. John University

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Becky Kay

Senior Clinical Engineer, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Rashid Kazmi

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Tim Kendall

Dr Tim Kendall

Senior Clinical Fellow in Pathology , Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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Jennie Kettlewell

Specialist Biomedical Scientist, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Steve Kitchen

Clinical Scientist, The Royal Hallamshire Hospital

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Jenny Lake

Principal Clinical Biochemist, Barts Health NHS Trust

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Dr Jonathan Lambert

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Katy Latham

Head of Cell Therapies, NHS Blood & Transplant

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Nicki Lawrence

Principal Biomedical Scientist Advanced Practitioner , University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

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Claire Lawrie

Senior Programme Manager, NHS National Services Scotland

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Dr Alexander Lawson

Consultant Clinical Scientist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Rajeka Lazarus

University Hospital Bristol & Weston

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Dr Anita Lim

King’s College London

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Professor Giuseppe Lippi

Professor Giuseppe Lippi

Full Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , University Hospital of Verona (Italy) and President of the School of Medicine of Verona University

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Dr Suzy Lishman CBE

Consultant Histopathologist and Lead Medical Examiner, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

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Craig Livie

Clinical Scientist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

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Stuart Long

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Chris Longster

General Manager – Medicines, Therapies and Tests, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Berenice Lopez

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Catherine Lorenzen

Chief Biomedical Scientist - Transfusion, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Mairiead MacLennan

Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy

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Vicki Maddox

NHS Blood & Transplant

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Karen Madgwick

Deputy Clinical Lead- Blood Transfusion, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

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Dr Nitin Mahobia

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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Martin Maley

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, University of Sunderland

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Dr Rachel Marrington

Consultant EQA Scientist & Deputy Director, UK NEQAS, Clinical Chemistry

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Neil Marsden

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Lorraine Marshall

Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist , NHS Lothian

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Dr Cara Martin

Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, Ireland

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Professor Jo Martin

NHS England and NHS Improvement

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Samantha Maslin

Advanced Biomedical Scientist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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Shauna McAuley

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

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Dr Angus McGregor

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

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Lisa McKain

Transfusion Practitioner, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr John Mee

Clinical Scientist/Laboratory Manager, Viapath Analytics - An NHS partnership with SYNLAB

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Sue Mehew

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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Bhavin Mistry

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Daniel Monteiro

Daniel Monteiro

Principal Biomedical Scientist/Operations Manager, Haematology, Viapath - Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital

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Dr Gary Moore

Director of Clinical Diagnostic Research, Technoclone

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Professor Stephen Morley

Consultant Chemical Pathologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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Jemma Morris

Advanced Biomedical Scientist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

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Trefor Morris

Public Health Wales

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Victoria Moyse

Victoria Moyse

HCA Healthcare

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James Murphy

Immunoassay Automation Section Manager, Swansea Bay University Health Board

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Christine Murphy

Formerly University of Hull

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Dr Jane Needham

IBMS Council Member,

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Dr Emma Nicholson

Haematology Consultant, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Jenny Nobes

Spr In Clinical Biochemistry , Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

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Glenn Noel-Storr

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Chelsea

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Elisabeth North

Quality Manager, Bristol Infection Sciences Laboratory, Severn Pathology, UKHSA/North Bristol NHS Trust

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Matt O’Dwyer

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Anca Oniscu

NHS Lothian

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Dr Guy Orchard

Dr Guy Orchard

Head of Laboratory, Viapath Analytics - An NHS partnership with SYNLAB

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Dina Patel

UK NEQAS Immunology, Sheffield

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Dipti Patel

Infection & Immunity Lead Mdal , North West London Pathology

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Dr Charlotte Pawlyn

Clinical Scientist/Haematology Consultant, The Institute of Cancer Research

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Daniel Payne

Consultant Clinical Scientist, Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Michelle Payne

University of Sunderland

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Philippa Pearmain

Public Health England

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Claudia Pearse

Claudia Pearse

Workplace Tutor for Applied Biomedical Science, Nottingham Trent University

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Andrew Pember

Carina Consulting

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry

Deputy Lead Scientist, UK Anaerobe Reference Unit

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Professor John Perry PhD, DSc

Professor John Perry PhD, DSc

Clinical Scientist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Suzanne Perry

UKNEQAS ICC & ISH

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Michelle  Peters

Michelle Peters

Public Health Wales

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Lee Peters MSc CSci FIBMS

Lee Peters MSc CSci FIBMS

Specialist Service Manager, Swansea Bay University Health Board

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Dr Stephen Pettit

Dr Stephen Pettit

Consultant Cardiologist , Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Srinivas Pillai

Principal Biomedical Scientist Advanced Practitioner , University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

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Bruno Ping

Molecular Biologist, Cignpost Diagnostics

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Aimee Pinnington

Specialist Biomedical Scientist, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

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Sean Platton

Principal Biomedical Scientist, Barts Health NHS Trust

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Dr Eleanor Powers

Consultant In Public Health , NHSe & NHSi East of England

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Dr Ric Proctor

Consultant In Emergency Medicine, Chair Northeast Regional Transfusion Committee, The James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Anthony  Psarras

Dr Anthony Psarras

Internal Medicine Trainee , King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Al-Amara Rafique

Technical Expert, UK NEQAS Cellular Pathology Technique

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Chris Rea

Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)

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Derren Ready

Consultant In Public Health Infection , UK Health Security Agency

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Samantha Reynolds

Trainee Consultant Clinical Scientist, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

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Kirstie Rice

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

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Dr Riina Richardson

University of Manchester

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Dr David Ricketts DBMS CSci FIBMS

Dr David Ricketts DBMS CSci FIBMS

Head of Laboratory Process Improvement, Health Services Laboratories LLP. Chair of BSI ISOTC212 Mirror Committee, British Standards Institution,

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John Ringrow

UKAS

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Dr Janine Robb

Head Of Global Technical Support , Quotient, Edinburgh

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Rashmi Rook

Lead Biomedical Scientist - Transfusion , Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

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Laura Ryall

Regional Head of Operations, PHE East of England , UK Health Security Agency

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David Ryder

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Ross Sadler

Consultant Clinical Scientist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Kordo Saeed

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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Dave Sanders

Dave Sanders

Andrology Consultant, DS Consulting

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Dr Ann Sandison

Guy's and St.Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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Chris Scott

Laboratory Manager, Immunology , Barts Health NHS Trust

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Sheri Scott

Sheri Scott

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science, Nottingham Trent University

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Dr Vivek Sekhawat

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

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Dipika Shah

UKNEQAS - Blood Transfusion Laboratory Practice

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Dr Behdad Shambayati

Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services

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Faye Sims

Senior Biomedical Scientist, Peterborough City Hospital

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Melanie Smith

Senior Scientific Advisor to CSO, UK Health Security Agency

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Tracey Stevenson CSci FIBMS

Consultant Biomedical Scientist in Cytology, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

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Beverley Straker-Bennett

Joint POCT Lead, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Gary Strong

College of Paramedics

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Caroline Swales

Blood Transfusion Section Leader, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Andrew Teggert

Principal Clinical Scientist, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust11.00

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Keeley Thwaites

Clinical Scientist, IHC and MD lead Biomedical Scientist, Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Jemma Turton

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dr Cynthia Van der Horst

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Queen Elizabeth Univeristy Hospital

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Lisa Vipond

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

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Alan Wainwright

Alan Wainwright

Executive Head of Education, IBMS

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Lesley Walsh

Andrology Laboratory & Quality Manager, Fertility Fusion, Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Sophie Ward

North West London Pathology, Charing Cross Hospital London

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Chris Ward

Chris Ward

Head of Examinations, Institute of Biomedical Science

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David Wells

David Wells

Chief Executive, IBMS

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Jamie West

Biochemistry Manager, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Rachel Wheeler

Consultant Clinical Scientist, South West London Pathology

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Dr Graeme Wild

Clinical Scientist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Professor Allan Wilson

Professor Allan Wilson

IBMS President,

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Michael Wiltshire

Component Development Laboratory Manager , NHSBT

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Daniella Winterburn

Lead Clinical Scientist - Haemostasis , South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Jane Woods

Jane Woods

Scheme Co-Ordinator/ Technical Expert , UK NEQAS Cellular Pathology Technique

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Dr Patrick Yong

Consultant Immunologist, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

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