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I have worked in laboratory's both large and small, academic and commercial and throughout I have gained an extended skill set. These not only include scientific but also corporate and compliance skills which I have applied throughout my working life.

I am focused and driven and especially enjoy problem solving and logistics. Teamwork is something that I also enjoy, especially using a team members strength to increase efficiency and productivity.

Work experience

Nov 2008Present

Specimen Co-Ordinator

Cancer Prevention Trials Unit, Barts and the London Medical School

Management of specimens from a live clinical trial including logistical client support of 215 trial sites across 15 countries. Responsible for resupply, courier, storage and other related queries.

Point of contact for and management of external laboratories. Acted as interface between investigator sites, external and internal laboratories and trial management. Including organising analysis and reporting of results with investigation of related deviations or issues. Responsible for authoring and reviewing of lab based SOP’s to ensure good quality data. Data cleaning (and support of data managers) of results of

analysis as required for periodic database lock.

Responsible for updating clinical trial databases and providing regular reports to management to identify and solve any identified issues. Setup automated email management reporting to identify site related specimen and compliance issues.

Joint lead on site wide specimen tracking project – awarded funding for sample and results tracking system with barcoding capability. Responsible for staff training using the new system.

Actively working to GCP, GCLP and HTA regulation.

Jul 2006Nov 2008


Unilever R&D

Disinfectant efficacy testing: Setup and performance of ISO 17025 accredited assay.

Specific responsibility for CAPA, SOP authoring and reviewing, ongoing IQC and results trend analysis. Deputised for Quality Manager during long term absence. Staff training and appraisal of new staff.

Frequent progress reporting of issues and results via written internal report and presentation to international senior stakeholders.

Sep 2002Sep 2005

Research Assistant

Institute For Animal Health

Assisted with lab preparation for ISO9001 and RRCOP including SOP authoring, COSHH assessments and new staff training.

Planned and implemented laboratory project with a 2 person team. This resource was tracked via database and outputs included presentations to international audiences as well as by external peer-reviewed publication.




University of Reading


Time Management and Organisation
To ensure deadlines are met and project goals achieved, my time is managed effectively and  efficiently. I have delegated tasks successfully and have participated within a team to solve problems in a proactive manner.
Communication Skills
Managed and lead diverse teams of programmers, laboratory and trial staff to resolve issues with clinical trial specimen co-ordination and departmental tracking and storage problems.   I have provided frequent reports and updagtes to departmental management meetings as well as trial management committees.
Computer Literacy
Microsoft Office Suite (Proficient): Access and Excel for data-storage and analysis. I have created several Access databases for sample tracking, analysis of ongoing QC data and resource scheduling.   I also have experience with Oracle and SQL query language.