My role involves the effective management and implementation of Health and Safety within the Institute of Integrative Biology and School of Lifesciences, allocation of Health & Safety responsibilities to other staff, provide clear advice and guidance on health and safety matters, and to have regular communication with staff and students relating to Health and Safety matters. I am also the Team Leader for Stores and Workshop team. I am the site Human Material officer and Radiation Protection Supervisor.
I previously worked at Unilever Research & Development Port Sunlight, Wirral as a Research Microbiologist for over 20 years. I worked on new methods for appraisal of disinfectant efficacy of Household and Personal Care products such as Domestos, Lifebuoy, Dove and Sure. I was part of the Domestos Global Hygiene PR Programme and International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH), a programme aimed at raising awareness of infection prevention through good home hygiene, communicating to external scientists, health professionals and the public. I was also involved on in-vivo sampling techniques and measurement of product efficacy on skin bacteria. I also held the posts of Group Safety Coordinator, Microbiology Laboratory Manager and Site Biological Safety Officer. Before Unilever, I was a trainee and then technician at Leahurst in Veterinary Clinical Science for 4 years. Whilst at Unilever I completed my BSc(Hons) in Applied Microbiology and MSc in Health Promotion, Research & Policy Change.