My role involves the effective management and implementation of Health and Safety within the Institute of Integrative Biology and across the Biosciences and Life Sciences site. The allocation of Health & Safety responsibilities to other staff and following up to ensure effective performance and compliance. To provide clear advice and guidance on Health and Safety matters. To have regular communication with staff and students relating to Health and Safety matters.
I previously worked at Unilever Research & Development Laboratory Port Sunlight, Wirral where I was a Research Microbiologist for over 20 years. I worked on the development of 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 undergraduate studies BSc (Hons) in Applied Microbiology and MSc in Health Promotion, Research & Policy Change.