Key competencies and knowledge areas: 

  • Cell substrates for the manufacture of biologicals.

  • Safety and quality issues for cells used in cell therapy, manufacture of biologicals and the development of cell-based assays and genetic reference materials.

  • Biobanking of diverse biomaterials e.g., animal cell lines, plant cultures, gametes.

  • Cryopreservation science and long term storage of biological materials.

  • International best practice guidance on cell and stem cell culture.

Professional employment:

  • Registered professional pathologist specialising in microbiology.

  • Director SSC Bio Ltd.

  • Director International Stem Cell Banking Initiative.

  • Director for the UK Stem Cell Bank (2003-2017)

  • Senior scientist and divisional head at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control in the UK (1998-2017)

  • Principal investigator and advisory board member for numerous UK, EU and international R&D projects in regenerative medicines, stem cell research and toxicology

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Key external positions held:

  • International Alliance for Biological Standardisation Gene and Cell Therapy Committee (2013-present)

  • Visiting Professor at the University of Bedfordhsire (2007-present) and University of Suffolk (2017-present)

  • UK Department of Health committee for the Safety of Blood Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) (2014-2015)

  • Coordinator for the NIBSC Stem Cell Open Forum (1999-2001),

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