LSI and Biosciences Technical Services Manager
Geoffrey Pope 322
Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK
In my current role as Technical Services Manager, I oversee the running of Biosciences research labs within Geoffrey Pope, BioEconomy and LSI buildings, working with my team of lab managers and technicians to ensure research groups are effectively supported.
I am also the Health and Safety coordinator for Biosciences labs, where I strive to maintain a safe working environment and ensure research adheres to University safety standards and external regulations. As Biological Safety Officer for Streatham campus, I am able to give advice on GM risk assessments and I am responsible for auditing GM facilities.
I previously worked as a Biochemist with Unilever for over 15 years, where I interrogated molecular pathways in human skin to develop disruptive technologies for addressing ageing and skin / scalp conditions. I have extensive experience of human cell and tissue culture, managing samples to ensure compliance with Human Tissue Authority regulations. I was the Health and Safety advisor for a busy Bioscience building, and took the lead in biosafety for the site. I worked with the leadership team to develop a pro-active approach to accident reduction.
2019 - Chartered Scientist (Institute of Science and Technology)
2010 – Biosafety Practitioner – Level 1
2010 – NEBOSH General Certificate
1998 – BSc Hons. Biochemical Sciences