Head of Clinical Biotechnology Centre, NHS
Head of NHSBT’s Clinical Biotechnology Centre and having nearly 30 years experience working in research and development laboratories and 15 of those specialising in Advanced Therapies. Appointed Head of CBC in 2007 and responsible for the overall management of the facility and 20 staff. The CBC is part of NHSBT’s Cell and Molecular Therapies function and specialises in the small scale GMP manufacture of clinical grade gene therapy such as plasmid DNA and recombinant protein products. Graduated in 1984 before undertaking a PhD in Immunology and further post-doctoral studies at the University of Wales. In 1993 joined NHSBT as a Clinical Scientist in antibody engineering and became Deputy and Development Scientist at the CBC in 2001. This challenging role included the development and transfer of processes compliant to GMP. To date publications include 24 peer-reviewed papers and research articles.