I completed a BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Birmingham in 2006. During the course of this degree, I became interested in a career in Biomedical Science and completed work experience in a number of local hospitals. Unfortunately, the degree programme I had completed was not an IBMS accredited degree programme, so I then completed a BSc in Biomedical Science at Staffordshire University. Whilst completing this degree, I was fortunate to get a trainee Biomedical Scientist post in haematology at Russells Hall hospital. Whilst completing my Biomedical Science degree I undertook a period of training and completed the IBMS registration portfolio, allowing me to become a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist. Soon after this I began working on the out-of-hours rota to provide a 24/7 haematology service.
Following on from the completion of the IBMS registration portfolio, I began studying an MSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Chester. Whilst studying, I completed a work-based research project which measured a range of biomarkers in patients with cardiovascular disease. Upon completion of my MSc, a vacancy for a senior Biomedical Scientist arose in the department, which I was successfully appointed to.
In 2015, I was appointed at Walsall Manor hospital as laboratory training officer and senior Biomedical Scientist. During this time I completed the IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in Training qualification. I was also responsible for supporting placement students through their IBMS registration portfolio, as well as overseeing all of the training in the department.
In November 2016 I moved to the University of Wolverhampton, where I hope that I can pass on my knowledge, enthusiasm and experiences of working in a haematology laboratory to my students. I maintain my professional practice by continuing to work in the haematology department at a local NHS hospital. I am currently completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Professional Practice at the University of Wolverhampton, to be completed in December 2017.
Inflammatory markers in cardiovascular disease.
Pathophysiology of a wide range of haematological conditions.
Blood transfusion practice.
Member of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): Biomedical Scientist
Dudley, K. L., Smith, J. P., Rides, S. J., Vallance, D. T., Banerjee, A. K., and Hughes, S. F., (2014). Leukocyte, haemostatic and inflammatory biomarkers are activated in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD): A pilot study. British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research. 4 (26), pp 4392-4406.