I am currently the President of the IBMS, In addition, I am the network lead for Blood Sciences at the Scarborough, Hull, York Pathology Service, responsible for managing blood sciences across 4 hospitals.

I am a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist and have worked in the profession for over 30 years, with the last 9 years in academia. I am a Reader in Biomedical Science Clinical Practice Education and the Programme Director for Healthcare Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University. I am the Welsh representative on the IBMS Council and I sit on the Special Advisory Panel for Clinical Chemistry as Deputy Chief Examiner.

With over 43 years of extensive experience within NHS Pathology including 12 years of managing a Department of Clinical Biochemistry and a further 17 years sitting on Genetics Quality, Risk and Finance and other management committees. Having retired in 2022, I now work part-time as the Quality Manager & Governance Lead for the Central & South Genomic Laboratory Hub, which allows me much more time for IBMS activities. Since joining the IBMS Council in 2015 I have sat in the Audit committee for 3 years and more recently as Chair of the Risk and Finance committee. I currently hold the post of Honorary Treasurer. As a member of IBMS West Midlands Region and IBMS Birmingham Branch for many years I have had the honor to act as Chair of both groups. I'm also a tutor on the CEP Quality Management Course and a member of the Quality Specialist Advisory Panel.

Central South Genomics

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Jennifer is a Laboratory Manager at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with 36 years’ experience in Biomedical Science. She manages a large team of approx. 100 staff who process >1.5 million patient samples per year. Jennifer is also the North East IBMS Council representative. She has previously sat on the IBMS Specialist Advisory Panel and has been an Examiner for Higher Specialist Diploma (HSD). Jennifer is a keen environmentalist and a key member of the Integrated Laboratory Medicine Sustainability Committee at Newcastle. By inspiring, informing and empowering staff, Jennifer aims to work more sustainably, reduce the carbon footprint related to laboratory activities and generate less waste; mainly focusing on reducing single use plastics wherever possible. Jennifer has been pivotal in attaining the Bronze LEAF Award in Integrated Laboratory Medicine in her Trust.

Highly experienced senior leader with a 34-year career in healthcare diagnostics, principally Pathology services, across both the Public and Private sector. Currently working as part of the NHS Wales Executive and responsible for the transformation and strategic development of National Pathology services supporting both acute and community agendas. The role is complex and multi-faceted, encompassing thirteen different disciplines, each presenting with their own challenges and opportunities. In addition to providing clear and professional leadership to enable these services to develop, I have a vision to engender an ethos with the Health Boards in Wales of collaborative solution focus to support improvement in the quality of Pathology services across the country and eradicate inequalities in access to diagnostics.

Freelance Independent Biomedical Scientist with 40+ years experience. Semi-retired highly experienced with expertise in Laboratory Management, Clinical Chemistry, POCT, Automation and training .IBMS examiner and verifier, Science council assessor. Apprenticeship end point assessor.

Tahmina is the Programme Lead for the Biomedical Science Degree Apprenticeship and a Lecturer in Biomedical Science at the University of Salford. Her career as a Biomedical Scientist began in 2009 and she has since specialised in Haematology and Blood Transfusion, progressing through a number of roles such as Biomedical Scientist Team Manager, Blood Sciences Training Officer and Pathology Training Coordinator. Tahmina is currently involved in pedagogical research which will contribute towards her PhD. Aside from her daily role, Tahmina holds additional positions within the Institute of Biomedical Science as a national Council member, Deputy Chair of Education and Professional Standards Committee, Transfusion Specialist Advisory Panel member, portfolio verifier and examiner, degree accreditation panel member, non-accredited degree assessor, CPD officer, and module lead for the IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in Training. Tahmina also holds Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Lead roles at the University of Salford and the IBMS.

Angela is currently Director of Operations of North West London Pathology (NWLP) following appointment in 2019. She has a significant in-depth knowledge of Pathology services and leads the operational management of services for a large, integrated and thriving NHS pathology network. Angela is a dedicated Biomedical Scientist with a passion for professional development, education and training. Angela registered as a Biomedical Scientist in 1998 in the field of Immunology. As a Fellow of the IBMS and chartered scientist, she has led the profession within this field scientifically, with an active role within the IBMS. Angela is an editor for the OUP series of Biomedical Science textbooks on Clinical Immunology. She is currently the IBMS Council member for the London region and an IBMS specialist advisor in Immunology.

In 2022, Zonya was appointed the training manager for the Manchester Medical Microbiology Partnership at the Manchester University NHS Foundation trust. The partnership comprises of NHS and UKHSA staff in bacteriology, virology, the Meningococcal Reference Unit and the Vaccine Evaluation Unit.

At the start of her career, Zonya completed her training at UKHSA laboratories in Colindale and has worked as a biomedical scientist in several laboratories in London and the surrounding area including Hemel Hempstead and HCA laboratories. Now currently working in Manchester.

Sharing skills and changing lives, Zonya worked further afield for several years in 2003 in Tanzania with VSO (managing a rural designated district hospital laboratory) and also on a short WHO placement in 2013 in Sierra Leonne- Laboratory management of cholera.

In 2020 Zonya joined the IBMS council and was delighted to be re-elected in 2023.

Zonya is a chartered scientist, and both an IBMS registration portfolio verifier and Science Council assessor.

Azuma is a chartered fellow of the IBMS and also a Council Member of the IBMS governing body. Azuma started his career as a Biomedical Scientist in the NHS in 2004; having studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science (First Class Honours) and completed a Masters in Medical Science degree (Distinction). As a Biomedical Scientist, Azuma has been instrumental in developing inhouse assay methods to facilitate test repatriation and pioneering working practices that improved service delivery. He also has significant skills in quality management, training and mentorship and shows keenness in providing pastoral care to others. As NHS healthcare science ambassador, Azuma visits schools to share his working experience to encourage students consider careers in healthcare science. Azuma’s current research interest is on the role of long noncoding RNAs in prostate cancer dormancy. Away from work, Azuma is a keen gardener, an amateur photographer and writer.

Sarah is an HCPC registrant Biomedical Scientist, specialising in Virology and a lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Brighton. She has worked in diagnostic laboratories across the UK , as well as in Zimbabwe and Tajikistan. She has been an active member of the IBMS throughout her career and was awarded Life Membership in 2021. She has been on the IBMS Virology Scientific Advisory Panel since 2003 and is currently the Chief Examiner in Virology. She was elected to IBMS Council in 2021 and has been the Chair of the Education and Professional Standards Committee since 2023. Sarah regularly engages with the media, to discuss infectious diseases and explain the role of laboratory tests in diagnosis. She has given over 100 interviews and almost 800 radio interviews and has contributed to many newspaper articles. She was the Advancing Healthcare Science Biomedical Scientist of the Year in 2021.

I am the Cellular Pathology Manager in one of the biggest departments in the South West and have nearly forty years experience of Histology. I am an IBMS Council member and have a special interest in education and training. I have been involved in the production of national policies and guidelines and have worked with the Welsh Assembly and regulators such as the Human Tissue Authority. I am actively involved in promoting the profession and have played an important part in developing advanced roles for Biomedical Scientists such as Histopathology Reporting

Started career as Clinical Scientist in Biochemistry in NHS. Entered academia 25 years ago delivering an IBMS accredited degree in Biomedical Science. IBMS Council member for Scotland. Part of QAA Benchmark Statement group for Biomedical Science.

In June 2021, David Wells was appointed as the IBMS Chief Executive. Previous to this, David led the NHS England and NHS Improvement Pathology consolidation programme - tasked with delivering efficient, high quality pathology services across England.

David has been recognised as one of the most powerful advocates for pathology in the global community by The Pathologist magazine, featuring in their Power List top 100 every year since 2018.

As Head of Pathology at NHS England, David was responsible for leading the laboratory response to COVID-19, managing the technology deployment, funding and workforce. He was also tasked with ensuring all capacity requirements were met, advising ministers by providing policy and strategic direction, and helping the government to achieve their goal of delivering 100,000 COVID-19 tests per day in April 2020. 

In recognition of his COVID-19 response work and for transforming England’s pathology services, the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) awarded him an Honorary Fellowship in 2020 and Anglia Ruskin University presented him with the Alumni Frontline Service Award in 2021