Ann has worked for Edinburgh University for 16 years, and is currently a Health and Safety Manager and Biological Safety Officer for the School of Biomedical Sciences. She received an Honours degree in Applied Biology from Brunel University, and a Masters Degree in the Biology of Water Resource Management from Napier University. Undergraduate research placements included work on plant pests and diseases, Diatom populations, and reproductive biology of fish, with an MSc research thesis on methods for detection of Legionella in environmental samples. After graduating she worked on various Molecular Biology research projects for seven years before moving into Health and Safety in 2003. As a Chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) she is actively involved in organising local Branch and IOSH Scotland meetings, as well as being a member of European Biosafety Association (EBSA) and the Institute of Safety in Technology and Research (ISTR). She has also recently joined the steering group of the Northern Biosafety Officers group (NBSO).
This article was published on Feb 3, 2011