Speakers at Pre conference course F. Biorisk assessment and management: basic principles and how to get it right (1 day)
Pre conference course F. Biorisk assessment and management: basic principles and how to get it right (1 day)
About the speakers
Head of Health, Safety, and Environment, Sonic Healthcare UK
Over 18 years’ experience working as a health and safety professional. Have worked in both public and private sector environments and I have a firm conviction of the importance of safety in the laboratory environment. As well as been a chartered safety professional I am also a qualified trainer, accredited auditor, and chartered manager. I have developed variousorganisational strategiesfor health and safety management which extends to implementing approaches on human factorsin biosafety laboratories. Currently my day-to-day work involves providing pragmatic biosafety advice to fast throughput diagnostic pathology laboratories.
Academic Education and Degrees:
- MSc Health and Safety Risk Management
- NEBOSH Certificate & Diploma Occupational Health and Safety
- BSc (Hons) Applied Science and Forensic Measurement
- Level 5 Diploma Operations/Departmental Manager
- Level 3 Award & Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
- Human Factors in Safety Critical Task Analysis
Heather Sheeley BA(Hons), MSc, FISTR has more than 40 years of experience in laboratory research and health and safety across government, private and academic environments. Working internationally, she has an interest in sustainable and effective safety solutions to protect employees and communities. Her work in complex and high risk environments using various risk assessment methods and safe solutions. She is a recognised trainer and presenter on topics especially related to biosafety and sustainable laboratory design. She has publications in journals and books and contributed to many international laboratory safety manuals, standards and guidance documents. She is a former President of the European Biosafety Association, former Chair of the Institute of Safety in Technology and Research and Elected Fellow. Projects and activities include work with OIE, WHO and ISO. Currently an independent consultant on biorisk related projects.