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
Adam Stevenson CMIOSH CMgr MCMI MISTR MSc BSc (Hons) DipNEBOSH has over 16 years experience working as a health and safety professional. He has worked in both public and private sector environments and has a firm conviction of the importance of biosafety in the laboratory environment. As well as been a chartered safety professional he is also a qualified trainer, accredited auditor, and chartered manager. He has developed and delivered risk assessor training to ensure practical risk assessments are in place to cover a range of biosafety laboratories and microbiology techniques. Currently his day-to-day work involves providing pragmatic biosafety advice to fast throughput diagnostic pathology laboratories.
Previous experience has seen Adam involved in various microbiology laboratory refurbishment and new build projects as well as providing advice across a range of containment laboratories - diagnostic, reference, and research. Notably Adam recently worked with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the UK to develop guidance on the safe handling and processing for COVID-19 samples in laboratories. Adam is currently the Head of Health and Safety at Sonic Healthcare UK.
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.