I was educated in England. I attended grammar school then found a job at the Forensic Service (Crime Lab). Whilst working there attended part-time college to gain a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in chemistry and then attended University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, where I graduated with honours in Chemistry. I found a job with Glaxo Group Research and worked as scientist in R/D. My PhD in Analytical Chemistry was obtained over a 6 year period whilst working for Glaxo in association with the University of Hertfordshire.
My working career took me from Glaxo (15 years) to Montreal, QC, to head up bioanalytical assay group utilizing mass spectrometry for analysis. I stayed in this field moving to North Carolina to start a new laboratory business with mass spectrometry and grew the organization to 25 scientific staff. My next role took me to Georgia to head up a small group of scientists in a drug company working with drug metabolism and discovering new drugs.
My next move was to run the laboratory operations in a 300 strong analytical company and eventually became the President. I am now consulting part time from Georgia for clients in the pharmaceutical industry.
I have always been in a position to help mentor and teach people and help them develop their own skills and careers and would eventually hope to be able to teach in a school or college. The appeal of this opportunity is to tutor someone and to help understand the subject more fully to create a more rounded education. This in turn brings out a level of confidence and self esteem and helps students to recognize and realize their potential.
I have benefitted greatly from the attention of my teachers at school and mentors in my career. Where I can still learn a lot I now want to pass on the knowledge and help I can.
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