David William Eccleston

Senior Chief Biomedical Scientist / Manager Cellular Pathology, Immunology, Mortuary and Bereavement Services

Dave qualified and attained his Fellowship exam in the Histopathology Department at Saint Catherines Hospital, Birkenhead, becoming the Senior MLSO in Histopathology at Walton Hospital, Liverpool (1982), Chief BMS in Immunology (1994) and subsequently the Senior Chief Biomedical Scientist / Manager for Cellular Pathology, Immunology, Mortuary and Bereavement Services at University Hospital Aintree NHS Foundation trust in 2001.


MPhil (Med), CSci, FIBMS, MHSM, CertHMS, MBS, CBiol


A member of a number of professional institutes including the Institutes of Health Service Management, Biology, Biomedical Science and a member of the British Society of Immunology. He is actively involved in CPD and currently working towards his thirteenth certificate. 

Dave is a member and chairs a number of local, regional and national committees covering a range of issues including Clinical Governance, Cancer, Health and Safety, Ethics, Research and Development, Education, Occupational Standards as well as chairing the NW Strategic Health Authority BMS Education Commissioning Group and the BMS lead for the HCS Workforce planning reference group NW Strategic Health Authority.

Dave has been Chairman of the Merseyside Branch Institute Biomedical Sciences since 1984, Chairman of Northwest IBMS Regional committee since 1994 and is currently the North-West Regional member to council Institute of Biomedical Science and a member of the IBMS Professional Examinations and Awards Committee. His interests include rugby union, coaching at Birkenhead Park rugby club and reading. 


He has previously taught at Liverpool Polytechnical college and has been an invited speaker at the annual International Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis experience programme for a number of years. He is currently the Clinical Laboratories Training Co-ordinator at Aintree and has supervised a number of Degree and Masters projects. 

His other teaching commitments have been in Research and Development awareness and organises with the Faculty of Health Edge Hill the Evidence Based Practice courses. More recently he has been involved with the curriculum planning team in the development of the Foundation/Honours degrees in Health and Human Science and the Masters course in Clinical Leadership at Edge Hill University. Originally appointed as an examiner and Inspector for the CPSM, he is now a generic and specialist portfolio assessor for the IBMS. 

Published work

He has published and co-published a number of research papers in various peer reviewed journals including Cancer, J Clin Path, Digestion, Gastroenterology as well as the IBMS Gazette and is involved and strongly supports BMS involvement in research and development. 

He is currently Chairman of the Aintree R&D sub-committee as well as sitting on the main trust R&D committee and is an expert member of Liverpool North Research Ethics Committee.