Amanda Williams

Chief Biomedical Scientist – Histopathology

Amanda joined the NHS in 2000 as a Trainee Biomedical Scientist in Histopathology at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. She then spent several months working at the Countess of Chester before gaining a Senior Biomedical Scientist post at The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in 2003.

Qualifications

BSc, MSc, CSci, FIBMS

Overview

In her position as Senior Biomedical Scientist at The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Amanda developed a wide range of specialist technical skills including enzyme histochemistry, paraneoplastic staining and reporting, in situ hybridisation and electron microscopy. It was also in this position that Amanda took on the role of the training lead for the department. In 2009 she was appointed the Chief Biomedical Scientist at Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust, being operationally responsible for Histopathology, Cytology and the Mortuary. This position also includes being responsible for coordinating Training for the whole of Pathology and being the Quality lead for her department.

During her ten year career, Amanda has also undertaken several professional qualifications. She has completed the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Extended certificate in Training, the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) COSHH Risk Assessments Course, Internal Auditing in the Medical Laboratory and an Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) Level 5 qualification. Amanda is also about to embark on a six month distance learning Quality Management module with the University of Greenwich.

Amanda has always been passionate about training and regularly coordinates in house CPD sessions for her colleagues as well as actively participating in it herself. As an IBMS portfolio assessor, Amanda is able to offer a lot of support and advice to students completing the different portfolios.

Amanda enjoys spending time with her young family, going out for family walks with the dog and socialising with her friends.