I provided advice, laboratory support and statistical assistance for research projects undertaken by clinicians. I supervised projects for Biomedical Scientists who are studying for an MSc and I undertook medical audit projects.
I helped obtain grants for, and supervised, students from Glasgow, Robert Gordon and Strathclyde Universities for various projects conducted during vacations from 1985 to 1996. More recently, several members of the work experience programme which I ran on behalf of the hospital for senior school pupils who are considering medicine as a career, took part in research and audit projects. I have co-authored several papers and oral and poster presentations arising from these and other studies.
I have published some 20 scientific papers, a variety of abstracts, a chapter in "International Collaboration in Laboratory Medicine: A Model Programme" MH Dominiczak, (Ed) University of Glasgow (1998) and "Joint European Project: Development of Academic Laboratory Medicine" MH Dominiczak, (Ed) University of Glasgow (1999) and a book entitled "People who made Scottish Clinical Biochemistry" (1995).
As Deputy Clinical Director, I was a member of the Hospital Management Team and I chaired the Laboratory Committee and the Laboratory Risk Management Group.
I was secretary (1987 to 1994) of the Monklands Medical Staff Association and several of its sub-committees.
I was a member of the National Consultative Committee of Scientists in Professions Allied to Medicine and of its Clinical Biochemistry Sub-committee from 1979 to 1983. I was a member of the Hospital Sub-committee of the Area Medical Advisory Committee from 1988 to 1992.
I was Secretary / Treasurer of the Scottish Region of the A.C.B. from 1979 to 1982, Treasurer from 1983 to 1986 and Chairman from 1999 to 2002. I have been a member of the A.C.B. National Meetings Group and of the A.C.B. Information Group. I was treasurer for the A.C.B. National Meeting "Cancer: Current Concepts", 1981, the "Joint Toxicology Workshop - 1982", "Clinical Drug Analysis - 1985", the A.C.B. National Meetings "FOCUS-86", "FOCUS-91", "FOCUS-95" and "FOCUS - 98" and the A.C.B. National Training Courses, 1988, 2003 and 2006, which were all held in Glasgow. I was treasurer for the annual A.C.B. Management Training Courses, which were held in Edinburgh from 1990 to 1994, and in Glasgow in 1995. I was a facilitator for the "Management Masterclass" held in York in 1995 and 1996. I was a member of the A.C.B. History Group.
I was a member of the Scottish Regional Committee of the Analytical Division of the R.S.C. from 1982 to 1984.
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