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Dr Alan Brailsford


Head of Operations

Dr Alan Brailsford is Head of Operations at QIB Extra. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of QIB Extra and co-ordinates and manages scientific teams delivering projects for our customers.
 
Alan joins us from Kings College London, where he was the WADA recognised Head of Laboratory, responsible for delivering the UKs anti-doping laboratory operations, delivering contracted analysis and research projects for both small and large clients. During his time at KCL, Alan also led the formation of the UK athlete passport management unit, acting as its first Director.
 
Alan has a PhD and MSci in Biochemistry. Alan’s PhD focused on the analysis of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) in different biological fluids, with particular reference to extending the detection window for GHB administration in drug facilitated crime, using techniques such as GC-MS and GC-C-IRMS. Alan’s subsequent post-doctoral position primarily focused on detecting the administration of endogenously produced steroids such as testosterone, and he later become the area lead for GC-C-IRMS analysis during the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Over the years he has been involved in delivering anti-doping analysis for many major sporting events in the UK and around the world. In 2016 Alan helped lead the evidential analysis performed as part of The WADA Independent Commission Report/Investigation into corrupt doping practices in Russia, providing evidence which was integral to the investigation.
 
Alan has also made significant contributions to teaching, completing the PGCAPHE, acting as a Module Lead for two MSc courses, being a week lead on a MOOC and delivering lectures. He has published multiple publications in the field of bioanalysis, has written two book chapters and been involved in several STEM outreach programmes.

 

Dr Reg Wilson

Managing Director

 

Claire Daniels

Contracts Manager

 

Kirsty Holmes

Microbiologist

 

Jemma Snell

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Professor Mike Peck

Consultant Microbiologist

 

Carmen Nueno-Palop

Business Development Manager (NCYC)

 

Jeanette Newman

Microbiologist (NCYC)

 

Maria Monzon

Microbiologist (NCYC)

Applied Research and Analytical Services for Industry

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