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Sheri Scott

Sheri Scott

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Bioscience

Role

As part of the Practice Development Team, Sheri Scott is a senior lecturer in Biomedical Science and course leader for the BSc Applied Biomedical Science (https://www.ntu.ac.uk/course/science-and-technology/app/level-6-healthcare-science-practitioner-degree-apprenticeship).

Sheri  is module leader and lecturer for the apprenticeship Professional Practice and Clinical Biochemistry undergraduate modules and postgraduate Clinical Chemistry modules. She also provides practice based experience to the undergraduate research project module. As a Chartered Scientist and registered HCPC Biomedical Scientist professional (https://www.hcpc-uk.org), Sheri is an active fellow and council member of the Institute of Biomedical Science (https://www.ibms.org/home/).

Alongside her teaching role, Sheri works on practice-focussed projects and innovations as well as facilitating the professional development of the students. Sheri is a key point of contact and advisor for NHS employers and works with them on course development, placement provision for our IBMS accredited FT BSc Biomedical Science course and the delivery of the Degree Apprenticeship and professional training. Sheri’s contribution to professional activities and strong links with local hospitals provide continued professional insight into supporting students within Biosciences.

Sheri's internal activities include membership of the Technicians Commitment Steering Group (https://www.ntu.ac.uk/jobs/working-at-ntu/technician-commitment#:~:text=The%20Technician%20Commitment%20is%20a,Technicians%20Make%20It%20Happen%20campaign) , the Sustainable Development Academic Forum (SDAF) and the TILT Work-Based & Vocational Education Practice & Scholarship Group, Sheri also leads the Healthcare Collaborative Partnership Group which is working towards collaborative teaching between schools, for NTU's professional healthcare students. The group has recently hosted its first healthcare interprofessional symposium for students, staff and healthcare professionals.

Sheri is an advocate for both continual professional development and sustainability and it is within this capacity that she leads Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) for Biosciences.

Career overview

Having joined academia in January 2018, Sheri’s career began at Nottingham City Hospital as a Biomedical Scientist striving to deliver accurate and timely results for patients. Her career evolved to include managing and delivering pre and post registration training as Training Lead within the Blood Sciences department at Royal Derby Hospital and finally leading a team of professionals as a Senior Biomedical Scientist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham; totalling over twenty-one years of Clinical Biochemistry experience in NHS laboratories.  In is during the course of her career that she has developed a number of roles on behalf of her PSRB the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)  (https://www.ibms.org/home/).

Research areas

Sheri's research focus is the evolving diagnosis in Clinical Chemistry, educational development of healthcare laboratory professionals and laboratory sustainability. She supports both undergraduate and postgraduate research projects in these areas.

External activity

Sheri has a myriad of activities relating to her professional practice.  She routinely reviews articles for the British Journal of Biomedical Science and represents the Institute of Biomedical Science ( https://www.ibms.org/home/) at local and national events.

Her other IBMS roles include Clinical Biochemistry advisory panel and Council member, representative for Biomedical Science degree courses accreditation assessments and the local continuing professional development officer.  She is actively involved across all levels of IBMS qualifications including her role as Chief Examiner of the Higher Specialist Diploma, and verifier/assessor for the IBMS registration and specialist portfolios.

In addition to her IBMS activities, she is an assessor for the Science Council https://sciencecouncil.org/) and an ambassador for the national STEM ambassador programme (https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors), promoting careers in science in schools.

Sheri holds two external academic appointments as External Examiner for Coventry and Sunderland universities.

Her international  activities include; membership of The International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS) scientific network of experts, 11th Emirates Pathology & Digital Pathology Utilitarian Conference Speaker and collaborative partnerships with both UCL and the My Green Lab organisation.

Sheri 'is leading the development of a clinical laboratory sustainable network with Centres for Sustainable Healthcare (https://sustainablehealthcare.org.uk/) and she has recently joined the European Federation of Laboratory Medicine as a core member of their 'Green Lab' Taskforce. (https://www.eflm.eu/upload/docs/EFLM-TF-Green-Labs-update.pdf). The aim of the taskforce is to transform clinical laboratories into a safe and sustainable spaces by decreasing their deleterious environmental impact and implementing efficient everyday actions in laboratories, and taking steps to minimize energy, water, and hazardous chemical use, as well as waste generation without compromising the quality of healthcare. EFLM will lead the laboratory medicine community for the shift to carbon neutrality in line with the European Green Deal (EGD).