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/study-and-courses/courses/find-your-course/science-technology/apprenticeship/2020-21/level-6-health-care-science-practitioner-hcsp-degree-apprenticeship).
Sheri is module leader and lecturer for the Biomedical Science in Practice and Professional Practice undergraduate modules and teaches on both the undergraduate and postgraduate Clinical Chemistry modules. As a Chartered Scientist and registered HCPC Biomedical Scientist professional (https://www.hcpc-uk.org), Sheri is an active fellow member of the Institute of Biomedical Science (https://www.ibms.org/home/).
As part of her 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. Sheri’s contribution to professional activities and strong links with local hospitals provide continued professional insight into supporting students within Biosciences.
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.
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 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 deputy 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.