Dr Simon Sheard, Director of Operations
Simon joined UK Biobank in June 2013 as Director of Operations. With over 12 years’ experience in the life sciences sector plus experience of working within both public funded business support environments and “high-tech” university & corporate “starburst” companies , Simon brings a broad range of expertise and knowledge to UK Biobank. Prior to joining UKB, Simon was involved with various academic steering groups, was a member of (and chaired) the audit committee of the Association for Laboratory Automation and was closely involved with SiLA (a consortium working towards Standardisation in Laboratory Automation). Simon has published a number of papers in peer reviewed scientific journals, presented papers and posters at numerous international conferences and exhibitions, provided copy and content to the scientific press and is a named inventor on the patent for the automated blood fractionation technologies employed at UK Biobank. More information.