James Wingfield has been the Service Manager for the directorate of Cellular Pathology at Liverpool Clinical Laboratories since May 2020.
His professional experience dates back to 2011, and he has gone on to work as a Biomedical Scientist in both public and private, high throughput diagnostic Cellular Pathology Laboratories in Melbourne Australia and the UK. His overall laboratory experience dates back to 2003, with work as a volunteer and a work placement student.
In 2018 James moved to the UK where he worked briefly as a locum Biomedical Scientist before commencing as an Operational Manager for the Genomic and Personalised Medicine Service at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. In this role, he oversaw operations for the West London Genomic Medicine Centre during the 100,000 Genomes Project and also contributed to the implementation of the National Genomic Medicine Service in collaboration with the North Thames Genomic Laboratory Hub.
As well as working in clinical laboratories, James has contributed to the training and education of undergraduate and postgraduate laboratory medicine students since 2012, both in a clinical setting through training and mentoring placement students and a tertiary setting at RMIT University. More recently James has contributed to the MSc Genomics at Imperial College London as a guest lecturer.
Outside of LCL James is passionate about music, having played the guitar for 18 years, and the outdoors, where you will invariably find him hiking, climbing and camping. In 2021 he intends to learn to paraglide and hopes to make it to the summit of Mont Blanc.