I joined UK NEQAS for Microbiology in November 2021 as the interim Quality Manager. I have gained both laboratory and quality management knowledge/experience while working as Healthcare Scientist Specialist at UKHSA Food and Environmental Proficiency Testing an ISO/IEC 17043 accredited laboratory. Prior to this, I worked as a Research Scientist in UKHSA - Porton Down working on Pathogenesis and Immunogenisis of Clostridioides difficile mainly focusing on understanding of the virulence factors as well as vaccine development. I have a master’s degree in Medical Microbiology and a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. I have also completed several Quality Management module/courses.