After completing a Master’s Degree in Advanced Biomedical Sciences at De Montfort University, Regine began working as a biobank tissue co-ordinator for Nottingham University Hospitals, managing donor consent and tissue preservation.
She later joined the University Hospitals of Leicester as part of a team enlisted to manage an Emergency Department ‘hot’ lab, performing urgent biochemistry and haematology tests.
Regine later obtained state registration from the IBMS and worked as a Biomedical Scientist validating and authorising haematology test results, within a multidisciplinary Fast-Track laboratory.
After some time, Regine accepted a role as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist within the Point-of-Care Testing department and was heavily involved in validating new devices and other governance activities.
Regine left the Midlands to join the Biomarkers team at Medicine’s Discovery Catapult (MDC) in March 2022 where her main focus is sourcing human samples to support the various discovery projects. Regine also sits on MDC’s Internal Ethics Committee to assist with compliance to HTA regulations.
Regine’s path to research was untraditional, but an emphasis on quality control has been a common theme throughout her career. Regine now calls on that experience as she works to ensure that MDC and the science community they serve, have better access to the highest quality samples for research.