Jacqueline Wales

PgD Biomedical Science 1999

Alumni Achievement Award 2014 

Laboratory Manager - Golden Jubilee National Hospital


"When I received the letter informing me of the award, I was absolutely delighted and a little humbled when I realised that the very institution which has played such a big part in my success wants to reward me when perhaps it should be the other way around."
Jacqueline Wales

Jackie has worked in the Biomedical Science Profession for almost 30 years in the field of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, a career which began on the South coast of England where she completed her training including a HNC and Part 1 of the Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Science. After 8 years Jackie returned to Scotland where after a couple of years she attended Glasgow Caledonian University where she gained her Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Science, without which she would not have secured a Senior Biomedical Science position within the department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill in 2004. This post came with responsibility for Training and Education within the department and it was, in Jackie’s opinion, pivotal to successes that followed. It was through this role that she became involved with the University, supporting the Applied Biomedical Science Degree which she continues to do. Her involvement with GCU has given her valuable experience and opened doors, which has been instrumental in the rate of Jackie’s promotion from Senior Biomedical Scientist to the Head of Laboratory Services in 10 years. Jacqueline was awarded the title of the first ever HCS Scientist of the year in 2013 for her outstanding and sustainable contribution to the profession and was also named Scottish Quality Manager of the Year 2013.


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