FBMH Technical Services Review
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health first commissioned a review of Technical Services in late spring 2020 to ensure this area of PS was fit-for-purpose to support our Teaching and Research requirements, both now and in the future. This is in line with other reviews across PS such as the SEP project, and feeds into the ethos of ‘Reshaping PS’ which has a focus on partnerships, flexible working and strategic alignment of PS resource to support our activities.
The Review was paused in early 2022 to allow for the recruitment of a Head of Technical Operations, a post which started in January 2023.
We recognise that the protracted period over which the Review has been underway has created uncertainty and concern for both technical and academic colleagues. However, it is nearly three years since the initial Review began, and it is important that we re-examine our principles, drivers and scope. For this reason, a thorough engagement process is being undertaken to ensure that the voices of all stakeholders are heard and taken into consideration. At the same time, we are interrogating demographic data to identify where there may be gaps and how we might address these.
If you have any queries regarding the Technical Services Review, please email Dr Michelle Jackson, Head of Technical Operations.