Tutors

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Lawrence Dickson

Mr Lawrence Dickson
Institute Director, BTI

Lawrence has an Honours Degree in Genetics and has over twenty years experience of working in the University of Edinburgh, with
more than fifteen years experience of working in biological research laboratories.

He is also an experienced trainer, having prepared and delivered the University’s training course in Genetic Modification work for
several years. Lawrence is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

Dr Phil Walsh
Tutor, BTI

Dr Phil Walsh

Phil is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.  He has
professional qualifications and experience in health and safety management, environmental management and biological safety, as well as
broad research experience in microbiology, genetics, molecular biology working in universities and government research institutes.

Phil joined the Biosafety Unit at The University of Edinburgh in March 2016.

Dr Fiona Harris
Tutor, BTI

Dr Fiona Harris

Dr Fiona Harris

Fiona has a PhD in molecular biosciences and over 25 years of research experience in academia and the pharmaceutical
industry.

Fiona has considerable experience in health and safety issues and whilst at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, was a member of the
Health and Safety Committee and had a role in radiation protection.

Fiona joined the Biosafety Unit at The University of Edinburgh in November 2013.