Fearghal Tucker BSc, MSc, MBA, FIBMS, CSci, MCIM

Service Delivery Manager Infection Sciences

Fearghal trained as a Biomedical Scientist at Tunbridge Wells Microbiology department and qualified in 1994. After qualifying he moved to Mid-Sussex NHS trust where he developed an interest in training and became a senior in 2000. He spent a year working as a senior technologist for Wiakato Health in New Zealand before returning to Mid-Sussex NHS trust which by then had merged with Brighton NHS trust to form Brighton and Sussex University hospitals NHS trust. Here, Fearghal was the Chief Biomedical Scientist/ Training Officer for 12 years.

Fearghal joined Viapath in 2016 to gain experience of a public/private joint venture and to work with two of the best London teaching hospitals, Kings College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’. His focus is to deliver the best patient care and to work closely with clinicians using his experience of operational management and commercial acumen.

Fearghal has introduced many new technologies into laboratories, the most significant, MALDI-TOF technology, used for rapid and accurate identification of micro-organisms of which he was one of the first in the UK and the introduction of C.dificle algorithm using PCR technology. Fearghal has spoken at many national and international conferences regarding these acheivements, as well as about his time managing a PHE laboratory in Sierra Leone diagnosing Ebola during 2015 as part of the international Ebola response. 

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Last updated: 09/11/2017