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Dr Karen Ford


Head of Laboratory Services

Areas of Expertise

Clinical chemistry and Specimen management


After completing her PhD, Karen started out in the NHS as a Clinical Biochemist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. She then joined Bayer Healthcare, now Siemens Healthineers, as a Senior Support Specialist for the Advia Chemistry family of instruments. From there she moved to Quest Diagnostics, a Global clinical trials business now part of Q2 Solutions, as a Senior Validation Scientist.

Karen joined Donnington Grove from Becton Dickinson (BD) where she spent ten years as European Laboratory & Medical Affairs Manager leading the European Clinical and Microbiology laboratories supporting the Vacutainer® product portfolio. She has extensive experience in laboratory instrumentation and specimen management.





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