LGC’s Alan Handley appointed President of the RSC’s Analytical Division
05 Oct 2011
LGC scientist is appointed RSC divisional President
Alan Handley, Head of LGC’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Group, has been appointed President of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) Analytical Division (AD).
Alan is a Fellow of the RSC and, in addition to his new role, his RSC appointments include president-elect of the AD for the past two years, past chairman and current member of the North West Region AD, a member of the Merseyside Schools Analyst Committee, Analytical Methods Trust and past chair of the Analytical Methods Committee.
At LGC, Alan currently manages teams involved with chromatography, spectroscopic, elemental and physical analysis and has experience in pharmaceutical, chemical, environmental and forensic analysis. His role requires him to working on projects supporting the Government Chemist Programme, which have included providing position papers on future trends in both technology and regulatory compliance and the development of analytical methodologies for target compounds in support of the EU Directives.
Alan is President of The Chromatographic Society, and Associate of the Chromatographic Society of India. He is also Honorary Lecturer at the University of Bangor and has held similar positions at Royal Holloway University of London, and the University of Salford. He has authored a number of books, was editor for CRC’s ‘Analytical Chemistry’ series, and provides regular articles for Chromatography Today.