Campus Health and Safety

Management Operations

Health and safety is an integral part of "doing science" at the Wellcome Genome Campus and it is our group mission to enable that to occur. We do this through providing the help, advice and support the Campus management require to effectively manage health and safety within their teams. Our team ethos is to be knowledgable, engaging, approachable and pragmatic. Our key strengths are our diverse expertise in health and safety. From life sciences to construction and facilities, ergonomics to fire safety.

We enable science through the following:

  • Producing clear, sensible and proportional policy, codes of practice and guidance on a wide range of topics.
  • Providing training courses, developed and delivered for the Campus needs.
  • Undertaking an audit and inspection programme to ensure the Teams are achieving legal compliance and supporting management needs.
  • Being the first point of contact with the regulatory authorities and supporting the Teams when they visit and inspect.

The Health and Safety Team support all members of the Genome Campus.

Core team

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Mrs Jemma Dama

Health & Safety Adviser

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Dr Samantha McGuigan

Health and Safety Adviser

Previous team members

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Helen Longland

Senior Health and Safety Advisor

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Dr Liz McMinn

Former Senior Health & Safety Adviser at the Sanger Institute


All members of the advisory team are chartered members of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health or are working towards that accolade. In addition there is a wide range of auditing experience in the team for both BS OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001.