Dr. Jennifer Henderson

Dr. Jennifer Henderson

Current Position

  • Scheme Organiser for Bacteriology & Mycology, UK NEQAS for Microbiology
  • UK NEQAS Board Divisional Representative Microbiology Division


Professional Career

  • Joined UK NEQAS for Microbiology in 2019 as a Scheme Organiser
  • Over 13 years of experience within clinical diagnostic microbiology laboratories, with a strong interest in antimicrobial susceptibility testing and resistance mechanisms.
  • Completed the IBMS competence portfolio, specialist diploma and higher specialist diploma in medical microbiology.
  • HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist, Fellow of the IBMS and Chartered Scientist.
  • Professional Doctorate looking at the prevalence, management and effectiveness of surveillance systems on the prevention and transmission of carbapenemase producing organisms.


Other Professional Roles Include

  • Edit and review guidance for Lab Tests Online-UK
  • Member of UK Proficiency Testing Working Group
  • IBMS Registration and Specialist Portfolio Assessor