Nicola Calder
Senior Research Officer, NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Leeds

Nicola has worked as a Biomedical Scientist in pathology laboratories for 23 years. Her experience centres on the application and use of In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVDs) in the areas of clinical chemistry, haematology and transfusion science as well as the quality management of the processes involving their use. Her additional experience includes some time spent working at the MHRA (formerly Medical Devices Agency) where she had responsibility for the regulation and surveillance of IVDs used in NHS pathology laboratories.

Her areas of interest and application within the DEC will be in diagnostic test validation and reviewing and helping improve the methodological practices within this area.