Mr Ian Blenkharn  

Mr Ian Blenkharn

CBiol, CSci, CWM, FRSB, FRSPH, MCIWM

Healthcare, Occupational & Environmental Microbiologist

Microbiology
Blenkharn Environmental
18 South Road
Ealing
LONDON
W5 4RY
I am a healthcare, occupational, environmental bacteriologist/microbiologist with 40+ years’ experience in the NHS and University Medical Schools, and in the private sector.

I am additionally a lecturer at the University of West London, teaching microbiology and infection prevention and control. My research-driven practice focuses on healthcare and environmental microbiology, hygiene, infection prevention and control, and occupational biohazards.

I have particular expertise in post-surgical and device-related infections, and in bio-safety with an emphasis on industrial biohazards and worker hygiene. I hold fellowship of the Royal Society of Biology, Royal Society for Public Health, and Institute of Biomedical Science.

I am a member of the Healthcare Infection Society, Infection Prevention Society, International Society for Infectious Diseases, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Microbiology Society, and European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

I am a Chartered Biologist and Chartered Scientist and was a specialist adviser in microbiology to both the Healthcare Commission and the Care Quality Commission.

Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Hospital Environment & Hygiene Management. Currently, I sit on the editorial board of the Journal of Hospital Infection and previously sat on the editorial boards of The Biologist and The Journal of Infection Prevention, and have served on the board of The Journal of Infection Prevention.

I receive instruction and have appeared in crown, county and high court cases, in the coronial court, public inquiry, and in arbitrations. I have also appeared in planning and permitting applications and appeals. I have received additional instruction in Eire, Sweden, Holland and Gibraltar. I hold the certificate of completion of the Bond Solon Civil Procedure Rules for Expert Witnesses course, and the Cardiff University Law School and Bond Solon Civil Expert Witness certificate.

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