• BSc (Hons) Chemistry from UMIST 1990
• Mastership in Chemical Analysis 2005
• Chartered Chemist
• Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
• Member of the Association of Public Analysts
Joanne joined GMSS in Manchester in 1991 working as a Scientist where she was involved with the analysis of food, environmental samples and consumer products, and was a member of a technical support team operating a mobile laboratory on call to the fire service.
She joined Eurofins Laboratories in 2003 as an Analytical Services Manager working in food and agricultural analysis at the Chester laboratory. Upon obtaining her MChemA in 2005 she moved to Eurofins Manchester laboratory to take up the role of Public Analyst.
In 2010 she joined Molnlycke Health Care as the Laboratory Systems Manager where she was responsible for the QA laboratory testing raw materials and finished products including stability testing, and acted as CAPA co-ordinator as well as undertaking supplier audits. She left this role in 2013 to join Kelloggs in Manchester as European Analytical Laboratory Manager. In 2014 she joined a consultancy as Food Labelling advisor where she worked until January 2015 when she joined PASS as Public Analyst.