Alison Parry-Jones (BSc, MA, PhD, MRSC) is the Operations Director of the Wales Cancer Biobank (WCB). She is responsible for the day to day running of the biobank and is based at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. She is the Designated Individual on the WCB licence issued by the Human Tissue Authority and is therefore responsible for governance and compliance across all WCB sites in Wales. She has extensive project management experience in academia and is a PRINCE2 registered practitioner. Her background is in analytical chemistry and before moving into project management she worked in bioanalytical laboratories specialising in phase I and II clinical research. Her interest in the legal and ethics issues within biobanking led her to complete an MA in Medical Ethics and Law in 2012.
She is the President Elect for the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) and is a member of an American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification working group that developed an international Qualification in Biorepository Science online examination. She is on the UKAS Biobank Accreditation Steering Group for ISO20387 and recently became a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the European ISIDORe consortium (Integrated Services for Infectious Disease Outbreak Research).