About the Analytical Methods Committee
The composition of the AMC comprises:
The AMC is made up of representatives of Expert Working Groups and government, industry and other agencies:
- AMC Chair
- AMC Secretary
- Chairs of AMC Expert Working Groups
- Editor AMC Technical Briefs
- Publicity Officer
- Chair of the Analytical Methods Trust
- Honorary Officers of the RSC Analytical Division
- Members appointed by AD Council
- Analyical Division Eurachem representative
- Representatives from the Association of Public Analysts, the British Standards Institution, BEIS, the Environment Agency, Food Standards Agency, HSE, LGC, NPL, UKAS and UK NEQAS
- Other co-opted members as necessary.
The Chair for 2020-2023 is Dr Derek Stevenson.
Membership of the Analytical Methods Committee
The committee is made up of representatives from consultants, academia, government, industry and public analysts. Membership as of 1 December 2020:
- Dr Derek Stevenson, Chair
- Dr Aya Abdalla, Publicity officer
- Dr Richard Brown, NPL Representative
- Dr David Bullock, UK NEQAS, representing the Clinical sector
- Dr Lucia Burgio, Chair of the Heritage Science Expert Working Group
- Dr Andy Damant, Technical Briefs Editor
- Dr Steve Ellison, LGC Representative
- Ms Fran Bilby, UKAS Representative
- Dr Chris Harrington, RSC Eurachem representative
- Mr Mike Healy, Environment Agency Representative
- Mr Chris Hunt, Association of Public Analysts Representative
- Dr Leanne Marle, Analytical Division Secretary
- Ms Jessy Mathew, BSI Representative
- Dr Gillian McEneff, BEIS Representatives
- Mr Mike Milchard, Chair of the Essential Oils Expert Working Group
- Prof Jim Miller, Chair of the Statistics Expert Working Group and Chair of the Analytical Methods Trust
- Mrs Bhavna Parmar, FSA Representative
- Mr Ian Pengelly, Health and Safety Laboratory Representative
- Prof Mike Ramsey, Chair of the Sampling Expert Working Group
- Mr Matthew Rawlinson, Affinity Water, representing the water sector
- Dr Mike Sargent, Chair of the Instrumental Analysis Expert Working Group
- Prof Mike Thompson, Co-opted
- Dr Mark Woolfe, Chair of the Food and Feed Authenticity Expert Working Group
- Dr Roger Wood OBE, Secretary
Analytical Methods Expert Working Groups
Most of the Expert Working Groups are orientated towards a specific topic area. Much of the financial support for them has been provided by government bodies, particularly the Food Standards Agency and the NMO.
The present Expert Working Groups are:
Animal Feeding Stuffs Expert Working Group
The work of this Expert Working Group involves introduction and validation of new methods of analysis and improvement of existing methods, through collaborative testing.
Essential Oils Expert Working Group
The aims of the Expert Working Group are the elaboration and validation of analytical methods to determine the quality and authenticity of traded essential oils.
Food and Feed Authenticity Expert Working Group
This Expert Working Group started as the Nitrogen Factors Sub-Committee which had the aim to investigate the (proximate) composition of meat and fish.
Heritage Science Expert Working Group
The aim of the Heritage Science Expert Working Group is to promote the role and importance of analytical science in the heritage sector.
Instrumental Analysis Expert Working Group
The Instrumental Analysis Expert Working Group is the successor to the earlier AMC Sub-Committees on Instrumental Criteria (IASC) and Mass Spectrometry (MSSC).
Statistical Methods Expert Working Group
Statistics, as the conceptual language of calibration and all aspects of data quality, plays an axial role in analytical science.
Sampling Uncertainty/Sampling Quality Expert Working Group
The aim is to consider the effect of sampling uncertainty, and procedures for its elaboration, and to make recommendations as to best practice in aspects of sampling.