Joanne Copping RSci MRSC PCQI, Laboratory Supervisor/QMS Lead
Ever asked yourself "does anyone see me and what I do"? All too easily we can feel invisible in our roles.
I spent 31 years as a laboratory technician and often felt I had so much more to give.
Fortunately, I was approached to become a member of the RSC Registers committee. Although initially apprehensive, it has proved instrumental in me growing both personally and professionally. The opportunity to participate on this committee has given me a wider appreciation of our chemistry community and its needs.
As a result, I have become further involved with the work of the RSC, such as assessing institution run programs and facilities, ensuring alignment with our RSciTech competencies, enabling them to gain RSC accreditation for their courses. I’ve also now mentored early career members and assessed applications for the technician skills development grant.