Tim Sandle, PhD
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Manchester, UK
Dr. Tim Sandle is a chartered biologist and holds a first class honours degree in Applied Biology; a Masters degree in education; and has a doctorate from Keele University. Dr. Sandle has over twenty-five years experience of microbiological research and biopharmaceutical processing. This includes experience of designing, validating and operating a range of microbiological tests including sterility testing, bacterial endotoxin testing, bioburden and microbial enumeration, environmental monitoring, particle counting and water testing. In addition, Dr. Sandle is experienced in pharmaceutical microbiological risk assessment and investigation. Dr. Sandle is a tutor with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester for the university’s pharmaceutical microbiology MSc course. In addition, Dr. Sandle serves on several national and international committees relating to pharmaceutical microbiology and cleanroom contamination control (including the ISO cleanroom standards). He is a committee member of the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Interest Group (Pharmig); serves on the National Blood Service advisory cleaning and disinfection committee; and is a member of several editorials boards for scientific journals. Dr. Sandle has acted as a consultant, expert witness and technical advisor to sterile and non-sterile manufacturing facilities, microbiology laboratories, the medical device industry and hospitals. Dr. Sandle has also undertaken several technical writing and review projects. Dr. Sandle has written over two hundred book chapters, peer reviewed papers and technical articles relating to microbiology. This includes editing the book The CDC Handbook: A Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting Cleanrooms; and co-editing the comprehensive books Microbiology and Sterility Assurance in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices and Cleanroom Management in Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare. Dr. Sandle has also delivered papers to over fifty international conferences. Dr. Sandle runs a pharmaceutical microbiology discussion blog (pharmaceutical microbiology online: http://www.pharmamicroresources.com/).