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Dr Tim Sandle (PhD) - personal details

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Role: Visiting Tutor (PIAT)




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.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Pharmaceutical Microbiology Interest Group, Royal Society of Biology, Society of General Microbiology, Parenteral Drug Association


BSc (Hons), MA, PhD, CBiol, MIBiol


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 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); and is a member of several editorials boards for scientific journals. He was a member of the National Blood Service advisory cleaning and disinfection committee.


Pharmaceutical Microbiology Advanced Training MSc.