Dr Rachel CarlingBSc MSc PhD FRCPath

Consultant Scientist and Director of Biochemical Sciences

After graduating with a first class honours degree in Chemistry, Rachel received a PhD for her work on the development and application of Technetium-99 accelerator mass spectrometry. She completed her Clinical Scientist training in Leeds and chose to specialise in metabolic biochemistry because of her interest in analytical techniques such as mass spectrometry and chromatography.

She worked as a Senior Clinical Scientist at Great Ormond Street Hospital and following her HCPC state registration, she obtained an HST post at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. In 2007, she was awarded FRCPath and a year later she began working at Guy's and St Thomas’ Hospital where she is currently a Consultant Scientist and Director of Biochemical Sciences.

Her area of interest is inherited metabolic disease with a particular interest in the application of tandem mass spectrometry to the measurement of small molecules; she is passionate about science and committed to service improvement and believes that new developments in mass spectrometry and successful translation of these into the clinical laboratory are going to be key to the future of the service.

Rachel is a Regional Tutor for the Association of Clinical Biochemistry (London North East), an ordinary committee member of the British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group and The Association for Clinical Biochemistry Mass Spectrometry SIG and a Member of the Academy for Healthcare Science Blood Sciences Professional Group. She is also a member of the screening project group for the expanded Newborn Screening pilot currently underway.

Contact information

0207 188 9652

Last updated: 30/09/2022