Fiona holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Med.Science) from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Currently, Fiona is a Senior Global Product Manager with Leica Biosystems with particular focus on the Tissue Processing Portfolio. However, Fiona has spent her entire career of nearly 40 years focused on Histology, first within a fast-paced, clinical laboratory-based role in Melbourne, Australia where she held positions of increasing responsibility up to Laboratory Management, before moving to Vision Biosystems as Laboratory Manager with oversite of scientific staff involved in R&D for the BOND, CEREBRO and PELORIS systems, Verification and Validation activities, Production and Field Application Support. Fiona then moved into the commercial area involvement in the product development lifecycle from ideation to product development, product marketing and commercialization. Fiona has been actively involved in several scientific organizations with membership of the NSH and HGV and has been invited to give workshops for several years at the NSH.