Our staff

Management team

Dr Riina RichardsonHead of Service and Clinical Lead, and Consultant Clinical MycologistDDS, PhD, FRCPath, PGCert Med Ed, FECMM Academy
Dr Caroline MooreDeputy Head of Service, and Principal Clinical Scientist in Medical MycologyBSc, MSc, PhD, MRSB


Professor Malcolm RichardsonConsultant Clinical Scientist in Medical MycologyBSc, PhD, FRCPath, FRSB, FECMM Academy

Laboratory staff

Mrs Nichola DuddySenior Clinical Scientist in Medical MycologyBSc, MSc
Dr Lily Novak-FrazerSenior Clinical Scientist in Medical MycologyMSc, PhD, SFHEA
Mrs Elaine TaylorQuality and Training Co-ordinatorBSc
Dr Darin HassanHealthcare ScientistBSc, PhD
Dr Cristina LazzariniHealthcare ScientistBSc, MSc, PhD
Mrs Patrycja KentHealthcare ScientistMSc
Mrs Sophia HouHealthcare ScientistBSc, MSc
Mr Rikesh MasaniaHealthcare ScientistBSc, MSc
Mr David DesalegneHealthcare ScientistBSc, MSc
Ms Katie RawsonHealthcare ScientistBSc
Ms Christina XirouMedical Laboratory AssistantBTech
Ms Farseen YounisMedical Laboratory AssistantBSc
Ms Deborah LeesMedical Laboratory AssistantNVQs

Research staff

Dr Mireille van der TorreResearch Scientist
NW Lung Charity funded
BSc, MSc, PhD
Maisie PalmerResearch Scientist
NIHR Manchester BRC funded
BSc, MSc

Administrative staff

Colin KeatingClerical OfficerOpen University courses
Michelle NortonClerical OfficerNVQs

Clinical support from MFT Infectious Diseases consultants

‘ID on-call’: contact Wythenshawe Hospital switchboard on 01612917070