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Professor K. Clive Thompson 

Professor Clive Thompson is Chief Scientist at SYNLAB UK and a huge asset to our business. Clive is not only an incredibly knowledgeable scientist, he is also very approachable and keen to share his experience and assist our customers where needed. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry; Chartered Chemist; Chartered Scientist; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management; Fellow of the Royal Institute of Public Health; Visiting Professor at Brunel University, London; Member of the American Chemical Society; Member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. He has a Distinguished Service Certificate from British Standards and is the holder of the 2003 Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Environmental Medal. 

Clive serves on the Board of Trustees at SCI and also serves on the Science and Enterprise; Environment; Food and Health and Safety Groups of SCI.  Over the last 40 years, he has gained very broad experience in the management of environmental analysis laboratories. He has managed laboratories at both Severn Trent and Yorkshire Water. He also worked for the Metropolitan Water Board, the predecessor of Thames Water, whilst studying at Imperial College for his degree and subsequent PhD.  

Having produced over 50 peer-reviewed papers and a number of books, Clive has also carried out expert witness work and has helped to organise over 20 successful three day international conferences on a wide range of topics.  He also ran the LEAP Proficiency Scheme for over 10 years, until it was sold to MAFF (now Fera) in 2000.  This scheme covered a wide variety of chemical and microbiological parameters in waters, effluents and soil. He has a number of UK and worldwide proffesional contacts.