Alison Parry-Jones (BSc, MA, PhD, MRSC) is the Manager of the Wales Cancer Bank (WCB). She is responsible for the day to day running of the WCB and is based at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. She is the Designated Individual on the WCB licence issued by the Human Tissue Authority and is therefore responsible for governance and compliance across all WCB sites in Wales. She has extensive project management experience in academia and is a PRINCE2 registered practitioner. Her background is in analytical chemistry and before moving into project management she worked in bioanalytical laboratories specialising in phase I and II clinical research. In 2012 she completed an MA in Medical Ethics and Law.
She is the Director-at-Large for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region for the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER), and was a Co-Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the ISBER 2017 annual conference in Toronto. She is one of two UK representatives on the common service ELSI team for the European BBMRI consortium and is a member of the Steering committee for the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre, as well as being a member of the Marble Arch international biobank leaders group.