Michael John Gayler



Academic Qualifications


Post graduate level / equivalent

Diploma in Management Studies

DeMontfort University, Awarded 1991

IBMS Special Examination – Clinical Chemistry

Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Awarded 1980


Graduate level (or equivalent)

BA(hons) Humanities – Art History & French (2:1)

Open University, Awarded August 2013

Diploma in French

Open University, Awarded 2010

HNC Medical Laboratory Sciences (Clinical Chemistry)

Paddington College, London, Awarded 1976


‘A’ level equivalent

ONC Sciences (Medical Laboratory Sciences)

Paddington College, London, Awarded 1974


GCE (General Certificate of Education)

English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics; The Stationers’ Company’s School, London 1972

Professional Qualifications


I held both Fellowship of The Institute of Biomedical Sciences from 1981, and Chartered Scientist status from 2004, until my retirement in 2011.

I was an Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine between 2010 and 2013, and an Associate of The Institute of Health Services Management between 1987 and 1992


Employment History

Ad-hoc/Part-time Sales Representative


Volunteer Lock Keeper / Towpath Ranger

Volunteer Visitor Attraction Risk Assessor


Quality & Risk Manager (Compliance; Risk; Litigation - scientific & support services);

Various managerial & supervisory positions in pathology laboratories


Supervisory, operational & training roles in a variety of different pathology laboratory settings.


2017 - continuing



2012 - continuing


2015 - continuing



1984 -2012






1972 - 1984


HE Translations (Leicester)



Canal and Rivers Trust (East Midlands Region)




University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust





NHS positions in London, Cambridgeshire and Nottinghamshire

Short Courses & Miscellanous Qualifications


2017 : Basic German Language Skills


2016-7 : German



2016-7: A Brief History of Architecture ; Groundbreaking Contemporary Artists ; Philosophical Ideas ;Ancient Philosophies; Medieval Philosophies; Renaissance & Modern Philosophies; Heroes of Greek Legend; Significant Futurists ; Street Artists You Should Know


2017 : International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies : Introduction to First Aid for Adults

2017 : University of Glasgow : Antiquities Trafficking & Art Crime

2017 : Monash University : Mindfullness for Wellbeing & Peak Performance

2016 : National Museums of Scotland : Stereoscopy: an Introduction to Victorian Stereo Photography

2015 : University of Leicester : Behind the Scenes of the 21st Century Museum



2017 : Museum of Modern Art : Seeing Through Photographs

2016 : Universite de Genève : Introduction aux droits de l’homme

2016 : University of London : English Common Law: Structure and Principles

2015 : Duke University : Sports and Society

2015 : Duke University : Think Again - How to Reason

2014 : University of Edinburgh : Introduction to Philosophy



2017 : RMIT University : The Art of Photography

Trust for Conservation Volunteers

2016 : Hedge Laying

Canal & River Trust

2016 : CAATS Lock Keeping Duties

Online Travel Training

2010/2014/2016 : Affordable Car Hire ; Great Rail Journeys ; Viking River Cruises ; Botswana Tourism ; Great Southern Rail ; Lounge Pass ; Great Rail Journeys ; Rail Europe ; Warner Leisure

Animal Aiders

2014 : Dog First Aid

British Waterways / KNW Training

2012 : H&S Induction Training

The Open University

2010 : Starting With Law (Y166)

NHS Core Learning Unit / Skills Academy for Health

2010: Equality & Diversity; Understanding Personal Safety & Security Awareness; NPSA Being Open;

University Hospitals of Leicester / Q-Learning/Leadership Academy

2010 : Leadership Development for Senior Managers

University Hospitals of Leicester / Leicestershire Partnership Trust

2010 : Conflict Resolution & Personal Safety Awareness

University Hospitals of Leicester

2008 / 2010 : Child Protection Introduction; Root Cause Analysis; Safeguarding Children; Interview Skills

Safeguarding Children e-Academy

2009 : Awareness of Child Abuse & Neglect - Foundation

University Hospitals of Leicester / NHS Connecting for Health

2008 : Password Management; Information Security Guidelines

Coventry University / University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

2005 / 2007 : Major Incident Management (Emergo)

Institute of Biomedical Sciences

2004 : Certificate of Extended Practice - Quality Management

Brainbench / Glenfield Hospital NHS Trust

2001 : Netscape; Operations Concepts;

Mindleaders / Glenfield Hospital NHS Trust

2001 : Business Communication - Forms of Writing; Networking Essentials ; Negotiating Techniques ; Computer Security Awareness; Data Warehousing Concepts;

Manchester Metropolitan University

1998 : Advanced Internet Training (Level 3)

Institute of Health Services Management

1987 : Certificate Examination

City & Guilds of London / The Home Office

1982 : Amateur Radio Certificate


The Short Version


I was born in London and worked as a Healthcare Scientist, and latterly as a Healthcare Manager in the NHS.


I am a graduate of The Open University BA(hons) Humanities - Art History & French.

I have a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies.


I am now retired from full time work, but work on an ad-hoc basis for HE Translations as a Sales Representative. I also volunteer for The Canal & River Trust.


I am a competent Microsoft Word and Excel user.

I hold a full UK Car & Motorcycle driving licence.


I am happily married and have grandchildren living close by.

I am an enthusiastic, but fair weather, cyclist.

We cultivate fruit and vegetables on our allotment.

We enjoy travel, particularly within Europe, by train.


I speak French, and have an elementary grasp of German and Esperanto.