Laboratory Operations Manager
Christiaan Bartlett is a Laboratory Operations Manager in the Department of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences, School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences.
Christiaan is responsible for the day to day functioning of the Drug Control Centre (DCC), the only laboratory in the UK accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Starting in the year 2000, he specialised in the detection of protein hormones by immunoassay, particularly erythropoeitin and human growth hormone (hGH), working with WADA and the GH-2000 research team at the University of Southampton to develop anti-doping tests for hGH. As a result of this, the DCC reported the world's first adverse analytical findings for hGH in 2010 using the isoform test, and again in 2012 using the biomarker technique. Apart from setting up and running the blood/immunoassay section for the London 2012 Olympics anti-doping laboratory, Christiaan has been to several Olympic and Commonwealth Games (e.g. Athens 2004, New Delhi 2010, Rio 2016, PyeongChang 2018) to assist other WADA laboratories in the setup and running of their major games anti-doping operation. After setting up the haematological module of the Athlete Biological Passport in the laboratory in 2009, Christiaan is now Deputy Director of the DCC's Athlete Passport Management Unit, working closely with UK Anti-Doping in reviewing longitudinal profiling data.