Senior IT Officer
Javed Nazir is a Senior IT Officer for the Drug Control Centre in the Department of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences, School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences.
Having excelled in his undergraduate studies, Javed was awarded a Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering studentship by AstraZeneca in 1999 to study for a PhD in the Application of Artificial Intelligence to Pharmaceutical Sciences at King’s. After having successfully completed his PhD in 2003, Javed joined the Drug Control Centre to design and develop a Laboratory Information Management System.
Over the years, he has successfully devised and deployed numerous IT strategies to ensure the IT system at the Centre remains reliable, robust, and complies with both the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) requirements and the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) requirements. In addition, he has managed many IT projects and implemented numerous cost-effective IT solutions to increase both efficiency and productivity.
In 2012, he acted as the main King's IT coordinator and Laboratory Information Management System administrator for the London 2012 Olympic Games working in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline and Thermo Fisher Scientific to successfully deliver a Laboratory Information Management System for the Anti-Doping Science Centre in Harlow. In 2016, Javed was invited by the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory to act as an international Laboratory Information Management System expert to prepare the laboratory for the successful delivery of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In 2020, Javed presented the Drug Control Centre's Laboratory Information Management System at the 38th internationally renowned Manfred Donike Workshop on Dope Analysis in Cologne, Germany.
Javed is currently in charge of the IT strategy and the computer systems required to support the Centre's unique objectives and goals.