RTH Scientific Services

Our People

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Lawrence Fanning BAppSc (Chem), MRACI

Lab Manager & Chief Chemist

Lawrence is the co-founder of RTH. Following a brief industrial chemistry career in the 1970s, he spent several years as a chemistry teacher, finally re-entering the chemical analysis industry in 2004. Lawrence is an expert in analysis by LC-MS, wet chemistry and physical testing including method development and validation. He oversees all aspects of laboratory operations including analysis, method development and maintenance of the laboratory’s APVMA accreditation. He prides himself on client rapport, delivering targeted analytical solutions and rapid turnaround of results.

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Dr Kent Fanning BSc(Hons), PhD

Senior Laboratory Chemist

Kent joined the RTH team full-time in 2018, after working part-time for several years as a consulting analyst. Following completion of his PhD with UQ’s Therapeutic Research Unit, Kent spent 10 years as a Research Scientist with the Queensland Government (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries). In this time, he developed and undertook a range of analyses on food and other natural products, with a particular focus on anthocyanins and carotenoids. Kent has developed expertise in working with clients to understand, tailor and deliver exactly what they want, on time and on budget.


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Julia Fanning BScPharm

QA Manager

Julia received her pharmacy degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada. In 2009, she became registered with the Australian Pharmacy Board and worked as a clinical pharmacist at both the Princess Alexandra and Mater hospitals. At RTH, Julia oversees the quality assurance, database and documentation systems.

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Claire Fanning BSc, BEd

Accounts Manager

Claire has worked in the business since 2004 as the accounts manager and co-director.