Meet the Team

Our team is based in Abercynon. It consists of scientists, entrepreneurs and administration experts. Each of us have different expertise which we leverage to ensure we meet your requirements.


Santi Dominguez

CEO and Founder

Santi Dominguez is a business graduate-turned-entrepreneur. He has co-founded companies in Spain and the UK, bought the German company G.A.S GmbH (the daughter company of IMSPEX Diagnostics Ltd). He has also sold a company to Chinese acquirers. Santi sits on company boards in Spain, UK, Germany and California. He is passionate about driving innovation through Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) analysis.

Dr Emma Brodrick

Systems Application Manager

Dr Emma Brodrick is a PhD graduate from the University of South Wales. Emma did her undergraduate degree in Physics, later followed by an MSc degree in Adult Nursing. It was during this degree that she became passionate about contributing to the health care sector. Therefore, she undertook a PhD focusing on the detection of biomarkers related to lung cancer. Her degrees have armed her with expert knowledge of the healthcare sector, IMS and technical/troubleshooting queries.

Her PhD had great impact in the medical diagnostics field. As a result, IMSPEX had no hesitation in hiring her in 2016. She has won over £3 million in research grants. She recently led a large Horizon 2020 project which focused on the development and application of the BreathSpec© for tackling microbial resistance. This project secured €3 million and generated significant findings. The project involved successful collaboration with prominent consortium members including NHS hospitals and Russell-group universities.

Emma is passionate about developing new IMS applications and widening the markets to which IMS is accessible. However, she is most passionate about the medical applications of IMS technology. She has worked closely with clinical partners across a broad range of projects and clinical trials. Her work at IMSPEX has particularly focused on reducing antimicrobial resistance, improving cancer diagnosis and detecting liver disease.

Emma takes on a customer facing role, installing instruments on-site and providing on-going training and support. She is happy to answer general and technical enquiries.

Lisa Davies

Finance Manager

Lisa Davies has been with IMSPEX since the very beginning. She is the finance manager here at IMSPEX and deals with the day-to-day running of the company. For any financial enquiries, she is the person to go to! She has extensive knowledge of IMSPEX operations and is happy to help with general enquiries too.

Dr Kirstie Goggin

Analytical Scientist 

Dr Kirstie Goggin completed her PhD at the University of South Wales in 2019. Her research was part-funded by IMSPEX Diagnostics Ltd. She developed new ways of monitoring authenticity in palm oil supply chains, using our FlavourSpec© system. As a result, she has published her findings in various peer-reviewed journals. She has also given talks at prominent international conferences.

With her advanced knowledge of IMS and determination, Kirstie impressed us here at IMSPEX. In October 2019, we decided she would make a great addition to our team. Kirstie now takes on a customer facing role, helping to install instruments on-site. She also provides training and on-going support to customers. Her creative mind is handy for running our social media accounts and updating our website.

She is happy to answer any general or technical enquiries that you might have.