I have been a clinical research trainer for more years than I like to admit to. I have a reputation for making potentially dry subjects interesting and engaging, and I particularly love helping people understand why GCP is so important and what it actually means in practice.
A little bit more about my background:
I am a pharmacology graduate and began my career in clinical research in 1987. I worked as a CRA and senior CRA for 5 years before moving into a full time clinical research training role in 1992. I have designed and delivered clinical research and soft skills training for a wide variety of audiences and I’ve managed training departments in two global organizations.
My career has included experience in the pharmaceutical industry (Glaxo, Lederle and Wellcome) and the CRO world (ClinTrials Research and Quintiles) and I have worked internationally, covering both ICH and FDA requirements. For 14 years I was a founding director of PharmaSchool, a specialist training company, where I worked with Pharma and Biotech companies, CROs, Hospitals, Academic Institutions and Medical Charities.
I hold a Certificate in Training and Development from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and I was a Module Leader on the Clinical Research MSc programme run at Liverpool John Moore’s University. I am the author of a book on Continuing Professional Development and I regularly chair and speak at international clinical research conferences.
I also have a network of colleagues I can call upon to help deliver specific projects if we need additional resource.