Since completing my Masters in Toxicology in 2000, my career in the Toxicology field has been focused on Nonclinical Regulatory Toxicology. I have worked both in the UK and in North America, so the extent of my regulatory involvement covers a wide scope for both EMEA and FDA submissions. On the practical toxicology side, by early career was General Toxicology, then with my move to Canada, I began overseeing studies in Infusion, Pharmacology and Neurotoxicology. Taking my scientific background further, I joined the business group for a year to learn and develop my skills and understanding on the financial and operational side of the business. This lead me in good stead, to then move into Program Management. I oversaw Key Global Accounts and their programs globally across the business. My background as a Study Director and my understanding on a business level was critical to my success in this group. Having moved back to the UK, I gained my ERT certification, and now in my current role, I oversee the Toxicology Group, as Team Leader. Within the team, we act as Project Mangers for all outsourced studies and assist in all key regulatory decisions within sub-teams to allow pipeline to progress or for decisions for movement from discovery into development.
As a mentor, I would be able to assist with any questions on nonclinical Regulatory Toxicology, both here in the UK and also from my experience in North America. There has been a lot that I’ve learnt along my career path to-date, and would welcome the opportunity to pay it forward as a mentor.