Laura Brown, PhD, MBA, Diploma Clinical Sciences is an independent QA and Training Consultant in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and Course Director for the MSc in Clinical Research, School of Pharmacy at the University of Cardiff. Laura has more than 20year's experience of running clinical trials and clinical quality assurance in the pharmaceutical industry.
Laura Brown has held a number of international and senior management QA positions in the pharmaceutical industry including as an Associate Director with a leading GCP audit consultancy. She has worked for several international companies including GSK, Hoechst Marion Roussel and Phoenix International.
Laura is author of a chapter on "Training QA staff" in the leading GXP book: "Good Clinical, Laboratory and Manufacturing Practices". She is author of SCRIP's latest GCP guide and a "Practical Guide to the Clinical Trial Directive, a chapter on International Drug Development, Impact of Brexit, and several articles on the new EU Clinical Trails Regulation. She is also co-author of several books including "Developing the Individual" and "Project Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry". She has regularly lectured at conferences and on training courses on QA and GCP issues.
Laura developed an e-learning module: "How to Prepare for Audit and Inspection" for Zenosis (A regulatory commercial e-learning training organization) and an e-learning GXP SOP series for Henry Stewart Conferences.
Laura runs many training courses both on public courses and in-company on topics including: pharmaceutical project management, understanding the pharmaceutical industry/drug development, writing and managing SOPs, GCP, clinical trial regulations, the new ICH GCP R2 guideline, managing clinical trials, QA Management and business skills, how to prepare for audit and inspection.