Director and Chief Scientific Officer at AKL Therapeutics
Currently Chief Scientific Officer at AKL Therapeutics Ltd (http://www.aklrd.com), a company that identifies secondary metabolites of plant origin with proven efficacy and safety, which are then synthesized before undergoing standard pharmaceutical clinical development.
I am an experienced, commercially aware, broad based scientist who can rapidly assimilate knowledge in new therapeutic areas and apply this knowledge to provide strategic input into development of life cycle plans. I have excellent interactive and presentation skills with all functions in a multi-layered pharmaceutical company at all levels of seniority.
Following a degree in Applied Biology at Brunel University, I worked at Glaxo before undertaking microbiology research at the Royal Free Hospital in London and the University of London School of Pharmacy. I then undertook various roles in Clinical Research at Ayerst/Wyeth, across a range of therapeutic areas including diabetes, CNS, gastroenterology, and inflammation, providing Strategic Scientific Support, Health Technology Assessment, and Clinical Trial design and strategy. I was project lead for all submissions to NICE for the biologic etanercept
Following promotion to European Clinical Science Director Inflammation in 2006, I was responsible for:
• Strategic scientific input into clinical, commercial and access programmes
• Co-Chair of Optimisation Expert Panel and member of three other Expert Panels
• Project lead for internal training programme
• Membership of various global internal teams (Asset Teams, Publication strategy, investigator initiated protocol approval etc)
Twice I was awarded the President's Achieving Excellence Award
From 2010 I undertook consultancy work for a number of companies involved in thepharmaceutical industry including Pfizer, Napp, UCB, and Norgine.
I have authored one book chapter, 26 peer reviewed papers, 5 letters to and 45 abstracts
Visit website: https://akltherapeutics.com/about_us/executive-team/
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