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The Team at Inspired Pharma

Short Bio's of the people involved delivering our training courses and consultancy services
Dominic Parry

Dominic Parry

Dominic Parry has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1992 and is a leading pharmaceutical quality management specialist. He worked for 4 years at Evans Medical Limited (now Novartis Vaccines) as a Production Development Scientist. He then moved to Hoechst Marion Roussel (now Patheon, UK), where he worked for 4 years as a Quality Assurance Officer and then Validation Manager for the sterile manufacturing operations.

Over the past 15 years, he has worked as a leading pharmaceutical GMP trainer and Quality Management System specialist. He works closely with pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers on evaluating, developing and continually improving their quality systems.

He is generally recognised as one of the leading GMP trainers in the UK and brings an enormous amount of interest, enthusiasm and fun into the training he presents. He is Managing Director of Inspired Pharma Training Ltd.

Peter Lavis

Peter Lavis

Peter is arguably the finest Quality Management Systems tutor in the business, his enthusiasm for quality system thinking and his outstanding training abilities have gained him international praise and appeal.  He is an IRCA registered Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor.  Peter is an enthusiastic trainer with over 30 years of quality and industrial experience, including spending the past 15 years working closely with pharmaceutical organisations small and large.

Matt Morris

Matt Morris

Matt is a dynamic, energetic and authentic trainer who demonstrates his passion and communicates this to all who encounter him. He began his Pharma career at Napp Laboratories before having short spells in related industries. He then spent 15 years with GlaxoSmithKline gaining extensive knowledge of GMP from roles in Packaging, Logistics and QC.

More recently, Matt worked as GMP Learning and Development Manager for Lonza Biologics and draws on all his varied experience to create a lively, relevant training environment.

Vanessa Parry

Vanessa started her career in the pharmaceutical industry working for Celltech (now Lonza) in 1989 primarily working in their manufacturing sites, as a cell culture and fermentation technician.   After moving to Evans Medical Limited (now Novartis Vaccines), Vanessa worked in Quality Assurance and then specialised in Documentation.  Vanessa then worked for Oxoid (now Thermo Fisher Scientific Oxoid Ltd) for 3 years also in Quality Assurance where she trained as an internal auditor.  Following this, Vanessa became a Customer Operations Consultant for GlaxoSmithKline providing first line support during and after their SAP implementation specialising in production and manufacturing areas. 

Linda Ambrose

Linda Ambrose

Linda Ambrose has a wealth of experience spanning over 40 years in large, small and multinational organisations across Europe, Asia and the USA, in both the public & private sectors and has operated at Director level in both Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Operations.  Linda is a previous Group Manager of the UK’s Medicines Inspectorate (the MHRA).

With an MBA and postgraduate qualifications in psychology, change management and the Neuroscience of Leadership, Linda has developed a specialist interest in the behavioural and psychological aspects of quality management and regulatory compliance, and operational efficiency. 

Andy Martin

Andy Martin

Andy started working in the Pharmaceutical industry in 1985 as a lab technician for Smith & Nephew.  Following this he had a number of roles culminating when he took over as QA Microbiology Manager.   In 2003 he moved into Pharmaceutical Training and then in 2007 he moved back into Microbiology when he took up the position of Microbiology Manager for Catalent Pharma Solutions.  Since 2012 he has operated as a consultant specialising in Microbiology and Quality Systems.

Christine Morris

Christine Morris

Christine started her career with Sanofi Winthrop working in QC over 20 year’s ago, moving through to the QA Department and from there into QP training as her career progressed, finally working as Head of Quality.  She has extensive experience of working in both ethical and generic pharmaceutical companies and with a wide range of dosage forms.  She is eligible to work both as a Qualified Person (QP) and a Responsible Person (RP), having extensive GMP and GDP experience internationally.

Martin Lale

Martin Lale

Martin Lale has worked in the pharmaceutical and packaging industries since 1978.  He initially worked at Wellcome for 10 years within Packaging Development, before moving to Bristol Myers Squibb to become the Nightshift Operations Manager for a further 4 years.  In addition, he has also worked for Mallinckrodt Animal Health, Eli Lilly and GSK in a variety of supply chain and leadership roles over 20 years.  In the last few years, he has worked on implementing new quality systems and helping suppliers improve their performance.

Ray Munden

Ray Munden

Ray has over 35 years of experience working in Pharmaceutical Development in a range of scientific and managerial roles. During this period he has been actively involved in product development, stability testing, stability sample and facilities management, mainly for GlaxoSmithKline. He has a particular expertise in stability testing, for which he has run numerous training courses, and is an acknowledged expert in the efficient design of stability protocols.

MIke Breese

MIke Breese

Mike has over 35 years of successful and varied experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. During that time he undertook a range of scientific as well as managerial roles for multi-national companies in Research & Development, Clinical Trials, Manufacturing and Quality Assurance. He has also travelled extensively throughout the world playing a critical role in the setting up and development of major manufacturing facilities and sites. In his current role he provides services as a contract Qualified Person and pharmaceutical consultant

Sarah Pratt

Sarah is a pharmacist with a masters in drug development.  Her career history includes senior and international roles with Sanofi, AstraZeneca and C-suite, managerial and consultancy roles across a number of smaller international innovator and contract organisations in the UK, France and Belgium.  Sarah’s major areas of expertise lie within the GDP and GMP arena within both pharmaceutical development and within commercial manufacture/supply chain sectors and she has held the position of Responsible Person on European wholesale dealers’ authorisations.  She also runs a masters module at Queen Mary University in London on Regulation within the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Mark Powell

Mark is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry with over 25 years’ experience as an analytical chemist. He is an expert in chromatography, spectroscopy and pharmaceutical dissolution testing.  Until September 2013, he was Scientific Manager at Quay Pharmaceuticals, a contract research and manufacturing organisation, where he was responsible for analytical development and technical training.  He now works as a trainer and consultant specialising in laboratory quality systems, chemical analysis and technical writing.

David Thompson

David Thompson

David is a Computer Systems Validation and Compliance expert. He has worked in the IT/Computer Systems arena for almost 30 years, the last 16 years he has provided Consultancy, Auditing and Training to the pharmaceutical/biotech and healthcare industry across the UK, Europe, Asia and the U.S.A. He is a Chartered Engineer with both the MIET and the MInstMC and a member of the GAMP MES SIG. He is involved in our data integrity and computers systems auditing courses.

Ron Orme

Ron Orme

Ron has been involved in the learning and development industry for over 20 years. He is a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute and in 2004 received the LPI ‘Colin Corder’ award for outstanding services to the training industry. He is the architect behind our website and our learning platform and also develops the web-based learning courses that we now offer to support many of our learning programmes. In addition, he also provides general business support on strategy and sales and marketing.

Dr Douglas Thorogood

Dr Douglas Thorogood is a Quality Assurance and Sterility Assurance Expert. His former roles include senior management positions in Production, QC and QA, Regulatory Affairs and Research Development for Baxter Healthcare located in U.K., U.S.A. and Belgium. His experience also includes the use and application of isolator technology and development of Aseptic Processes. Douglas’ qualifications include a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, from Guys Hospital London University and a Doctor of Philosophy.

Robert Smith

Robert is a qualified pharmacist, Qualified Person and Vice-Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society QP Eligibility Panel of Assessors.  He has spent over 25 years working in the pharmaceutical industry.  During his career he has spent time working in both clinical trial supplies and the commercial sector of the pharmaceutical industry.  He is currently a pharmaceutical consultant and has been since leaving his role as Global Head of Quality for the Clinical Pharmacy Research Services at Genzyme, in 2012.   He is a committee member of the Clinical Supplies Discussion Group

New live online interactive format a great success

All of our training courses are now being delivered using our ‘live online interactive” format. Making the transition away from classroom delivery has been challenging especially for the team delivering our highly successful and intensive 5-day Pharmaceutical GMP Lead Auditor course. But the reviews in this article show how we have risen to that challenge.

RPi Training

Following a recent announcement by the MHRA this article highlights the importance of the RPi role after the transition period has finished and the RPi training available from Inspired Pharma

GMP course for Quality Assurance personnel

Our online GMP course for QA personnel is aimed at helping QA personnel to understand their role in helping their organisation to comply with the GMP regulations.

GMP for Engineers course

Following requests from several of our clients we have just released a new Chapter in our very popular GMP online course range aimed at Engineers.

Travel difficulties – online learning may be the answer

With many organisations banning travel, or individuals simply making a personal choice not to travel, online learning can be a valuable way to keep building the skills and knowledge needed for your continued success. 

Coronavirus – an update about our training course programme

Due to the uncertainties involved in travel at the moment, and especially the risk of local lockdowns, we will be delivering most of our courses using our proven ‘live online interactive’ technology. Delegate feedback from the courses we delivered in June and July has been just as positive as our classroom courses and in addition, many people have enjoyed not having to travel in these difficult times.

Our most popular GMP and QMS articles

This article highlights some of our most popular articles

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 The MHRA’s GXP data integrity guide was published in March 2018. ‘GXP’ refers to the various good practices regulated by the UK MHRA, including the Good Laboratory Practice Monitoring Authority...

Pharma News and Articles

Read our articles on  Pharma regulatory developments as well as news about our Pharma training courses.

About Inspired Pharma

We help people in Pharma organisations to continually improve their regulatory systems to gain competitive advantage and ensure compliance.

We offer a wide range of highly praised and respected classroom and online training courses and also provide our global pharma clients with consultancy support. Our classroom courses are available on a public schedule and also can be customised for inhouse delivery at a client site.

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Forthcoming Public Courses

All of our public courses are being delivered using our proven 'live online interactive' courseware enabling you to attend the course from your home or workplace and be heard and seen throughout, just as you would be if we were in a room together.

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October

20 Good Manufacturing Practice

21 Sterile Products 

29 Data Integrity 

November

10 Internal Auditor

16 Pharma GMP Lead Auditor

24 Problem Solving

30 Pharma GMP Lead Auditor

December

08 Responsible Person

14 Pharma GMP Lead Auditor

Online courses available anytime anywhere 

Data Integrity

Good Distribution Practice (GDP)

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

Pharma Quality Management Systems module

QP Medicinal Chemistry & Therapeutics module 

QP Quality Management Systems module

Each course typically consists of 10-20 minute chapters of content followed by a quiz based assessment. The QP courses feature tutor assessment too. The learning is accessed over the internet using desktop computers, laptops, tablets and even smartphones.

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