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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.

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.

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.

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.

Mark Powell

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.

Katy Charles

Katy Charles

Katy has been involved in the learning industry for over 20 years working in a variety of sales and marketing roles.  Katy has recently taken on the role of Account Director with Inspired Pharma.  Her role will be to build on the existing strong relationships between Inspired Pharma and our clients and to ensure that our client’s future training needs are met fully.  Katy will also be working to build new relationships with organisations that, as yet, do not work with Inspired Pharma. 

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.

Peter Deegan

Peter Deegan

Peter joins Inspired Pharma from AstraZeneca, where he led the QA function for regulatory GXP compliance. Peter is a GMP Qualified Person and an expert in GxP Quality Management Systems where he brings a wealth of current practical international auditing and training experience from industry. With over 25 years GMP, Regulatory Affairs and ISO 9001 Quality Systems experience, Peter also specialises in international QMS, Japan, India and Middle East.

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

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.

Find out about our course ranges

GMP Training

QMS Training

GDP/RP Training

GMP Compliance

QP Training

GDP Compliance

Planning to perform audits

As with everything else in life, planning is everything. An audit is much more effective for everyone concerned if the auditor takes a short amount of time to plan the audit correctly. This article incudes a checklistlist of things to include in the planning of any effective audit.

Ensure your team understand the importance of Data Integrity

Now Available - online Data Integrity training for your team Our 20-minute online Data Integrity training course will ensure your entire team understand the importance of Data Integrity and their...

New EU GMP Directive published

The European Union has published its new Directive for pharmaceutical manufacturing sites that is to replace the existing Directive (Directive 2003/94/EC) for human medicines. From having an initial look at the new Directive, here are a few comments.

What Pharma Companies Need to Know about Measuring Instrument Calibration

According to pharmaceutical cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) guidelines, pharma companies need to conduct regular instrument calibration as part of their validation and qualification activities. This article gives an overview of what is involved.

Must, Shall and Should – the use of these words in GMP

What is the difference in meaning between these words in the context of GMP?, In this post I explain, using EU GMP as my point of reference, although as you will find out, there are occasions within EU GMP where the incorrect terms have been used.

Management Review – who, what, where and when?

The idea of Management Review meetings has only been a formal GMP requirement for the past 5 years or so. In the many visits that I do to pharmaceutical manufacturing sites I see these done – but rarely done well, which is a real shame. So what are these GMP Management Review meetings, why do we have them, what should be discussed, who should attend and how often should we have them?

2018 course dates

Details of our scheduled public course dates for 2018

Standards to use when auditing suppliers

If you are working to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) then you will need to audit many of your suppliers. GMP does not really tell you what pharmaceutical supplier standards you should or could use when auditing your suppliers this post lists of all the key standards to use when auditing suppliers including links to all of the key documents and authorities.

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

September

10 Pharma GMP Lead Auditor

October

09 Data Integrity
10 Good Distribution Practice
17 Good Manufacturing Practice

November

05 Pharma GMP Lead Auditor Manchester, UK
13 Internal Auditor
20 Sterile Products
27 Problem Solving

December

03 Pharma GMP Lead Auditor

All pharma training courses held in Reading UK unless stated otherwise. Click on course name for full details.

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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