Laura Brown

Dr Laura Brown MBA, BSc (Biochemistry), BSc (Psychology), PhD, Diploma in Clinical Science, FICR, is a Pharmaceutical Management and Training Consultant, Course Director for the MSc in Clinical Research at the University of Cardiff. She has more than 19 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked for several companies, including GlaxoWellcome, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Farmitalia and Phoenix International. She has worked in Drug Development, Clinical Research, Quality Assurance and Marketing and has a particular expertise in Clinical Research and GCP issues. She was Chairman of the ACRPI GCP Forum for six years. She regularly writes on clinical research issues and ICH GCP, is author of SCRIP’s GCP guide and is a member of the editorial board of the Good Clinical Practice Journal. She is co-author of several books on management including ‘Developing the Individual’, 'The Ultimate Book of Business Skills’ and ‘Pharmaceutical Project Management’.

  • Next: 29 Feb-1 Mar 2024 Live online
  • Also: 13-14 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 10-11 Oct 2024 Live online

Effective Training Skills in the Pharma Industry

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This interactive training skills and processes in pharma course is ideal for anyone with responsibility for planning or delivering training in the pharma, device or animal health industries (includes face-to-face and virtual training).

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 11-12 Mar 2024 Live online
  • Also: 17-18 Jun 2024 Classroom
  • Also: 26-27 Sep 2024 Live online
  • Also: 9-10 Dec 2024 Live online

Project Management for Pharma Professionals

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The leading project management course designed specifically for the pharma/bio industries – also applicable to those working in medical devices and animal health Includes: Interactive workshop sessions

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 15 Mar 2024 Live online
  • Also: 1 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 22 Nov 2024 Live online

GCP and Clinical Research Update - Hot Inspection Topics

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This course provides recent updates on the New ICH GCP R3 guideline, EU Clinical Trial Regulation update, other EU and FDA requirements, consideration for managing studies in the future and AI and other technology developments.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 22 Mar 2024 Live online
  • Also: 23 Jul 2024 Classroom
  • Also: 25 Nov 2024 Live online

Root Cause Analysis and Critical Thinking

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This programme will explore the key concepts of critical thinking applied to problem solving and decision making for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical professionals

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 12 Apr 2024 Live online
  • Also: 22 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 6 Dec 2024 Live online

Data Integrity and Document Management

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Data integrity is a critical issue in document governance and is increasingly becoming a focus for regulatory inspections globally. This course will equip you with the necessary knowledge to identify and avoid potential data integrity issues before auditors do.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 18-19 Apr 2024 Live online
  • Also: 24-25 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 17-18 Oct 2024 Live online

Managing Service Providers including CRO and CMOs oversight to comply with ICH GCP R3

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Optimising oversight for inspection compliance

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 22 Apr 2024 Live online
  • Also: 19 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 13 Dec 2024 Live online

CAPA (Corrective and Preventative Action)

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This course will cover CAPA methodology and documentation, diagnosing process improvement, developing options for process improvement, and planning and implementation in process improvements and CAPA.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 23 Apr 2024 Live online
  • Also: 18 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 12 Dec 2024 Live online

Best Practice for Writing Effective SOPs

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An essential course for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and including best practice SOP writing using process mapping.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 25-26 Apr 2024 Live online
  • Also: 15-16 Jul 2024 Classroom
  • Also: 3-4 Oct 2024 Live online

MBA Strategic Thinking for Pharma and Biopharma Professionals

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Working in the highly competitive pharmaceutical industry, with ever-increasing change and pressure, is probably one of the most challenging managerial roles of any industry today.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 29-30 Apr 2024 Live online
  • Also: 11-12 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 2-3 Dec 2024 Live online

Clinical Trial Monitoring

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This course will assure monitors understand the importance of compliance with latest ICH GCP R3 requirements, and how these apply to monitoring clinical trials in the future.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 2-3 May 2024 Live online
  • Also: 16-17 Sep 2024 Live online

Clinical Trial Regulatory Requirements

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This course will take you through the key regulatory and guideline requirements for clinical research in Europe, including the new EU Clinical Trial Regulation and a brief review of key FDA requirements.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 10 May 2024 Live online
  • Also: 13 Sep 2024 Live online

An Essential Overview of the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries

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This programme will give you an invaluable overview of the pharmaceutical industry, from discovery of the molecule through development to marketing.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 15-17 May 2024 Live online
  • Also: 31 Jul-2 Aug 2024 Live online
  • Also: 6-8 Nov 2024 Live online

The Pharma Mini MBA

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A three-day accelerated management programme to give you the high-performance management skills of an MBA, designed specifically for pharmaceutical/biotechnology professionals and also applicable to medical device/animal health industries

  • 18 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 20-21 May 2024 Live online
  • Also: 25-26 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 11-12 Nov 2024 Live online

EU Clinical Trial Regulation 536/2014: Overview and Implementation Experience

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This course will provide an update on the experience of working to the regulation since Go-live, to help your implementation and compliance including transferring clinical trials from the directive to the regulation.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 7 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 8 Oct 2024 Live online

Risk Management for Pharma and Biopharma Professionals

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This essential course will explain the importance of using risk management techniques in drug and device development to comply with the latest focus on inspection in this area.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 10 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 7 Oct 2024 Live online

How to Improve Accuracy and Attention to Detail

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Understand the importance of accuracy and attention to detail in day-to-day work and overcome the distractions of home working

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 21 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 14 Oct 2024 Live online

Working with Emotional Intelligence in the Pharmaceutical and Biopharma Industry

Updated for 2024

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This emotional intelligence in pharma and biopharma straining course will help you learn to communicate more effectively in the pharma and biopharma industries. "What really matters for success, character, happiness and life long achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your EQ — not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by IQ tests.” — Daniel Goleman

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 26-28 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 23-25 Oct 2024 Live online

Clinical Research Project Management

Updated for 2024

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The leading clinical research project management course designed specifically for the pharma/bio industries – also applicable to those working in medical devices and animal health

  • 18 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 4-5 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 18-19 Nov 2024 Live online

Agile Leadership for Pharma and Biopharma Professionals in a hybrid world

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This comprehensive two-day course will introduce you to the core concepts of what makes an excellent leader - in the context of the pharmaceutical industry - and how to apply the different skills of leading your staff and team to maximise results

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 29 Jul-2 Aug 2024 Live online

The Leadership and Management Summer School for Pharma Professionals

Summer school

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Working in the highly competitive pharmaceutical industry, with ever-increasing change and pressure, is probably one of the most challenging managerial roles of any industry today. This 5-day Summer School has been especially designed to help you transcend these challenges by training you to become equipped to see the bigger picture in all aspects of your role.

  • 30 CPD hours Intensive
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 23-24 May 2024 Live online
  • Also: 19-20 Sep 2024 Live online

Clinical Quality Management Systems

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A two-day course that will ensure you comply with new regulatory requirements.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown