John Edwards, MSc, Senior Director Project Management, Peri- and Post-Approval Research Operations - Evidera

John Edwards

MSc, Senior Director of Project Management, Peri- and Post-Approval Research Operations

John joined in September 2009 and is based in the Winchester, UK office. He has over 25 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry in initially manufacturing clinical trial supplies for Beecham Pharmaceuticals and then moving to Wyeth Laboratories working in several departments from quality control to process development, and over-the-counter new product development for Whitehall New Product Development Centre (part of the Wyeth group). John worked at Link Pharmaceuticals initially as their technical manager and then becoming the development manager where he was responsible for generic product development and became interested in clinical research while outsourcing clinical studies to CROs.

With his experience, John provides senior-level oversight for full service global interventional Phase IIIb and Phase IV studies and open label extensions in the respiratory, infectious disease and general medicine indications. In his role, John is a point of escalation to his study teams having led multiple global clinical studies of high complexity during his project management career. While John oversees several global studies, he provides strategic input as well as practical solutions for the delivery of these complex studies. John is highly effective at building relationships with customers by understanding of the requirements of the sponsor teams and delivering as promised, therefore building trust with clients. He proactively discusses potential risks with clients and encourages functional leads to drive issues forward by providing solutions to clients. John has a masters degree in Pharmaceutical Science.