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Physician Medical Reviewer, 2021 - Present

ProPharma Group - home-based - global team spanning Australia, USA and Europe

Pharmacovigilance: Global - vaccine safety/ immunology - COVID-19 - (two vaccine company clients)

 

Current responsibilities include in-line case safety review, oversight of Signal detection activities,
input to Safety summary reports, Periodic Benefit Risk Evaluation Reports, 
and membership of the Sprint team.
I have investigated deviations, finding the route cause, and have developed proportionate Corrective Actions and
Preventative Actions.


Whilst undertaking the above roles, I have also helped to develop the PV Operations culminating in positive feedback
and acknowledgment of 'good work' being noted by the Program manager. 
Indeed, I have also supported the development of a team of physicians, maintained and developed SOPs and other
process documentation, including work instructions, and flagged up potential inspection findings,
as any good team-player might, whose focus is on 'the bigger picture'.


This successful re-entry into industry has demonstrated my ability to maintain an effective,
long-term memory of previously-learned industry skills and experiences
(paralleled to the earlier re-entry to clinical practise, 2015),
and has shown my inherent adaptability to have ventured into a new therapy area: vaccine safety.


My post-marketing pharmacovigilance experience is strong, and this present engagement has, insatiably,
'whetted my appetite' for future work in industry, and with 'serendipity' being one of my 'buzz words',
I would be glad to hear from future employers who might wish to allow me to demonstrate my ongoing ability to
easily-venture into new therapy areas,
and/ or to begin to develop my experience into the pharmacovigilance of drug development. 

Company Director, 2019 - Present

Incorporation of Thomson-Walsh Property Ltd.

Yes, you have read this correctly: this is one of my hobbies which I turned into a parallel business venture. 
This is not the main focus of my career, clearly.

Hands-on property development (UK & Ireland), including:
minor electrical works, plumbing, decorating, kitchen and bathroom fitting, minor subsidence works,
gardens maintenance and development, and drafting a house design.

Medical Director, 2017 - Present

Incorporation of Thomson-Walsh Ltd.

Provision of GP locum services. 
This is also a 'vehicle' for the provision of any potential fixed-term pharmaceutical industry contracts.


Has included a short-lived, enjoyable, venture into television production as a Medical Consultant:
Dr. Christian Will See You Now, Firecracker Films, for UKTV (2017)

Managing the company finances, accounting, book-keeping, budget holder.
Included the launch of a good-will project: TEDtrust® (2021).

General Practitioner 2015 - Present

Successful re-entry to clinical practise after the completion of the GP Refresher program -
to maintain clinical practise, as 'an extra iron in the fire' - Hertfordshire.


Short-term, ad-hoc locum, County Durham (born and raised here)
Short-term, ad-hoc locum, North-West & Central London (based here since 2009)

Short-term, ad-hoc locum, Republic of Ireland (in-laws live here, and plans for retirement here).


As of 2021, the plan is, now, to keep the clinical skills up-to-date in Ireland, only;
performing the minimum necessary weeks/ year of clinical practise. 
Part of the semi-retirement plan, and it helps to keep a 'worthwhile hobby' as part of resilience-building
whilst focussing on the pharmaceutical industry. (Semi-retirement planned for circa 2040!)

Associate Medical Director, 2014 - 15

Takeda Development Centre, Europe, Central London, UK

Global Pharmacovigilance: Cardiology, Respiratory, Diabetes, Pain, Over-the-counter, Traditional remedies
Benefit-Risk Assessment, Aggregate Reporting, PSURs, Product Quality Complaints, Signal Detection, CCDS Updates,
developed PV operations to permit outsourcing.
Medical Signatory, SOP development, Line manager
Trained and developed doctors and scientists.

Medical Affairs Manager, 2012 - 14

Takeda (UK & Ireland), High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


Medical Affairs: Diabetes, Haematology, Oncology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pain, Renal

Pharmacovigilance: live case review: Oncology (post-marketing)
PMCPA/ IPHA/ MHRA medical signatory
Trained and developed sales and marketing colleagues.

Medical Advisor, 2009 - 2012

Boehringer Ingelheim (UK & Ireland), Bracknell, Royal Berkshire


Medical Affairs: Cardiology, Respiratory 
Pharmacovigilance: live case review: Cardiology, Respiratory, Diabetes, Pain, Neurology (post-marketing)

Reviewed and contributed to development of sales and marketing material, non-promotional activity, and strategy.

General Practitioner, 2005 - 09

North-East England: County Durham, North Yorkshire

Included BUPA Wellness centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

General Practitioner Training Rotation, 2002 - 05

North Tees University Hospital, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The Friarage, Northallerton, North Yorkshire

Paediatrics

The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Head & Neck Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Acute Medicine

 

County Durham

General Practice, Diplomate of the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare
(Faculty of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists).

 

Emergency Doctor 2001 - 02

Alice Springs Hospital, Northern Territory, Australia
Emergency Department

The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
Accident & Emergency/ Emergency Department.

Internship 2000 - 01

The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
Acute Medicine, Gastroenterology, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Chest Medicine, Renal
Vascular Surgery, General Surgery

Anaesthesia, Oncology.

Sheffield Medical School, 1995 - 2000
Included an eight weeks' elective in Rotorua General Hospital, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand (1998).

TEDtrust® is a registered trademark of Thomson-Walsh Ltd.

 
 
 
 
 
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