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Summary

With a Masters’ degree in Public Health, my educational background has propelled me into a progressive professional career in Clinical Research. I am a matured and ambitious proactive individual, an efficient team player who also works well independently as well as in a team. An assertive, trustworthy and reliable person with ability to multi-task; with highly developed communication, co-ordination, planning and organisational skills. I have over the years gained experience in all facets of clinical research lifecycle, various study procedures and processes by working with experienced clinical staff and by my own self drive. I have worked in various therapeutic areas and have done site selection, investigator identification and other startup tasks for various other therapeutic areas. I have managed various study sites from start up to closeout and performed monitoring visits across various African countries, in addition to administering protocol and related study training and support to assigned sites.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Site Network Manager, West Africa
    Since June 2015
    Acting as main point of contact for West Africa clinical trial sites and ensuring right sites are selected for assigned studies by collaborating with project teams and also driving strategies for non-project issues such as site business strategy, infrastructure and capabilities, mutual recruitment pipelines, achieving patient recruitment and performance results for assigned sites.

  • Clinical Operations Manager
    Since January 2015
    Managing staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable regulations. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems. Participating in the selection and onboarding process for new clinical staff by conducting candidate review and participating in the interviewing process. Conducting onboarding training for new staff in conjunction with Human Resources and Learning and Development training programs.

Past Experience

  • Snr Clinical Research Associate
    April 2012 --- December 2014
    Performing site selection, initiation, monitoring and close-out visits in accordance with contracted scope of work and good clinical practice. • Providing monitoring visits and site management for a variety of protocols, sites and therapeutic areas. • Administering protocol and related study training to assigned sites and establishing regular lines of communication with sites to manage ongoing project expectations and issues. • Evaluating the quality and integrity of study site practices related to the proper conduct of the protocol and adherence to applicable regulations and escalating quality issues to Clinical Team Lead (CTL) and/or line manager. • Managing the progress of assigned studies by tracking regulatory submissions and approvals, recruitment and enrollment, case report form (CRF) completion and submission, and data query generation and resolution. • Creating and maintaining appropriate documentation regarding site management, monitoring visit findings and action plans by submitting regular visit reports and other required study documentation. • Acting as a mentor for clinical staff including conducting co-monitoring and training visits. • Providing assistance to the CTL with design of study tools, documents and processes.

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
    November 2009 --- March 2012

  • Project Manager
    March 2009 --- May 2009

  • Programme Manager
    June 2006 --- December 2008

Education

  • MSc in Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, U. of London in 2008
  • BA, Business Management in from University of Westminster in 2007

Training and Certification

  • Good Clinical Practice in 2015 Training

Area / Region

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Others

Driving License
  • Yes