James is an extremely competent, enthusiastic, and highly experienced toxicologist with over 30 years of experience (Study Monitor and Study Director roles) providing project support, for an extremely broad range of study types, including designing bespoke investigative studies, across both Pharmaceutical and Agrochemical sectors. Inhalation toxicology specialist. Extensive GLP competence and provided significant support to many MHRA GLP inspections.
After completing his first degree in Biological Sciences (University of Sussex), James started his career at Life Science Research in Eye, Suffolk, UK (now part of the Covance group) as a trainee Study Director, gaining a vast wealth of hands on experience across multiple study types and industry sectors. He subsequently moved to the Zeneca Central Toxicology Laboratory (subsequently part of Syngenta) at Alderley Park as a Study Director for an extensive range of studies, from acute to carcinogenicity studies, including bespoke investigative and mechanistic studies. During his time at CTL, James specialized in inhalation toxicology and latterly also managed the clinical pathology and microbiology laboratories and completed a master’s degree in applied Toxicology (University of Surrey). After nine years (and the closure of CTL), James moved to AstraZeneca Safety Assessment as a Study Director and Study Monitor supporting a wide range of projects, including several iv infusion administration infection projects. James also spent three years as a Study Director for in vitro dermal absorption studies at a small specialized CRO (Dermal Technology Laboratory, Keele University), before re-joining AstraZeneca, in Cambridge, as a Study Monitor for a very broad range of novel therapeutic agents (mRNAs, ASOs) as well as small molecules and inhalation toxicology support.
In April 2020 James joined RSA as a consultant toxicologist with a wealth of cross industry experience and is looking forward to working with you on a diverse range of projects, applying his extensive toxicological knowledge and study management expertise.