Clinical Development Director
Valerie Ludbrook is Clinical Development Director at GSK
Over 15 years experience of working in the immuno- inflammation scientific field and 22 years experience of working in drug discovery, translational research and clinical development. • Experience in early phase clinical development, using strategic thinking to develop clinical plans and design phase I/II studies. • Lead cross matrix teams to prepare clinical documents including Investigator Brochures, Clinical Protocols and Study Procedure Manuals, to meet tight timelines. • Manage the design and set up of clinical studies including protocol amendments and responses to regulatory authorities and ethics committees. • Collaboration with key opinion leaders to facilitate well designed studies capable of answering the range of questions posed by different stake holders. • Clinical Study Manager involving coordination of the study team, external service providers and investigators to ensure the timely set up and smooth running of studies. • Communication of study backgrounds to various investigators and study teams at investigator meetings and in smaller TC’s to engage and motivate teams to participate in studies. • Drug discovery experience in cell biology and cell signalling including target identification and optimisation.