Faculty PictureLiz brings a wealth of practical and pragmatic experience drawn from over 25 years hands on experience in pharmaceuticals and medical devices, blended with formal coaching qualifications and experience in elite sport. Her professional expertise is drawn from a variety of roles in Medical Affairs, sales management, marketing and patient engagement across a range of therapy areas. She has extensive line management and leadership experience, having developed and headed international teams for over a decade.

Professional background

Following a short career in clinical medicine, Liz joined the pharmaceutical industry, initially working in a field based medical role, closely aligned with the sales organization of a major pharmaceutical company. This enabled her to gain insight into the challenges of front line medical liaison. She assumed management responsibility for a newly formed team of field based scientific staff working across therapy areas and product lifecycle.
She led the marketing of Schering Plough’s UK hepatology portfolio, Liz was responsible for product strategy and successfully led three product launches and a successful NICE submission. During this time she also led product training for the therapy area.
Liz assumed management responsibility for a regional sales team. This provided hands on experience in sales training, supervision and management, together with an understanding of the dynamics of the sales environment across both primary and secondary care.
Returning to Medical Affairs in 2003, Liz was instrumental in the development of the global medical affairs team at Norgine. Following secondments to drug safety and project management she was appointed Vice President of Medical Affairs in 2011, and manages a team of 70 staff across Europe.
More recently she has assumed responsibility for patient engagement at Norgine and has become a recognized speaker in this field, having participated as speaker, chair and panel member at numerous Medical Affairs & Healthcare Conferences since 2015.
In 2018 she established an independent coaching, training and facilitation practice.

Education and qualifications

Liz holds an MB BS, MSc, Universities of London & Portsmouth. She has a Diploma in Psychological Coaching and certificates in Assertion and Communication Skills, Management and Leadership Skills.

Personal

In her leisure time Liz enjoys running, yoga, reading and gardening.

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