Jo is a pharmacology graduate and began her career in clinical research in 1987. She worked as a CRA and senior CRA for 5 years before moving into a full time clinical research training role in 1992.
She has designed and delivered clinical research and soft skills training for a wide variety of audiences and has managed training departments in two global organizations. Her career has included experience in the pharmaceutical industry (Glaxo, Lederle and Wellcome) and the CRO world (ClinTrials Research and Quintiles) and she has worked internationally, covering both ICH and FDA requirements.
She was a founding Director of Pharma School for 14 years, and is now the CEO of JoBurmester.com. She holds a Certificate in Training and Development from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, was a Module Leader on the MSc Program run at Liverpool John Moore’s University. She regularly chairs and speaks at international clinical research conferences and is the author of a book on Continuing Professional Development.