Leadership

Bridget-Anne Kirwan, Ph.D. – Chief Executive Officer/Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Kirwan serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of SOCAR Research. Dr. Kirwan is a seasoned senior executive with more than 20 years of international CRO experience within the biomedical and medical device sector. She is a recognised leader in the area of clinical research. Dr. Kirwan is skilled at building dedicated operational teams which perform accurately and efficiently to surpass client expectations. A recognised expert in her field, Dr. Kirwan has worked with many leading pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies. Dr. Kirwan is highly regarded in academic circles. She holds teaching posts at several of Europe's leading universities; and she is a regular featured speaker within the industry at numerous international conferences and meetings. Dr. Kirwan is the author of many scientific articles which have been published in leading U.S. and European journals. She holds a Master's degree and PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

Sophie de Brouwer, Ph.D. – Vice President/Director of Biometrics

Sophie de Brouwer serves as Biometrics Director at SOCAR Research. Dr. de Brouwer has 10 years experience in the clinical trials industry. She worked on a wide variety of trials and manages a thriving Data Operations and Statistical Analysis Department. Dr. de Brouwer was Project Leader for the in-house team responsible for the development of SOCAR's web-based e-Clinical solution, e-SOCDAT™. Dr. de Brouwer is the author of multiple publications which have appeared in many high-impact U.S. and European journals. She holds a Master's degree in Engineering (Applied Mathematics) and a PhD in Applied Science from the University of Louvain, Belgium.

Thierry Pauchard – Head of Finance, Administration and Human Resources

Mr. Thierry Pauchard serves as Head of Finance and Administration and Human Resources at SOCAR Research. Mr. Pauchard has over 15 years experience in the clinical research industry. Prior to joining SOCAR Research, Mr. Pauchard held senior operational positions in medium size to large commercial companies.
Mr. Pauchard studied at Universities of Lausanne and Fribourg, Switzerland.



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