Julian has 27 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, including 23 years in Quality Assurance, providing support to drug and device manufacture and analysis, and clinical trial conduct.
Julian’s career began in the UK National Health Service, where he qualified in Medical Laboratory Sciences before going on to work as a Biological Scientist in commercial Research and Development and Quality Control laboratories. He entered the world of Quality Assurance in 1994, and has held senior QA management positions within pharmaceutical, medical device and Contract Research Organisations.
Julian set up Cogent QA Ltd as a freelance quality consultancy business in 2011. Cogent QA Ltd provides independent quality management consultancy, auditing and training services to Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device organisations of all sizes.
Julian is a Chartered Quality Professional and a member of the Chartered Quality Institute and the Research Quality Association.