Stuart worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years where he designed, ran & reported clinical trials. His role was rapidly expanded to include education of sales & marketing personnel. Stuart created & developed a medical support role where he provided technical, scientific & medical information to clinicians & other healthcare professionals working in niches of difficult-to-treat conditions. He was an active member & initiator of numerous cross-functional teams.
Stuart passionately believes in helping each individual achieve their full potential. His ability to make a complex idea or process understandable by all, breaking it down into small pieces & delivering it at a level relevant to his audience, is key to his success as a trainer, educator & confidante. He frequently applies these skills as he works with people of all ages & abilities in schools, businesses & public settings.
Stuart was a visiting lecturer at Loughborough University where he spoke on clinical trials & drug development to staff, undergraduates & postgraduates. He also gave talks for the University Careers service & was an Alumni industry representative on a University team seeking to build stronger relationships between the campus & business.
In parallel to his business career, Stuart visited schools to run workshops helping children & teachers build confidence & overcome fears through reptile handling. he also ran creative percussion workshops.
Stuart accepted redundancy from the pharmaceutical industry in 2007, starting his own businesses which have building confidence as their core value.
"Stuart is a rare individual. His ability to create sense from chaos, to distil clarity of thinking from murky waters and to impart technical knowledge in a way that makes it all seem simple, is a unique gift. His dry humour and ability to view things from a different angle, was of huge value and support to me in my role. Always challenging and thorough in his dissection, Stuart was great to work with and made meetings interesting! Put simply, he is a man many could learn from, pragmatic, human, reflective and passionate about the positive impact of what he does."
SM : DeMontfort University (Formerly 3M UK)
obtained a first class honours degree in Medicinal &
Pharmaceutical Chemistry, also receiving a PhD in
neuropharmacology, specialising in narcotic analgesia.
During his time in industry Stuart gained a distinction in the Diploma of Clinical Sciences from Cardiff University & was also accredited with the professional status of Chartered Chemist (CChem MRSC) by The Royal Society of Chemistry.
"I worked with Stuart for many years, and as part of our Medical team he provided excellent support for all of my team members in the South. He was called upon to deliver up to date Medical Information, for our promoted products, and gave excellent in depth presentations. He was always available for team and customer follow-up. Stuart also ran a series of extremely valuable journal and training sessions for the team over the years. Knowing Stuart's passion as a musician, I also invited Stuart to do some team development work with percussion instruments, this was a fantastic session, one of the best team building sessions I have ever been involved with. I would most definitely recommend involving Stuart on this hands on musical session with your teams. Overall a great and extremely knowledgeable person to work with."
EW: Commercial Manager, MEDA Pharmaceuticals, UK.
Stuart regularly plays drums & percussion in live & recording situations. Although now retired through injury he also gained a black belt in Shotokan Karate, starting in his 40s. His more leisurely hobbies include photography, keeping exotic pets (reptiles & minibeasts) & reading
Dr Stuart Wood
Clinical Trial Experience
c/o Waywood Training
31 Burder Street
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