About Siobhan Lim Consulting
Siobhan Lim Consulting was founded in 2010. After starting her research career as a clinical research coordinator nurse and eventually moving into clinical research training, Siobhan now has over 19 years experience using her wealth of expertise in the clinical trials environment to offer support and expert training to researchers, particularly in the NHS/Universities.
Following her role in Haemato-Oncology as a clinical research coordinator nurse, covering global commercial studies as well as investigator led and charity funded studies (nationally and internationally), she moved into training in 2005 as the Research Governance & Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Manager for Queen Mary University of London. Her role involved supporting and advising researchers undertaking health research, training GCP and other research related topics as well as developing the internal audit programme. Siobhan also created a training database that contains over 1000 research staff which assisted in monitoring training needs and ensuring compliance with the regulations. The database is still in use today and now contains over 3000 research staff.
Also during this post Siobhan represented the non-commercial sector as a Committee Member of the Good Pharmacovigilance Practice Committee (British Association of Quality Assurance, BARQA) and completed the GCP exam at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London.
In 2006 Siobhan’s keen interest in training researchers led her to expand her skills as a manager in Clinical Research Training for a global, non-profit organisation The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). This role gave her the opportunity to train investigators and research nurses in Kenya and prepare them for their certification exams. Although she found it exciting to train abroad, Siobhan remained passionate about providing training for the non-commercial sector in the UK. In 2007 she successfully completed the exam for Certified Clinical Research Coordinators and gained the status of Certified Clinical Research Trainer.
Through collaboration with the NHS Research & Development Forum she developed and delivered the course ‘Skills for Monitoring Non-Commercial Clinical Trials’ and with its repeated success, became the flagship programme at ACRP. Other training courses followed such as delivering the ACRP’s ‘Fundamentals of Clinical Research’ course and working with an Ex-GCP Inspector to develop and deliver the ‘Preparing Investigator Sites and R&D Departments for GCP Inspection’.
Siobhan worked closely with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to deliver four sessions on clinical research via webinars, promoting a new way to deliver training to the NHS and Universities. This proved highly cost effective and allowed Q&A in real time with the inspectors.