As QA Director, Sarah is tasked to lead the strategic development of the Quality Assurance Function. The overall objective of her role is to help underpin Team’s reputation as a “best-in-class” provider of a broad range of medical device development services.
Sarah’s responsibilities therefore include ensuring compliance of our Quality Management System (QMS) to applicable regulatory standards, along with driving the culture of quality within a growing company. Sarah makes sure all Team employees and contractors are committed to and understand the importance of compliance to Team’s QMS, in particular to the ISO13485 standard. Sarah is also charged with demonstrating Team’s excellence to clients with respect to Quality in a number of ways, including audits. Sarah ensures the continuous improvement of our QMS to meet evolving client needs and changes in regulation.
“As Team grows, we need to think about the systems and processes required to support that growth. I have a passion for quality, so part of my role is to look at what we have, where we want to be and how we can get there, while making it fit for purpose for everyone working at Team, and in line with regulations and standards.”
“I’ve always worked in biotech and healthcare as I’m passionate about improving the lives of others. My natural curiosity and scientific background mean I’m excited to be working in a creative environment alongside very clever people.”
Sarah has Double Honours in Biochemistry and Pharmacology, a PhD in Neuroscience, and is a qualified NLP coach. Following her first postdoc she decided to move into industry, working at a biotech startup (Abcam). As the company grew, she moved from scientific roles into people and project management roles. While at Abcam, she set up the QM system for the company and has since held leadership compliance roles at Biocair (serving biotech and pharma clients),Baxter Healthcare and, more recently, the multinational IVD company Erba Mannheim.