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Ivan Hollingsworth

Director - Centric Consultants Limited

Ivan Hollingsworth

With lived experience, extensive research and activating strategies, my goal is to inspire, empower and support you to achieve more than you thought possible.

More than 16 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, developing a wide range of skills, including sales, negotiation, facilitation, pathway re-design, learning and development, and project management.

An elite level athlete, competing for Great Britain Students, qualifying for the Olympic Trials, finished 21st in the Great North Run.

One of the first recipients of the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award for contributions to the community.

Won the Pride of Britain (North East) Award for Fundraising.

Led a fundraising team for CHUF (Children’s Heart Unit Fund) for more than eight years, completing a number of ultra-endurance challenges and events, raising more than £500,000 in the process.

Highlight challenges included running 100 miles in 24 hours and completing a non-stop cycle (268 miles) and running (52 Miles) from London to Newcastle.

Led the campaign to keep the Newcastle Freeman Hospital’s Children’s Heart Unit open, through more than a decade of uncertainty.

Motivational speaker, providing keynote speeches at events including the Academic Health Science Network Bright Ideas Awards and Institute of Fundraising Conference.

Chair of CHUF, leading the charity through organisational transformation and the COVID-19 pandemic; ensuring not only survival but growth and regional strategic profile.

Areas of expertise: Coaching, mentoring, mindset and managing self, resilience, high performing teams, trust and psychological safety, intro to motivational interviewing, leadership, facilitation, creating and aligning to a vision, power of persuasion, mastery of difficult conversations, leading a thriving culture through a meaningful person-centred approach to well-being.

Ivan Hollingsworth

We work with more than 200 leading Life Sciences companies including:

Working with Life Science Access Academy, our company love the variety of the many courses that are on offer. The hour long courses on specific subjects are really useful on Friday lunchtimes for our field teams and gain a lot of interest.

Life Science Access Academy are also super flexible and helpful when it comes to tailoring some additional sessions to our needs.

Marsha Gray, Training Specialist

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd

We have been partnered with LSAA for several years now which has enabled our team members to develop their competencies and capabilities.

With over 700 learning modules, regular webinars on highly relevant topics across the UK, the opportunity to engage with expert speakers after events and regular blogs and newsletters, the platform is a highly valued resource at Ferring.

The team also provides regular usage statistics so we can understand the hot topics in Ferring and enable colleagues to share knowledge and experience with each other.

Paul Runeckles, Director of Execution Excellence


Frontier Medical has fully implemented, Life Science Access Academy allowing Sales and Marketing to utilise the system. Maximising on line learning for all remote staff stimulates a culture of self-development giving individuals the accountability and responsibility to broaden their skills set.

Life Science Access Academy training is topical and a good fit for the faced paced healthcare market.

Simon Warden, National Sales Manager

Frontier Medical Group

I have found the training via the Life Science Access Academy to be excellent and I know many of my colleagues have as well.

The content is always kept up to date and there is huge and interesting variety of topics covered. The site is curated in a way that makes it clear and easy to navigate. Also, the staff at Life Science access Academy are friendly and responsive and all the experts are always knowledgeable in their areas.

Richard Edmonds

Gedeon Richter Women's Health

The variety and relevancy of content brings value to many different roles across the healthcare industry.

I have also been overwhelmed by the way the Life Science Access Academy team have accommodated our own business needs, being sensitive yet responsive to helping us since its formation.

Robb Sayers, UK Capability Lead

ViiV Healthcare