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Jo Burmester

Clinical Research Training Consultant at

Jo Burmester

Jo Burmester is a very experienced Clinical Research Training Consultant who has provided GCP expertise for more years than she likes to admit to in writing. She works with a wide range of clients and her passion is making GCP interesting and relevant.

Jo is a pharmacology graduate and began her career in clinical research in 1987. She worked as a CRA and senior CRA for 5 years before moving into a full time clinical research training role in1992. She has designed and delivered clinical research and soft skills training for a wide variety of audiences and has managed training departments in two global organizations. Most recently she was a founding director of PharmaSchool, a specialist clinical research training company, for 14 years.

Her career has included experience in the pharmaceutical industry and the CRO world and she has worked internationally, covering ICH, EU and FDA requirements.

She holds a Certificate in Training and Development from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and was a Module Leader on the Clinical Research MSc programme run at Liverpool John Moore’s University. She is the author of a book on Continuing Professional Development and regularly chairs and presents at international clinical research conferences.

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