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Viv Rees

Training Excellence Manager, Global Services - Thermo Fisher Scientific

Viv Rees


Viv is an experienced learning and development specialist with 30 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Diagnostic sectors.

Viv started her professional career in sales and sales management roles working for Merck. Whilst at Merck she discovered her passion for people development and has subsequently specialized in learning and development roles with Lundbeck, Ashfield Insights and Performance, and Otsuka. Viv is currently European Learning & Development Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific where she has been responsible for creating a Europe-wide training team to develop the people capabilities within the business. Viv has CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Development, is CILM accredited coach, and is a qualified practitioner for PSS, MBTI, FIRO B, Situational Leadership, Kirkpatrick Evaluation, and NLP.

Viv has a proven and successful track record in training design, development and delivery for both individuals and organizations.

Viv has previously participated as a Pf Awards Judge and been on the Steering Committee for UK Healthcare & Learning Professionals Networking Group & Pharma Times Key Account Management Awards. In 2015 she was the Winner in the Learning & Development Category of Pf Awards, in 2013, she was a finalist in the Pf Awards and Finalist and the CIPD Awards.

Viv Rees

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

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