Mr Chris Hayward
Deputy Director of CTU and Quality Manager
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
Chris began working in clinical trials in 2000, working as a Project Manager for a commercial Clinical Research Organisation managing Phase I/II trials of Investigational Medicinal Products.
In 2008 he joined a team at Plymouth University, coordinating the non-commercial CUPID trial (ISRCTN62942668), before moving into the UKCRC-registered Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit at Plymouth University (PenCTU) in 2010. At PenCTU, as a Senior Trial Manager, Chris managed a variety of trials including Phase III CTIMPs, non-CTIMPs, pilot trials, feasibility studies and trials of complex interventions.
After a brief spell working for University of Exeter, Chris re-joined PenCTU as Quality Assurance Manager in January 2017 and became Deputy Director in 2021.
Chris is a member of the UKCRC CTU QA Operations Group.
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