As part of our “how to build a career in the chemical industry workshop and webinar”, we are pleased to announce that Dr Ian Barwick will be joining the panel.
Dr Barwick is the Chief Operating Officer for the Life Science Hub Wales. We are thrilled that he is working with us as he has a wealth of experience in the life science industries and is interested in advising people in setting up their own business, software and new technologies.
After graduating with a BSc in Chemistry from Loughborough University in 1989, Dr Barwick remained at Loughborough to complete his PhD in 1993 looking at medicinal additives in animal feeds using analytical, physical and radiochemical techniques. Dr Barwick was then recruited by Inveresk Research (now Charles River) to manage a large analytical and formulation department in Edinburgh which was involved in the preclinical safety testing of pharmaceuticals and also completed an MBA at Napier University. During his 8 years at Inveresk Research, Dr Barwick helped develop a new formulation software package and was then headhunted in 2001 by a software company (Instem) when it acquired the software from Inveresk.
Dr Barwick’s role at Instem involved the training, implementation and validation of the software in pharmaceutical companies, then in 2003 set up his own consultancy company to provide these services to a wider client base globally. In 2007, Dr Barwick was recruited to Bangor University to lead their commercialisation and intellectual property group and also worked part-time for Finance Wales with their spin-out program. In 2010 he took up a position at University College Dublin working with three of their life science institutes to develop their industry engagement strategy, then in June 2014 took on the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Life Sciences Hub Wales Ltd in Cardiff.
There are 6 other panel members who have diverse backgrounds in background, experiences and interests, find out more about these in the links below.