Rita Wellens MSc, PhD
Wellens Clinical Research Consulting
Rita has 20-years-plus experience with project management (Phase I-IV), training, and medical writing for pharmaceutical companies and CROs. She managed epidemiology projects worldwide for GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals and specialised in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacosurveillance at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She held university faculty positions mainly in the USA that included teaching human biology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methodology. She was a Fulbright scholar and recipient of several NIH and AHA research grants. She served on the EMWA Professional Development Committee (EPDC) from 2007 to 2010, was elected EMWA Vice-President in May 2010 and continued as President from May 2011 to May 2012. Her involvement as an EMWA workshop leader started in 2001. Rita strongly feels that medical writers play a crucial role in the critical appraisal and sound reporting of medical findings.