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Vanessa Grant is Director

VG Quality Solutions

Vanessa Grant is Director of VG Quality Solutions, providing consultancy, training, auditing services and pragmatic advice in Quality and Compliance within the Life Sciences sector.  

Previously she was the European Director of Quality Assurance at a large CRO with responsibilities for the organisation of approximately 80 auditors across 7 sites ensuring the effective implementation of the QA programme. This extensive programme covered GLP, GCP, GCLP, GMP (labs) and Computerised System compliance.  

She has been instrumental in applying a risk-based approach to QA inspections and audits and widened the role of QA auditors into quality promoters to drive the quality culture. She has been Project Director for the extensive Data Integrity initiative aimed at full compliance with the MHRA guidelines. 

Vanessa is a Fellow, Director and Chair of the Research Quality Association. She has also served for many years on the RQA GLP Committee and represents RQA at the MHRA GLP and Clinical Labs Stakeholder Engagement meetings.

Vanessa is co-author of the RQA guidance, Good Clinical Laboratory Practice, which is an international guideline for analysing clinical samples. She is also lead author of the RQA guidance ‘A Practical Guide for the GLP Study Director’.  

She holds a Diploma in Research Quality Assurance.