Steve Richards

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Position:Software Validation Manager and Quality Assurance Manager

Telephone:01865 857233


Steven Richards holds two part time posts as the Software Validation and Quality Assurance Manager for the DTU. In the former role, Steve is responsible for ensuring that all software used in clinical trials is fit for purpose. In the latter role, Steve is responsible for maintaining quality systems, policies and standard operating procedures (SOP) to ensure that clinical research undertaken by the DTU complies with the evolving legal and regulatory frameworks that govern the research environment.

Steve joined DTU in 2012 after 20 years working in the pharmaceutical industry as a laboratory-based researcher, principal investigator, project manager (for software and quality assurance-based initiatives) and most recently as a self-employed consultant/contractor on software implementation. Steve has a Masters Degree in Quality Assured Applied Chemical Analysis from Manchester Metropolitan University.