Louise Dewar serves as senior vice president of project management in global clinical development for PPD. In this role, she oversees the delivery of all Phase II-IV projects, which include trials across five key therapeutic areas, as well as rare diseases, medical affairs research, and government and public health service programs. Dewar also is responsible for project management standards and proposal operational strategy development.
Dewar joined PPD in 2002 as executive director of project management, serving as a line manager for the directors and associate directors of project management delivery based in Europe. Prior to joining PPD, she served in several leadership roles involving regional project management, clinical technology services and central laboratory for another global contract research organization (CRO).
Before moving to the CRO sector, Dewar worked in product management, project management and clinical research roles at two large pharmaceutical companies. Her therapeutic experience includes gastroenterology, central nervous system and endocrinology.
Dewar has a master’s degree in business administration from Imperial College, London; a master’s degree in information science from The City University, London; and a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Edinburgh.