Rita Wellens MSc, PhD

Wellens Clinical Research Consulting

Rita has 20-years-plus experience in program and project management (Phase I-IV) across multiple therapeutic fields, medical writing, and training for main pharma and global CROs. She managed epidemiology projects worldwide for GSK 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 with focus on human biology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methodology. She was a Fulbright scholar and recipient of several NIH and AHA research grants. She took part in the EMWA Professional Development Committee (2007 - 2010), and served as EMWA Vice-President (2010 - 2011) and President (2011- 2012). Her involvement as an EMWA workshop leader started in 2001. She is now active as a consultant in clinical research and epidemiology. Rita enjoys being a teacher and mentor for project managers and medical writers. She strongly feels that medical communicators play a crucial role in the critical appraisal and sound reporting of medical findings.