I’m Dr Paul Cross and I’m the Director of Paul Cross Consulting (PCC). PCC’s mission is to support companies to develop systems and processes which are fit-for-purpose; to ensure the research they undertake is conducted to the highest standards.

PCC is a clinical research consultancy specialising in early phase clinical research, risk assessment, mitigation and management, GCP quality assurance, and training. We believe in the concept of quality-by-design (QBD) – how quality results can be planned in advance by ensuring robust project, risk and quality management processes are built into a study at the proposal stage.

PCC is comprised of a group of senior consultants from the NHS, university sector and industry, with professional expertise in research methodology, clinical trials, education, research governance, quality assurance, data protection and ethics. In total, our consultants have worked across nine different countries in Europe and Africa: providing a range of services including protocol development, study feasibility, study design, project and risk management and audit and evaluation; as well as teaching, education and competency development.