Delivering Training Solutions for Pharmaceutical Analysis
Mourne Training Services - Delivering training solutions for pharmaceutical analysisTraining courses in pharmaceutical analysis techniques such as HPLC

Oona McPolin BSc, MSc, CSci, CChem, FRSC

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Oona consolidated many years of training experience by obtaining the industry standard qualification for training, the Certificate in Training Practice, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). In obtaining this qualification she was a recipient of a 2008 High Achiever’s Award from the CIPD NI branch.

Oona is an associate of NSF Health Sciences Pharma Biotech, the provider of in-house and external pharmaceutical training, and also pharmaceutical auditing and consulting services. She contributes training and auditing expertise in the area of analytical chemistry, and in particular the Analysis and Testing section of Qualified Person (QP) training. Oona also provides independent open enrolment training courses on the topic of HPLC for the chromatography consumables supplier, Phenomenex.

Key Skills:

·         Consultant specialising in analytical chemistry relating to pharmaceuticals.

·         An analytical chemist with over 20 years' experience in the field of pharmaceutical analysis; developing, validating and implementing analytical methods to support the drug development process in projects such as process and formulation support, stability studies, forced degradation studies, and regulatory submissions.

·         Fully qualified award winning trainer with extensive experience in design and delivery of effective training for technical subjects such as: analytical method validation, verification and transfer; minimising error in the analytical laboratory; and all aspects of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

·         Experienced auditor of analytical laboratories to cGMP standards. Certified IRCA (The International Register of Certificated Auditors) lead auditor.

·         Expertise in a wide range of analytical techniques. Specialising in HPLC (over 20 years' experience) with particular interest in strategies for method development including the use of automation, computer simulation and column classification data.



·         1993       BSc Hons Chemistry, Queen’s University of Belfast

·         1994       MSc Applied Environmental Sciences, Queen’s University of Belfast

·         2008       Certificate in Training Practice, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
 (CIPD).  Received a 2008 High Achiever’s Award from the CIPD NI branch.

Professional Affiliations:

·         Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

·         Chartered Chemist  (CChem )

·         Chartered Scientist (CSci)

·         Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

·         Associate member of the eLearning Network (eLN)

Other Interests:

·         Triathlon







Oona McPolin, the Training Consultant at Mourne Training Services

The MTS consultant is Oona McPolin. Oona has considerable experience and is fully qualified in the areas of pharmaceutical analysis, training practice and auditing laboratories. She has worked as an analytical chemist in the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years on a range of drug development projects and has been responsible for many pharmaceutical analysis training programmes during this time. Oona is the author of two books, ‘An Introduction to HPLC for Pharmaceutical Analysis’ and ‘Validation of Analytical Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis’. Both books are published by Mourne Training Services, they may be purchased on this website.

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