Event Details

The Project Sessions

COVID-19 - Building a national diagnostic centre in Cambridge

This is the second free event in our 'Project sessions' series.

We will will feature a special guest John Swales, AstraZeneca, talking about building a national diagnostic centre in Cambridge for Covid-19: from project initiation to business as usual operation and will include the project management techniques, bumps in the road and project and personal lessons learned.

There will be a breakout session where you can share your own views and pose questions.

NOTE: PIPMG membership is required to join this session (but you can join PIPMG today for free!)

Meeting date: 3rd September 2020 starting at: 11:00

Bookable Sessions

Please note that this event is for PIPMG members only. If you are already a PIPMG member, please log in here. If you are not a PIPMG member, you can join for free here.

Project Sessions by PIPMG (3rd Sep 2020) Cost: Free.


John Swales: Global Project Manager, AstraZeneca

John Swales

John joined AstraZeneca in 2001 and has held various positions in the Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics organisation, initially supporting oncology project teams before moving into the cardiovascular TA as a DMPK functional project leader focused on the diabetes portfolio. During this time he helped progress several projects from early discovery into the clinic. John was a founder member of the Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MSI) team within Pathology Sciences, supporting projects across all therapeutic areas and representing MSI on project teams. John completed a PhD in Mass Spectrometry Imaging at Sheffield University in 2018 prior to starting a secondment as a Global Project Manager, supporting various pre-clinical Oncology projects. John is now a permanent member of the Early Oncology Project Management team within the AZ Global Portfolio and Project Management organisation.

Pauline Stewart-Long, PIPMG

Event Agenda

3rd Sep 2020

Time Item Speaker
11:00 Welcome and Introduction Pauline Stewart-Long, PIPMG
11:10 Guest Speaker John Swales, AstraZeneca
11:40 Q&A Pauline Stewart-Long, PIPMG
11:50 Breakout Session PIPMG Committee
12:15 Feedback From Breakouts PIPMG Committee
12:30 Close PIPMG Committee

The video meeting will be held on 3rd Sep 2020, and will start at 11:00.