Lesley Wise, PhD
Vice President, Head Global PV Risk Management and Pharmacoepidemiology, Global Pharmacovigilance
Takeda Development Centre Europe Ltd.
Dr. Lesley Wise is Vice President of Global PV Risk Management and Pharmacoepidemiology at Takeda, where she has responsibility for global risk management processes, benefit-risk assessment processes and implementation of risk management plans. She joined Takeda in 2010 after 9 years working at the UK medicines regulatory authority (MHRA) as manager of the Pharmacoepidemiology Research Unit in the Vigilance and Risk Management of Medicines Division. In her current role, Lesley works closely with Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory and Medical Affairs colleagues to ensure a “joined up” approach to Benefit – Risk Management.
After leaving nursing 18 years ago Lesley obtained a BSc in Mathematics with Statistics, an MSc in Medical Statistics, and a PhD in Genetic Epidemiology (Methods for meta-analysis of genome-wide linkage data). She is also an honorary lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an associate editor of Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety.