Ian has worked for the company since its formation. Ian has a scientific background, obtaining an Applied Biology degree at Coventry University before working at ICI (now AstraZeneca) and the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research.
Ian then undertook 8 years of post graduate research at Manchester University during which time he also trained in Information Technology and many areas of computer & network systems support.
Following this, he trained as a CRA whilst also taking responsibility for the computer systems within the company.
Ian’s unique background in both clinical/pharmaceutical research, as well as his experience in the IT field, ideally positions him to be able to work with computer & network systems whilst fully understanding the needs of our team. He now has sole responsibility for IT & systems, including strategic planning and support. He also has an IT training role with the company which also allows him the opportunity to further explore the day to day issues faced by the company.
His active role within the management team also allows Ian to contribute to the strategic planning for the increasing impact that IT/IS is having on our industry, ensuring that Illingworth Research not only keeps up with current technologies but also stays one step ahead.