Delivering Training Solutions for Pharmaceutical Analysis
Mourne Training Services Ltd - Delivering training, consultancy and auditing services for pharmaceutical analysis

Oona McPolin BSc, MSc, CSci, CChem, FRSC

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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 Ltd, they may be purchased on this website.

The MTS consultant is Oona McPolin. Oona has amassed 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 different projects.

Oona is an ad-hoc EDQM, working on new chapters relating to methods validation via the MG working party. She is also an associate of NSF Health Sciences Pharma Biotech, a provider of in-house and external training, and also pharmaceutical related 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)