Albert Chau

Albert is a Chartered Statistician (CStat) from a pharmaceutical background, with over 20 years of extensive experience in statistics, SAS programming, data management, data standards development and biometrics project management. He has an in-depth understanding of the drug development process and has experience in working globally in multi-disciplinary teams.After studying at University of Nottingham and University of Southampton, Albert began his career as a statistician at Rhone-Poulenc Rorer in Paris, where he was involved in the worldwide submission for two oncology compounds: Taxotere (docetaxel) and Campto (irinotecan). He then returned to the UK and worked at Ciba Pharmaceuticals and Glaxo-Wellcome, on a variety of therapeutic areas including anti-infectives/anti-virals, women's health, CNS, oncology etc. In 1998 he joined Novartis Horsham Research Centre and set up the Analysis & Planning group within the global Medical Data Management department where he applied statistical thinking and developed a suite of tools to address a variety of management science problems within a large data management function. Some of these tools were resource forecasting/planning, benchmarking of in-house vs CRO productivity, performance measures / key performance indicators (KPIs) and analyses. In 2001, he set up his own consultancy, Datacision, and provided data and statistical science consultancy covering statistics, programming, data management and data standards to a range of companies within and outside the healthcare industry.In 2006, Albert joined Antisoma Research Limited to set up the Biometrics function. As Head of Biometrics, he was responsible for all in-house biometrics activities as well as liaising and managing CROs for all the compounds in this oncology-focused biotechnology company. He transformed Biometrics within the company from a full-service outsourcing model to preferred vendors in data management, and successfully built up a team of in-house statisticians and programmers within 6 months. Albert developed a suite of biometrics standards and processes and led the development of a bespoke Statistical Programming Environment. He has a keen interest in data standards such as CDISC and new technologies including EDC, IVRS and trial simulation.