Karen Barker has more than 30 years of experience in the pharma, biotech, and CRO industries at companies including PRA, INC, and Omnicare. Karen has an extensive strategic, operational, and financial track record managing Clinical Operations, Project Management, and Study Start-Up within complex matrix environments throughout Europe and Asia-Pacific.
An exceptional people manager with a very loyal following, Karen can quickly and effectively build and maintain stable, high-performing teams, generating solid operational and financial performance. She has successfully managed numerous company integrations and mergers, ensuring project, departmental, company, and employee continuity and growth.
Karen is responsible for Premier Research’s business in Europe focusing on customer, community and employee engagement. She has a specific interest in oncology and is an active member of the PharmaTimes International Steering Committee and an oncology patient advocacy group.