My Curiculum Vitae

Gerald Van RoeyGerald Van Roey MPhEd is the Managing Director of GVR Consultancy.

Has over 20 years of experience in Clinical Operations before switching his career into the training business in 2009. He worked as trainer and managing director for the ECCRT, European Centre for Clinical Research Training before starting his own company in 2015. Since 2015, he managed various global clinical trials for a big Medical Device company, including strategic thinking, medical writing, site management, team leadership, compliance checks, etc.

As a clinical monitor, he performed more than 40 studies in areas including pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices in all stages of clinical development. In his previous career he implemented different trial tools and mentored many junior CRAs. His extensive knowledge and background serves him as a manager and trainer for different courses. In his trainer function he has coached over 1.000 clinical research professionals and has delivered courses in 14 different countries. As clinical project manager he managed trials including +5000 subjects on all continents and geographies.

As manager of the GVR Consultancy his focus lies on qualitative training, based on good course design and right methodology. Gerald sees himself as an ambitious person, who likes to achieve results in a way that satisfies every client. He's an active member of the board of “EFGCP” (European Forum for Good Clinical Practice) and is very much involved in the Education Working party of this organization. He has been asked to be a faculty- and programme committee member for various conferences and workshops of this organization.

Gerald is also the author of “Best Practice for Clinical Monitoring” (Pharmimage, ISBN: 978-3-86250-001-7) and published in various international magazines such as “International Clinical Trials”.

As Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® (MBTI) assessor, he wants to find the best possible links between personal preferences and the work environment, together with the individual. The knowledge gained can be implemented in various areas such as team communication, leadership, project management, change management, conflict handling and understanding one's preferred learning style.


Oct 1995 - Sep 2000

Physical Education at Free University of Brussels (VUB), Brussels, Belgium
Final qualification: Master in Physical Education, cum distinctio



Fluent (native speaker)







Professional Experience

Sep 2015 - Present

Contingent Senior Clinical Research Specialist at Medtronic, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Jan 2015 - Present

Manager GVR Consultancy, Zaventem, Belgium

Mar 2013 - Dec 2014

Manager Training Department at SynteractHCR, Brussels, Belgium

Mar 2013 - Dec 2014

Managing Director at ECCRT, Brussels, Belgium

Oct 2010 - Mar 2013

Training Manager at ECCRT, Brussels, Belgium

Apr 2009 - Oct 2010

Trainer at ECCRT, Brussels, Belgium

Aug 2007 - Apr 2009

Senior Clinical Research Associate at Ipsen NV, Merelbeke, Belgium

Jul 2004 - Jul 2007

Lead Clinical Research Associate / International Site Manager at Medifacts International, Home Based

Oct 2001 - Jul 2004

Senior Clinical Research Associate / International Clinical Study Manager at Msource Medical Development CRO
Outsourced to:

Apr 2004 - Jul 2004

Amgen, Brussels, Belgium

Nov 2002 - Mar 2004

Sanofi-Synthelabo, Brussels, Belgium

Oct 2001 - Nov 2002

Medtronic, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Oct 2000 - Sep 2001

Clinical Monitor at Byk Belga, Brussels, Belgium

Certification Licensure


MBTI Step I Qualifying course, OPP Ltd, Diegem, Belgium

Clinical Trial Experience

Phase II, Phase III and Phase IV trials in Intensive Care, Stop Smoking, Metabolism, Gastro-Enterology, Cardiac Rythm Management, Aortic-Peripheral-Venous system and others. Both CRO and Company based for Pharmaceutical, Medical Device as Biotech companies.


Publications & Presentations


Guest lecturer at University of Hasselt: Biomedical Sciences; Prof. dr. Dieter Mesotten GCP and Clinical Trials – Medical Devices. 


Faculty member & Chairperson: EFGCP Workshop on Striving for Professionalism in IITs, Brussels, Belgium


Article: “Train to Gain” in International Clinical Trials, August 2013, p42


Rapporteur: Workshop on A Practical Approach to Risk-Based Monitoring of  EFGCP 2013, London, United Kingdom


Rapporteur: Workshop: Preparing for the future: training needs analysis: researchers and research ethics committees and reviewers of  EFGCP Annual Conference 2013, Brussels, Belgium


Publication: Book: Van Roey G. “Best Practice for … Clinical Monitoring”. PharmImage GmbH, ISBN 978-3-86250-001-7


Article: “Education, education, education” in International Clinical Trials, May 2011, p80-82


Presentation: “Training as the engine of continuous quality” Harrison Clinical Research Benelux Event - Brussels, Belgium 06/05/2010


Presentation: “Clinical Research with Medical Devices” 13th National Conference of The Belgian Association of Clinical Research professionals ( - Brussels 22/10/2010


Presentation: “Efficient training results in quality trials “ Seminar “Improving efficiency in clinical trials” by Leuven.Inc and Flanders Smart Hub - Leuven, Belgium 10/12/2010