About Us

AK Research & Development Ltd (AK R&D) was formed by Dr Anne Kirstine Nissen in early 2011 to offer the animal health industry an independent veterinary consultancy services in areas such as project management, technical writing, pharmacovigilance, clinical trial monitoring as well as training in GCP and GLP. Located in central England within easy access of international airports and London, AK R&D is well positioned to offer these services for the clients both locally in UK and EU as well as assist with global requests.

About Dr. Anne Kirstine Nissen (AK), DVM, PhD, MRCVS,

With 18 years experience in R&D, AK has contributed to the global registration of numerous innovative products both within Human and Animal Health.

AK qualified from Copenhagen Royal Veterinary University in 1991 (DVM), and after a year in mixed practice in the North of England returned to Copenhagen to do a PhD in reproduction biology at the Royal Veterinary University (1995), while getting experience as a veterinary consultant working with the Danish pig industry.

From 1996 – 1999 she worked with Human clinical trials as Clinical Research Manager, first in Novartis’ Danish affiliate and later from Novo Nordisk’s HQ, where she, as a team leader in Global Clinical Research, headed up both adult and paediatric trials.
In 1999 she returned to the veterinary world taking a position as Technical Manager (food animal sector) at Pfizer’s Danish affiliate.
AK moved back to the UK in 2001, where she spent 1 year working in a companion animal veterinary practice.
She subsequently joined Elanco Animal Health in 2002 as a Clinical Development Manager, where in a global multifunctional team she executed most aspects of the animal health R&D projects; From acquisition, assessing new projects, to designing proof of concept studies, constructing development plans and budgets, running studies at GCP &GLP and finally submitting the dossier (including the necessary interaction with CVM and /or EMEA) for both companion animal and food animal products.

AK is member of the Danish Veterinary Association (DDD) and the RCVS since 1991 and of BVA since 2001.