Edited by Adrian Kilcoyne, Phil Ambery, and Daniel O'Connor
Dr. Adrian Kilcoyne graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1995. Following time as a Registrar in Reproductive Medicine in London, he spent some time as a Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine in Oxford followed by some years as a GP. He completed a Masters in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Masters in Business Administration at Warwick Business School. He joined the pharmaceutical industry in 2006 to become a Senior Clinical Research Physician in Diabetes at Eli Lilly. He has since held Medical Director positions at Baxter Healthcare and Roche and is now Medical Director at Sanofi Pasteur MSD, a dedicated vaccine company. Adrian has completed the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine and is a Member of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and has completed Higher medical Training in Pharmaceutical medicine.
Daniel O'Connor is a Leicester medical graduate with a background in cancer research, histopathology and oncology. He joined the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as a Medical Assessor in 2006 from a clinical lecturer post at UCL/UCH/Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. He works in the licensing division of the MHRA, mainly reviewing oncology products and is also the UK representative on the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP). He completed specialist training in Pharmaceutical Medicine in 2012. He is a fellow of the Foulkes Foundation.
Dr. Phil Ambery qualified in medicine from the University of Bristol in 1994. He undertook registrar training in the South-West of England and in Sydney, before returning to the UK in 2000 to study diabetes and endocrinology before leaving the NHS to work for GlaxoSmithKline. Since then he has held various posts in the GSK commercial organisation and latterly as a clinical program leader in the metabolic and cardiovascular pathways group at Glaxo. He is also an honorary clinical fellow at Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge, and a GMC specialist partner. He has a number of publications in the field of diabetes and cardiovascular medicine, and on the MRCP examination.
Dr Ian Hudson
Director, Licensing Division, MHRA
Dr Ruben Pita
Scientific Administrator - Quality of Medicines, European Medicines Agency
Dr Abigail E Moran
Deputy Manager and Senior Pharmaceutical Assessor, MHRA
Dr Rafe Suvarna
Unit Manager; Vigilance and Risk Management of Medicines Division (VRMM), MHRA
Mrs Denise Till
Statistical assessor, MHRA
Mr Robert Hemmings
Statistical assessor, MHRA
Professor Kent Woods
Chief executive, MHRA
Dr John Warren, MHRA
Dr Enver Yousuf
Principal Clinical Advisor, Medsafe, New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority