Regulatory Science and Innovation Task Force
Qualified as a pharmacist and completed postgraduate studies in pharmaceutics at Trinity College Dublin.
Started work in 1983 in the area of development pharmaceutics for a national branded generics manufacturer and an international research and development company before moving into international regulatory affairs in 1991. Joined the EMA in May 1996 and fulfilled a variety of managerial positions including Head of Sector Regulatory Affairs and Organisational Support (2000-2009) and Head of Sector for Regulatory, Procedural and Committee Support (2009-2013), Head of Scientific Committee Support Department (2013-2016), Head of Procedure Management and Committees Support Division (ad interim) (2015-2016) and Head of Scientific Committees Regulatory Science Strategy (2016-2020). In the context of the most recent organisation at the Agency from 1st March 2020, appointed Head of the Regulatory Science and Innovation Taskforce. Within this capacity, responsible for four major functions: (1) operation of a regulatory science observatory addressing emerging innovations (2) operation of the SME office (3) coordination of regulatory science research activities and (4) supply and availability of medicines and medical Devices.
He is the Head of the Regulatory Science and Innovation Task Force (TRS). He is responsible for providing leadership in the Task Force and the Agency to enable its continuous future proofing through operation of a regulatory science observatory, addressing key scientific and technological trends and their translation through the development of regulatory science strategy, planning and governance.