Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990
    MBBCh University of Wales College of 1990 – 1992, Medicine Hospital, Medicine (Medicine, Surgery, Geriatrics)

  • 1992
    Hazleton Phase I Clinical Research Centre

  • 1993 – 1995
    Glaxo Group Research: Clinical Pharmacology Physician

  • 1995
    Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine

  • 1995 – 2001
    Glaxo Wellcome: Experimental Medicine Physician

  • 2001 – 2007
    GlaxoSmithKline: Head of Neurology and GI Discovery Medicine

  • 2007 – 2013
    Head of Academic Discovery Performance Unit

  • Since 2013
    Head of Global Health R&D

Selected projects

  • Treatment of spontaneous pre-term labour

  • Chlorhexidine for Umbilical Cord Cleansing in low resource settings

  • Inhaled oxytocin for prevention of post-partum haemorrhage in low resource settings

  • Role of calcium in prevention of pre-eclampsia in regions of low dietary calcium intake

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellow of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (Royal College of Physicians)

  • Member of the Cambridge University and Addenbrooke's Hospital NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Scientific Advisory Board

  • Member of the Council of the Medical Research Council

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Management

  • Public speaking

  • Mentoring


Other activities and achievements/family

  • Widowed with two teenage children


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