Senior Director, BioResearch Regulatory Compliance
Johnson & Johnson
Michael graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a Bsc (Hons) in Applied Biology. Somehow after university he ended up working in the exciting world of quality assurance, fulfilling a lifelong ambition.
His first position was at HLS, where he spent four years in the QA department as a GLP Auditor. Michael then moved to be a GLP QA Advisor at CTL then part of Zeneca. But as usual in the pharmaceutical industry while sitting at the same desk he worked for AstraZenca and Sygenta. His next move was to Novartis as a Pharmacovigilance Auditor where he spent two working in that developing area of audits.
Michael then joined the MHRA in May 2003 as a Pharmacovigilance Inspector where he made a significant contribution to the development of the statutory ph programme, training and recruitment of new inspectors, organising symposia and providing training to other Competent Authorities concerning Pharmacovigilance inspections. Michael was the Operations Manager and Senior Inspector responsible for management of Pharmacovigilance Inspectors prior to leaving in February 2008.
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