I have worked in the NHS as a hospital pharmacist for a number of years and hold a PhD in clinical pharmacology, and MSc in Statistics. I am a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, British Pharmacological Society, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, member of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and member of the International Society of Pharmacometrics. I have held two MRC academic fellowships (Methodology 2011-2015, Clinician Scientist 2015-2020) which have led to the development of my paediatric pharmacometrics research group at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. This group is funded from research council and European agencies (MRC, EU-FP7, Swedish Research Council) and charities/non-profit (Wellcome, DNDi, GOSHCC).
I lead and teach the majority of a MSc module entitled “Pharmacometrics”, where students gain theoretical and practical computational knowledge on population PKPD. I also teach on other UCL MSc courses, and a short course on pharmacometrics in various places on an ad hoc basis (recently include Kenya and Malaysia). I have supervised 9 PhD students to completion and currently supervise 9 PhD students. The Academic background of these students range from pharmacy, medicine, and biology to physics and engineering.
I have regulatory and industrial collaboration experience, having served 3 years on the EMA Modelling and Simulation Working Party, been on several EMA expert groups (mainly on paediatrics or infectious diseases), and have currently active industry collaborations with AstraZeneca, BenevolentAI and Lilly.