Consultant, Pharmaceutical Services

Phone: +44 (0) 1751 432 999
Country: United Kingdom

Robert Smith is a qualified pharmacist, Qualified Person and vice-chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s QP Eligibility Panel of Assessors. During his 25-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, he has worked in both clinical trial supplies and the commercial sector. His current interest is in biological products including vaccines and advanced therapeutic medicinal products.

Mr. Smith provides quality consulting services to the pharmaceutical industry and acts as a contract Qualified Person for several companies. Prior to working as a consultant, he was the Global Head of Quality for the Clinical Pharmacy Research Services group at Genzyme.

He is a past chair of both the ISPE’s Investigational Product Community of Practice (IP COP) and European Regional Steering Committee Investigational Product Community of Practice. Mr. Smith has also helped produce two Good Practice Guides for ISPE: He co-authored the Supply Chain Management Chapter of the ISPE Good Practice Guide for the Development of Investigational Biological Products and he led the team and authored the standards chapter in the Good Practice Guide for Interactive Response Technologies. He has also represented ISPE at meetings with the Europeans Medicines Agency’s Good Clinical Practice Inspectors Working Group.