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I am a qualified Barrister registered to practice in England and Wales and the Republic of Ireland specialising in life sciences, health and food law.

In addition to my professional career as a regulatory lawyer, I also hold a Bachelor of Science degree, BSc (Hons) in Clinical Dietetics from Trinity College Dublin and a Master of Science, MSc (Hons) in Regulatory Affairs.

I also enjoy my additional current position as a visiting Professor in regulatory affairs at the department of health and life sciences at Ulster University, which requires me to keep up to date with regulatory changes and share knowledge with students.

Previously, I have worked in private practice and internally for life sciences companies, which has afforded me a wealth of insight into the practical regulatory challenges, which the industry faces on a daily basis.

Working across the UK and European Fieldfisher teams, I specialise in advising clients on cross border regulatory matters in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, veterinary, medtech, diagnostics and healthcare sectors.

My clients range from small and medium sized companies, clinical research organisations to top 100 global life sciences & healthcare companies and academic institutions.

I also hold over a decade of experience as a hospital Clinical Dietitian Manager where I worked closely with both patients and healthcare staff to ensure best practice clinical standards were achieved in an intensive care unit setting. My areas of clinical specialism were patient intravenous and enteral tube feeding. I have enjoyed the honour of being appointed by the Irish Minister of Health to the Government State Board - CORU which regulates Health and Social Care Professionals.

I have previously published a book titled “A Guide to European Pharmaceutical Regulations for Human Medicines” which discusses the various life cycle stages in a medicines development and authorisation.

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