Head of Clinical Trials Unit
Dr Martin O’Kane MRPharmS is Head of the Clinical Trials Unit at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). He studied pharmacy at University of Aston and after completing a PhD and post-doctorate research project at the University of Glasgow, he moved to Japan to work within the pharmaceutical industry. He joined the MHRA in 2005 as a Pharmacopoeial Scientist within the British Pharmacopoeia and moved to the MHRA Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) as a Pharmaceutical Assessor in 2007. He became Head of CTU in November 2015 and is actively involved in European and UK projects to prepare for implementation of the new clinical trials Regulations.