Sheuli Porkess

Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Actaros Consultancy

Dr Sheuli Porkess is the Vice-President of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Actaros Consultancy.

Sheuli’s career began in clinical medicine in the NHS before moving to industry and working medicine development, medical affairs and research policy within the UK and internationally, across multiple therapy areas. Sheuli has been working on COVID since the start of the pandemic in former roles as Director of Research, Medical and Innovation at the ABPI, member of DHSC Candidate Prioritisation Groups and Chair of FPM policy and communications group. Sheuli is currently a member of FPM COVID Expert Group and also advises the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator.

Sheuli also works on wider life science policy issues which includes the impact of the pandemic on clinical research; this has included advising the UK Clinical Research Recovery, Resilience and Growth Programme Board.

Sheuli is a Global Fellow in Medicine Development with IFAPP. Sheuli holds a number of other roles, including membership of the expert advisory groups for C2-Ai, the NIHR AI for Multiple Long-term conditions (AIM) Programme and the PrinciPILs trial and is the Chief Medical Officer at BloodworksUK.