John Johnston

John Johnston

Company: Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Job title: Clinical Assessor


John graduated MB ChB from the University of Edinburgh Medical School in 1982, PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1990 and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1997 (awarded Fellow in 2004). He was a consultant (clinical chemistry / metabolic medicine) in the UK’s National Health Service until 2007 before being transferred to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of the UK.

John now acts as clinical assessor in the Innovative Medicines section of the Biologicals Unit at the MHRA. Prior to Brexit, he served as the UK delegate at the Blood Products Working Party and the Committee for Advanced Therapies at the European Medicines Agency. He was also consultant editor and contributed to three chapters in ‘The Law and Regulation of Medicines and Medical Devices’, 2nd edition, 2021, edited by P Feldschreiber, published by Oxford University Press.

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