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Christine Smith MB, ChB, Dip Pharm Med, FFPM

Consultant Pharmaceutical Physician

Christine is an experienced Pharmaceutical Physician with 10 years experience working across all phases of drug development.  

Christine qualified with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1999 from the University of the Free State in South Africa and completed her post-graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine in 2015 form the University of Brussels.

She moved into the research industry after 4 years of clinical practice, starting in a Phase 1 Contact Research Organisation in London, before moving into the pharmaceutical industry and working as a medical advisor for Organon Laboratories in Cambridge across Phase 2, 3 and 4 clinical trials and active fieldwork. In this role, Christine worked on female hormones, from contraception to IVF and HRT, engaging with academic institutes and key opinion leaders.

From there, she worked in the field of diabetes for Sanofi Aventis and Novo Nordisk before transitioning into medical management – managing a team of 18 MDs and PhDs across the UK and the Channel Islands. Her work was recognised in her being selected as the UK ambassador for the Global Leadership Development program by Novo Nordisk for 2015-2016. Following this, she worked as a Consultant Medical Monitor on studies in the UK, EU and US across various therapeutic fields of many investigational medicines, from small molecules to large IMP-biologics and ATIMPs.

Registered with the GMC, Christine is proficient in statistics, clinical trial design and conduct and has achieved her final ABPI signatory status. She is also a Fellow at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine.

At Boyds, she works as a Consultant Pharmaceutical Physician,  to support the clinical activities of the company and in particular supporting the work being undertaken in cell and  gene therapy development.

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