Sue Harris was registered as a Pharmacist with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and the General Pharmaceutical Council, retiring from both at the end of 2018. She is a Fellow of TOPRA.
Sue Harris holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the London School of Pharmacy and an MSc in Biopharmacy at King's College University of London.
Sue worked in community pharmacy for about 10 years before joining the Medicines Division of the UK's Department of Health and Social Security as a Pharmaceutical Officer in November 1986. Having spent several years as a Senior Pharmaceutical Assessor in the Licensing Division of the Medicines Control Agency (now the MHRA), responsible for assessing new chemical entities and all types of abridged applications, Sue spent the last 13 years of her career as Unit Manager of PLAT 5, the Product Lifecycle Assessment Team responsible for anti-infectives and antibiotics, genito-urinary products, obstetric and gynaecological products, herbals and homeopathics.
Sue was a member of the cross-agency group responsible for developing and implementing the Early Access to Medicines Scheme in the UK.
She was one of the UK Experts for the Committee on Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) and is the UK’s Alternate Delegate to the Herbal Medicinal Products Committee (HMPC) at the European Medicines Agency.
She retired from the MHRA in June 2018.