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Dan O'Connor

Dr Dan O'Connor

Visiting Senior Lecturer


Dr Dan O'Connor is a Visiting Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Pharmaceutical Medicine Research, Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Dan is a Leicester medical graduate with a background in cancer research, histopathology and oncology. His PhD in the field of tumour suppressor genes was awarded from Imperial College London and he holds an MSc in Oncology from the Institute of Cancer Research. He completed higher medical training in the UK in Pharmaceutical Medicine. He joined the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as a Medical Assessor in 2006 from a clinical lecturer post at UCL/UCH/Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. He works in the licensing division of the MHRA. He was the UK representative on a number of EMA committees and working parties. Dan has a special interest in rare diseases, patient-reported outcomes and early access. He is editor author of the first edition Oxford Specialist Handbook of Pharmaceutical Medicine and he is on the editorial board of the journal Expert Opinion on Orphan Drugs.