About ISoP - Advisory Board 2016 - 2019 - Biographies
Mira Harrison-Woolrych is an Honorary Research Associate Professor at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago. With a background in clinical obstetrics and gynaecology, she has over twenty years of experience in pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology and medicines regulation, in both the UK and NZ. She is currently a Senior Medical Assessor at the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) specialising in women’s medicines including oral contraceptives, contraceptive devices and medicines in pregnancy. In 2015, Mira edited the textbook “Medicines for Women” which included 19 chapters from international authors. More recently she has co-edited the second edition of “Introduction to Pharmacovigilance” which will be published in 2017.
Between 2003 and 2013, Mira was the Director of the NZ Intensive Medicines Monitoring Programme (IMMP) & has an extensive list of pharmacoepidemiology research publications on many different medicines. She has also served on several national and international pharmacovigilance committees, including the NZ Medicines Assessment Advisory Committee (new medicines), a NZ Health and Disability Ethics Committee in addition to the ISoP Executive Committee. Mira currently chairs the ISoP Women’s Medicines SIG and co-chairs the ISoP Western Pacific Chapter.
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