Hello from New York! We are with Professor Stephen Evans, who is in London. He is a Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Professor Evans is a world-renowned expert in the study of safety of medicines, vaccines, and surgical and medical treatments. He is an expert in the analysis of clinical trials and detection of scientific fraud and misconduct.
Professor Stephen Evans first trained in physics, chemistry and computing. He obtained a Master of Science in Medical Statistics at LSHTM and worked at The London Hospital and Medical College for 25 years, where he became a Professor of Medical Statistics in 1990.
Professor Stephen Evans was at the UK Medicines Control Agency, where he dealt with major medication and vaccine safety issues such as Hormone Replacement Therapy and breast cancer; vitamin K and childhood cancer; Measles Mumps Rubella vaccine and autism. He was an advisor on the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry, an investigation into a high number of child heart surgery deaths.
Professor Evans was until 2018 an independent expert for the European Medicines Agency Drug Safety Committee.
Professor Stephen Evans was a President of the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology. Professor Evans is or has been on various editorial boards, including the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. He has been a statistical advisor to the British Medical Journal.
Professor Evans was also a member of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety. He is an Honorary fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of London.
Professor Evans, hello and welcome!