Professor Sir Alasdair Breckenridge CBE

Alasdair Breckenridge is Chairman of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency which was formed in April 2003 by the merger of the Medicines Control Agency and the Medical Devices Agency. Previously he was Chairman of the Committee on Safety of Medicines and Professor of Clinical Pharmacology in the University of Liverpool.  He was knighted in 2004. 

Previously, he was a member of the Adverse Reactions Group, and the Subcommittee on Adverse Reactions to Vaccines and Immunisation of the CSM. Between 1992 and 1996 he was a member of the Medical Research Council. He has worked closely as assessor to various programmes of the European Union, on committees of the World Health Organisation, and within the International Union of Pharmacology.          


Chairperson of the ADRIC Steering Group