Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, drawn from academia, business and broader related sectors will determine the winners of the Pharma Industry Awards.

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving a trophy.

 

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.
 

A comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the Pharma Industry Awards.

2022 Judging Panel

Matt Moran (Judging Co-ordinator)

Matt Moran (Judging Co-ordinator)

Director, BioPharmaChem Ireland

Matthew Moran is Director of BioPharmaChem Ireland. BioPharmaChem Ireland represents the interests of the biopharmachem sector in Ireland. 

Dr. Eoin Fleming

Dr. Eoin Fleming

School of Pharmacy and School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University College Cork

Director of Postgraduate courses in BioPharma Processing and in the Design and Manufacture of BioPharmaceuticals at University College Cork.

Dr. Adrienne Fleming

Dr. Adrienne Fleming

Senior Lecturer in Science, Technological University Dublin

Dr. Adrienne Fleming is a Senior Lecturer in Science in the School of Chemical and BioPharmaceutical Sciences at the Technological University Dublin.

Professor Anne Greene

Professor Anne Greene

Head of Part-Time Education, School of Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Science, TU Dublin

Anne Greene leads the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Science Team (PRST) in TU Dublin, where she is Head of Part-Time education, in the School of Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Sciences, TU Dublin. Previously in TU Dublin Anne was a senior lecturer and director of the several MSc. and BSc. Pharmaceutical Programmes.

Joe Harford

Joe Harford

Managing Director, Joe Harford & Associates

Joe Harford is a post graduate of TU Dublin and a fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering, he held various technical and managerial positions with Bristol Myers Squibb, general manager of Newport Pharmaceuticals Ireland and president and chief executive of Astellas Ireland.

Dr. Sandra Lenihan

Dr. Sandra Lenihan

Lecturer, Dept of Process, Energy and Transport Engineering, Munster Technological

Sandra Lenihan is a graduate of the University of Limerick (BSc and PhD). Sandra has accumulated various pharmaceutical processing experience from her time spent with Eli Lilly, Astellas, ALTANA Pharma and Gilead Sciences prior to her appointment as Lecturer in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering in MTU Cork.

Prof. Mike Lyons

Prof. Mike Lyons

Head of School of Chemistry, TCD

Mike Lyons is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin and is Professor in Physical Chemistry and Head of the School of Chemistry, TCD and has served both on the College Council and Board.

Dr. Bernard Naughton

Dr. Bernard Naughton

Assistant Professor & Academic Director of the MSc in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Naughton is an interdisciplinary academic. His research and teaching focusses on medicine quality, and healthcare innovation.

Dr. Kieran Nolan

Dr. Kieran Nolan

Associate Professor, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University

Kieran Nolan carried out his PhD at York University, Toronto Canada. In 2001 Kieran became an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences at DCU and was Head of School of Chemical Sciences at DCU from 2014-2018.

Dr. Joey O’Shea

Dr. Joey O’Shea

Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, University College Cork

Dr O’Shea is a Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and director of the MSc in Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Systems in the School of Pharmacy, UCC.

Lorcan O’Toole

Lorcan O’Toole

Sr Director, NPI & Alliance Management, Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Lorcan O’Toole is Senior Director, NPI and Alliance Management at Aerie Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd, based in Athlone.

Padraig Somers, BE Chem, MBA, Dip IOD

Padraig Somers, BE Chem, MBA, Dip IOD

Board member, Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Padraig is an experienced biopharma executive, recently retired out of a country leadership role with responsibility for global manufacturing and supply operations as well as for late stage CMC development, approval and launch of innovative pharma products in EU, US, Japan and RoW markets on behalf of the Swiss based Helsinn Group.

Dr. Bernadette Whelan

Dr. Bernadette Whelan

Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science, South East Technological University (SETU) Waterford

Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science and Programme Leader for L6 & 7 programmes in Good Manufacturing Practice, and Pharmaceutical Technology. Previous experience in Quality, Technical and Operations roles in the pharmaceutical industry.

More judges will be announced soon.