First TOPRA members achieve chartered scientist status

Posted on 29/03/2018

TOPRA is delighted to announce that Lorna Griffin (Rapport Strategic Services Ltd) and Antonia Orsi (Salupont Consulting Ltd) are the first two TOPRA members to achieve recognition as chartered scientists since we started offering this to members in January 2018.

Chartered scientist is a professional registration that recognises a high level of professional practice and experience, in a way that provides parity between different countries and different disciplines, it thus complements the academic qualifications the professional might also have.

Applicants must demonstrate how they meet the 15 competencies in their professional practice. Typically, chartered scientists will have four to six years of work experience, be working at master’s level and have responsibility for other staff. On achieving her chartered scientist recognition, Ms Griffin said: “My 30 years in regulatory affairs have allowed me to work with many exceptional and talented regulatory specialists, and I am honoured to be one of the first to be recognised professionally as a chartered scientist. I look forward to being joined by many others.”

Dr Orsi said: “As a regulatory affairs professional, I deal with complex issues and need to communicate their conclusions to a range of audiences. This can involve a combination of originality of thought for novel products in development and problem solving of interrelated and sometimes conflicting regulatory requirements. I am delighted that the designation chartered scientist recognises my level of understanding and competence in this field.”