Scientific Assessor, VRMM
Dr Julia Coombes completed her BSc in Physiology and PhD at the University of Edinburgh. Following this, she took up two post-doctoral research positions at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.
In July 1995 Julia joined the MHRA (MCA at the time) as a scientific assessor with the Patient Information Quality Unit. She is now managing a team of three assessors –team’s primary role being the assessment of labels and leaflets for licensed medicines, in line with current legislative requirements. Julia’s work also involves investigation of complaints regarding medicines packaging, parliamentary work such as private office and treat official cases and projects to improve the quality of patient information.