- Scholarship in 1986 at King's College London
Dr Siu Ping Lam took up the role as the Director of Licensing Division in April 2014. He was formerly the acting and deputy director of the division. He has over 24 years’ experience in medicines regulation.
During this time he has shaped many changes in European directives for pharmaceuticals, set up the traditional herbal medicines registration scheme, the homeopathic medicines registration scheme and the medicine/device combination consultation operation. He was UK delegate to a number of European Commission working parties.
The licensing division is responsible for assessing and approving applications for marketing authorisations for new medicines and medical products. The division is also responsible for authorising clinical trials. We cover national and European licensing, for the wider activities of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).