Outreach  Activities Coordinator

Former role: Academic Support Officer (2010-2021)


Outreach  Activities Coordinator (2010-present)

Adrian Clarke is a Director and the global Technical R&D Analytical Network leader in Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Basel, Switzerland. He has responsibility for identifying the function’s strategic direction & technological needs in analytical chemistry and the implementation of new regulatory requirements and guidance.  His special interests are liquid phase separations & hyphenated techniques (Fast LC/UHPLC, 2D LC, SFC, GC, and MS), method development, and also analytical control and regulatory strategies. A key part of his role is the evaluation and implementation of novel technologies, methodologies and tools, including various collaborations with Universities with scientific instrument and software companies. In 2021 he was awarded a Novartis VIVA Leading science award for innovation and leadership, and leading the transformational change within analytics in the Global Drug Development.

Adrian studied Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Sunderland, UK and obtained his DPhil in Analytical Chemistry (Separation Sciences) at the University of York, UK. Following this he joined AstraZeneca R&D, Loughborough, UK in 1998 and worked in the analytical chemistry section of Process R&D, taking roles of increasing global responsibility. He joined Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland in 2010 and since 2012 he is the Analytical Network leader (Chemical and Analytical Development) and in 2014 he became the Analytical Network leader for global Technical R&D, covering multiple analytical departments and countries with over 1000 analytical scientists.

Adrian was elected as a committee member of the Chromatographic Society in 2009. He is involved in International Outreach activities with other scientific societies, led the summer studentship program, and has organised over 10 scientific conferences/meetings (inc. Emerging Technologies/State of the Art and Advances in Clinical and Forensic Science series). Adrian is on the editorial board of LCGC magazine and leads the Pharmaceutical perspectives column.

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