Neil McAuslane PhD, MSc, BSc is currently Director of the Center for Innovation in Regulatory Science (CIRS).
Prior to joining CIRS, Neil completed a PhD degree in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Edinburgh, having gained an MSc in Toxicology at the University of Surrey and a BSc in Pharmacology from Dundee University. He joined CIRS in 1988 as a Postdoctoral Fellow in affiliation with the Division of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Wales, Cardiff, and became a permanent member of staff in 1991.
Neil is currently responsible within CIRS for the scientific content of both the CIRS regulatory and HTA programmes. He has worked on and initiated a number of CIRS key projects in the area of regulatory strategy and strengthening, building quality into the regulatory review and utilization of decision frameworks. More recently Neil has been involved in the initiation of CIRS work programme to evaluate Health Technology Assessment (HTA) agencies and the alignment of HTA with regulatory.
Neil also supervises PhD students undertaking research in both the HTA and regulatory areas. He is currently involved in specific research on how best to measure the performance of agencies, quality of the review process, decision making and HTA and regulatory alignment. He has edited and co-authored several publications and reports covering both regulatory and HTA topics.