Andrew Thomson, PhD

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Andrew Thomson is a statistician at the EMA Taskforce dedicated to Data, Analytics and Methods, joining in 2014. He supports the methodological aspects of the assessments of Marketing Authorisation Applications, as well as Scientific Advice, and methodological aspects of Paediatric Investigational Plans.

He has worked extensively on the methodological aspects of the EMA Reflection Paper on the use of extrapolation of efficacy in paediatric studies, and is the statistical lead on ICHE11A - Pediatric Extrapolation

Prior to the EMA, he worked at the UK regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency. Here he worked initially as a statistical assessor in the Licensing Division, assessing Marketing Application Authorisations and providing Scientific Advice to companies. After rising to Senior Statistical Assessor, he moved to the Vigilance and Risk Management of Medicines Division, to be Head of Epidemiology. Here he managed a team of statisticians, epidemiologists and data analysts providing support to the assessment of post-licensing observational studies and meta-analyses. He also managed the team’s design, conduct and analysis of epidemiology studies, using the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink and UK Spontaneous Report Data (Yellow Card data).
He has a PhD from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine , an MSc from University of Southampton and an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University. He also spent 2 years working at Imperial College London, in the Small Area Health Statistics Unit specialising in the use of Bayesian Spatial Smoothers.
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