Samantha Carmichael has 20 years of experience as a pharmacist, having spent time in many different areas of pharmacy, including hospital pharmacy and within the private sector working for a large international pharmaceutical company. She is currently the Lead Pharmacist for Clinical Trials and one of the Lead Sponsor Representatives within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Healthboard. NHS GGC is the largest health board in the UK, providing healthcare services to a population of 1.2 million in the West of Scotland.She manages a team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who deliver on studies sponsored by NHS GGC or co-sponsored with the University of Glasgow, as well as hosting around 400 CTIMPs across 4 research portfolios, covering all phases and therapeutic areas. She has practiced as a clinical pharmacist in the areas of oncology, critical care and anesthetics. As well as her Pharmacy degree from the University of Strathclyde, she received an MSc in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Glasgow and a PhD in Population Pharmacokinetics, from the University of Edinburgh, after completing projects within the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories (now Cancer Research UK) in Edinburgh. Samantha sits on an international site panel with the objective of improving site experiences of clinical trials, as well as the IP COP Steering Group for ISPE Europe.