This year's second speaker is Dr Jones who will be talking about both the personal and professional opportunities and experiences he has had as a result of graduating from Sunderland with a Pharmacy degree in 1981.
The lecture will be followed by the opening of the Pharmacy exhibition to illustrate 100 years of Pharmacy education at Sunderland.
About the speaker
Stephen Jones graduated in 1981 and undertook at PhD in Drug Delivery at the University of Nottingham which he completed in 1985, initially joining Beecham Research Laboratories and then took a job with Sterling Winthrop in Alnwick.
Following seven years working at Sterling Winthrop, he moved to Scherer Drug Delivery Systems as Technical Director in 1995 and then on to GlaxoSmithKline in 1997, initially as Senior Director, Product Development, but was promoted to Vice President, Research and Development in January 2000, a role he held until 2006.
He was then appointed Chief Executive Officer of Evocutis, a company conducting advanced laboratory and clinical evaluations of skincare products.
In 2012, he started as Group Chief Executive Officer of Veriton Pharma Ltd, a company focused on the development and distribution of unlicensed medicines for patients, especially children. In 2020 he led on the sale of Veriton to Serb Pharma.
About Hope Winch
The Hope Winch Society was established to develop stronger links between the School of Pharmacy and its alumni.
All our staff, students, alumni and members of the public are invited to attend this free event.