John Hutchison is a UK-registered physician with over 25 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as VP of Clinical Research at Pfizer Neusentis. Prior to that he was a Senior Partner at the Consultancy firm Transcrip Partners, and previously served as Chief Medical Officer and Development Director with Renovo and Vernalis. His early industry career was with Astra Charnwood where he was Director of Experimental Medicine. John’s career has been heavily influenced by his Neuroscience background, having been awarded 1st Class Honours in Human Physiology and a PhD in Neurobiology by the University of Liverpool. His undergraduate and post-graduate medical training was conducted in Leicester, and he has been elected as a Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine. John has led the development of small and large molecule drugs in a variety of Central Nervous System, Pain and Sensory disorders, from early stage first in human studies through to global registration. John has a particular interest in translational medicine, and is a past member of the ABPI Experimental Medicine Committee.