Head of the Animals in Science Regulation Unit, Home Office of UK Government
As the Head of the Animals in Science Regulation Unit in the UK Home Office, and previously Chief Inspector, Dr Judy MacArthur Clark has been responsible for regulating the use of animals in research throughout the UK over the last eight years. She is also the government’s key adviser on promoting the 3Rs internationally.
Her career spans over 35 years in animal welfare and biomedical research in a variety of academic, government,commercial, NGO and consultant roles. Prior to joining the Home Office in 2007, she was Vice-President of Worldwide Comparative Medicine with Pfizer Global R&D based in Groton, Connecticut, USA and with a team of scientists and professionals spread across multiple sites in North America, Europe and Japan.
She works closely with colleagues in a range of different countries, including in emerging scientific regions, to co-ordinate symposia and research initiatives focusing on research animal welfare and ethical use. She is passionate about the science-led promotion of the 3Rs. She has authored over 150 scientific publications, book chapters and major presentations. Internationally, she is a much sought-after speaker having a strong background in scientific and policy publication and a well established reputation for presenting complex concepts to lay audiences and the media as well as to scientific audiences.
||Plenary: The 3Rs – research in an ethical context