Simon Carvalho

Simon Carvalho holds degrees from the University of British Columbia (BA Hons, 1994), the London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc, 1995), Osgoode Hall Law School (LLB, 2000), and Duke University School of Law (LLM, 2003). He was admitted to the bar of British Columbia in 2001. 
Simon started his career in the public sector with Health Canada’s Health Products and Food Branch, and then joined the Department of Justice (Health Canada Legal Services) in 2003. He has advised on the Food and Drugs Act and various regulations under that Act, including the Food and Drug Regulations, the Medical Devices Regulations, and the Natural Health Products Regulations. For several years he taught the Medical-Legal course at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. 
Simon also has experience working with international health regulators. He advised the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on the project that rewrote the UK’s medicines legislation. He also worked in the Legal Sector of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) via the EMA’s National Experts on Secondment program. In September 2023, Simon assumed a position as Senior Lawyer with the United Kingdom’s Government Legal Department, advising the MHRA on the reform of the UK’s Medical Devices Regulations. 

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