PAUL IAN CROSS, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, is a scientist, writer, author and creative entrepreneur.
With over twenty years’ experience in clinical research, Paul has been involved in the design, set-up or delivery of over a hundred clinical studies, including first-in-human clinical trials in gene and cell therapy and COVID-19 vaccine research.
Paul provides consultancy services to organisations who oversee or manage clinical research, including clinical trial set-up, ICH Good Clinical Practice oversight and project management, science communication, science writing and research training.
Paul is an expert in clinical trial ethics and regulation and has been a key note speaker at several clinical research conferences. He is regularly contracted to undertake investigations and audits of clinical trial investigators and their sites, identifying non-compliances and reporting on research misconduct.
Paul provides research training in quality management and pharmacovigilance and is also guest lecturer at a number of UK universities, teaching doctoral students about research principles.
Paul’s engagement with science extends far beyond his professional research. With a keen focus on education, Paul strives to make STEM subjects—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—accessible and interesting for both children and adults. This educational drive is evident in the compelling STEM content he shares across his social media platforms.
Paul’s popular social media accounts (you can find him on Twitter, Instagram, and his website) are full of STEM-themed content for all ages, but particularly for parents and adults to share with the children in their lives.