Dr. Knowles has deep pharmacovigilance and medical affairs experience gained over a career spanning almost 20 years. Dr. Knowles joined Halozyme in January 2018 as Vice President, Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance. He is responsible for the Medical, Regulatory and Drug Safety organizations.
Prior to Halozyme, Dr. Knowles served as Senior Medical Director, Global Patient Safety and Benefit Risk Management at Eli Lilly & Co. where he led the global safety physician/scientist group responsible for overseeing the safety profiles and benefit risk management of medicines across all therapeutic areas and phases of development and supported numerous BLA and MAA submissions. During his 16 years at Lilly, he held positions in Medical Affairs and from 2005 to 2017 he held roles of increasing responsibility within Global Patient Safety. Prior to these roles, Dr. Knowles spent more than 17 years in clinical practice in the UK in both hospital-based and general practice roles.
Dr. Knowles received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degrees (MB.BS) from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and a Member of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (MFPM).