Professor Walker is Founder of the Centre for Medicines Research International Limited and Professor of Pharmaceutical Medicine, University of Wales, Cardiff. Professor Walker spent ten years at London University which included lectureships in biochemical pharmacology at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School and Clinical Pharamcology at the Cardiothoracic Institute. This was followed by eight years with Glaxo Group Research in the UK where he had international responsibility for several clinical research programmes.
His current research interests include studies concerned with improving productivity, efficiency and decision making in global drug development and the regulatory review process as well as public policy issues that relate to these research activities. During his research career, Professor Walker has co-authored over 150 research papers and edited twenty books in the fields of toxicology, clinical development and regulatory policies.
Professor Walker is a member of a number of academic, professional and industrial committees and sits on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. He is frequently involved in the organisation of national and international meetings on key issues that concern the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory review and has lectured extensively throughout Europe, Japan and the USA.