Dr Berwyn Owen
Chief Pharmacist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Wales
Berwyn is a Council Member at the General Pharmaceutical Council, the UK independent regulator for pharmacy.
He commenced his career in pharmaceuticals as a research assistant with Beecham Pharmaceuticals at Worthing in 1986. Berwyn studied pharmacy at Brighton University followed by a PhD at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland University.
He was appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer with the School of Medical Sciences at Bangor University in 2010. He has published on orphan disease and, more recently, on bilingualism within healthcare.
He is the past Programme Director for the Medicines Management Programme for NHS Wales and Welsh Assembly Government, which led the agenda to reduce harm, waste and variation with medicines across Wales.
He is also past chair of the Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee, was a member of the Ministerial Pharmacy Strategic Delivery Group and led on Medicines Management for the Chronic Conditions Framework Demonstrators.