Vivian Rowland is currently an Associate Director, Quality Systems & Compliance MSD, Merck & Company. Prior to joining MSD, Vivian was a GMDP Inspector within the Inspectorate at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for over 10 years. Apart from conducting inspections in the UK and overseas, she was the Technical/Operational Lead for Quality Risk Management (QRM) and a Coordinating Committee Member at the PIC/S 2nd Expert Circle on QRM, developing advance training courses on QRM for international inspectors, reviewing existing PIC/S guidance documents and developing new documents for GMP inspectors and Industries. She also delivered external trainings at MHRA GMP Symposium, JPAG and the UK Blood Consultative Committee.
Vivian holds a degree in Biomedical Chemistry and prior to joining the MHRA, Vivian had worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 15 years in variety of roles including Quality Control, Manufacturing Operations on a wide range of dosage forms, Quality Assurance & Compliance, Supplier Management and Auditing.