Melanie Carr

Head of the SME Office, European Medicines Agency (EMA)

Melanie Carr is currently Head of the SME Office at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Melanie is a pharmacist and has been working at the Agency for 18 years. She joined the Pharmacovigilance department of the EMA in 1996 and transferred to the New Chemical Substances Sector of the Agency in 1998 as a Project Manager for Centralised Applications for Marketing Authorisation. In 1999, she became a member of the EMA task force responsible for implementing the EU legislation on Orphan Medicinal Products and setting up the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP). Since 2005, she has been responsible for implementing the Agency’s SME initiative, setting up and running the EMA SME Office.