Biographies

Dr Colin Edwards

Colin Edwards is Chief Scientific Officer at patientMpower Ltd and has developed and implemented clinical trials for patientMpower in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and renal medicine. He is a member of the Irish Thoracic Society Interstitial Lung Disease Registry steering group.

Founded Merlin Consulting Ltd in October 2015 to deliver strategic advice to creators of digital health products and develop robust assessments of the impact of these technologies on patient outcomes.

Colin was previously General Manager/Head of Medical Affairs at the Ireland affiliate of Boehringer Ingelheim. Responsibilities included leadership of the local business and Medical Affairs teams, chief representative and board director of the legal entity in Ireland and compliance with local corporate governance, legislation and industry code of practice. He directed responses to external media commentary on pricing and safety issues, represented the company in strategic alliances with other pharma partners and was a member of the governance committee of Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd UK. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.