Mike has been a Professor in the Biopharmaceutical Production Technology department at John Abbot College since 2012. In this role he teaches Good Manufacturing Practices, Validation and Production Best Practices and assists in quality control courses. Trained as an organic chemist, he has been involved in the pharmaceutical industry since 1969 in positions ranging from discovery to quality assurance. He most recently spent 16 years as a compliance and validation consultant for pharmaceutical companies in Canada, USA, India, Belgium, Taiwan and Korea. The majority of these assignments were focussed on equipment and system validation and facility design for aseptic manufacturing of injectables and vaccines.
Mike’s pedagogical interests are the application of active learning strategies in his courses including case studies, flipped classroom and online learning. These methods have been shown to increase student engagement and retention of material.
Areas of expertise:
- Facility design reviews
- Validation planning and project management
- Equipment qualification
- Clean utility validation
- Aseptic processing