Chris Burgess is;
is an internationally recognised expert in the qualification and validation of instrumentation and systems, analytical method development & validation and the statistical interpretation of data. In addition he has extensive experience in quality systems design and development for the whole supply chain and has acted as a Qualified Person within the EU for more than 25 years.

Professor Burgess has published over 80 papers and books in analytical chemistry and analytical science. He is the author of The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Analytical Methods Committee hand book on 'Valid Analytical Methods and Procedures' in 2000 [ISBN 0-8540-482-5]. His most recent contributions are chapters on 'Analytical Quality Management' in Analytical Chemistry, 2nd Edition (Eds Kellner, Mermet, Otto, Valcarcel & Widmer) published in 2004 [ISBN 3-527-30590-4] by Wiley –VCH; Aberrant and atypical results and (in part) methods for determining limits of detection and quantitation in Method Validation in Pharmaceutical Analysis; A guide to best practice, (Eds Ermer and Miller) in 2005 [ISBN 3-527-31255-2] also by Wiley –VCH and, as joint editor with O Thomas, of UV-Visible Spectrophotometry of Water and Waste Water. Elsevier, 2007, [ISBN 0-444-53092-4]. He was a member of the PDA (USA) Expert Working Group on OOS results.

Professor Christopher Burgess


  • Over 35 years experience in senior management and consulting positions within the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. 20 years with Glaxo in Analytical R&D, Quality Control and Quality Assurance.
  • MSc and PhD degrees from Loughborough University in Analytical Chemistry.

He is:

  • a Chartered Chemist (CChem)
  • a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • eligible for nomination as a Qualified Person within the European Union
  • a Chartered European Chemist (EurChem) and a Chartered Scientist (CSci)
  • a qualified ISO Guide 17025 assessor
  • an Advisory Board Member of the European Qualified Person Association
  • Visiting professor at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS), the University of Strathclyde based in Glasgow from 2011 to 2013,
  • An elected member of the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) Council of Experts for the 2010 to 2015 cycle