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PAUL IAN CROSS, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, is a scientist, writer, author and creative entrepreneur.

Paul has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Biology, a Master’s degree in Clinical Research and his PhD project investigated the benefit-risk assessment of medicines from the patients’ perspective.

With over twenty years’ experience in clinical research, Paul has been involved in the design, set-up or delivery of over a hundred clinical studies, including first-in-human clinical trials in gene and cell therapy and COVID-19 vaccine research.

Paul provides consultancy services to organisations who oversee or manage clinical research, including clinical trial set-up, ICH Good Clinical Practice oversight and project management, science communication, science writing and research training.

He is an expert in clinical trial ethics and regulation and has been a keynote speaker at several clinical research conferences. He is regularly contracted to undertake investigations and audits of clinical trial investigators and their sites, identifying non-compliances and reporting on research misconduct.

Paul provides research training in quality management and pharmacovigilance and is also guest lecturer at several UK universities, teaching doctoral students about research principles.

His engagement with science extends far beyond his professional research. With a keen focus on education, Paul strives to make STEM subjects—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—accessible and interesting for both children and adults. This educational drive is evident in the compelling STEM content he shares across his social media platforms.

With a solid foundation in biology and a keen interest in health, medicine and nature, Paul’s scientific curiosity also spans technology, environmental sustainability, climate change and space exploration. His fascination with artificial intelligence and the possibility of alien life often finds their way into his science fiction narratives, adding a layer of intrigue to his stories.

Ultimately, Paul’s aim is not just to inform but to inspire, making science approachable and fun for a wider audience, using his writing as a tool to ignite curiosity and a love for learning.

Paul Ian Cross, PhD