Andy Gray, MScPharm, FPS, FFIP
Member of International Advisory Board, GaBI Journal
Certified in Pharmacy
Senior Lecturer, Department of Therapeutics and Medicines Management, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Consultant Pharmacist, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa
Andy Gray was awarded his BPharm in1981 and an MSc Pharm in 1984 from Rhodes University, South Africa.
He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Therapeutics and Medicines Management, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa; and a Consultant Pharmacist, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa. Previously, he was a Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (Division of Pharmacy Practice), University of Durban-Westville (1994–2001) and a Pharmacist in the Drug Studies Unit, Department of Pharmacology, University of Durban-Westville (1993–1994), and King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban (1989–1993).
Mr Gray is a Fellow and Honorary Life Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa since 2009. He is a past President of the South African Association of Hospital and Institutional Pharmacists, a former President of the Hospital Pharmacy Section and currently Chairman of the Board of Pharmaceutical Practice of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
He has been a member of the Scheduling and Naming Expert Committee of the South African Medicines Control Council since 2000. Mr Gray has been appointed as a Member of the WHO Expert Panel on Drug Policies and Management and has served as a member and co-Chairperson of the Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines; as Chairperson of the sub-committee on Essential Medicines for Children, and on the WHO Guidelines Review Committee. He is currently non-executive Chairman of JEMBI Health Systems, a not-for-profit company focused on the furthering of computer/IT-based healthcare solutions for the developing world.
Mr Gray’s research interests include policy analysis (in particular, the development and implementation of National Drug Policies), rational medicines usage and the application of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy in resource-constrained settings. He has extensive clinical, teaching and management experience.
Mr Gray has served as a reviewer for 15 international and local journals, is Associate Editor of the South African Pharmaceutical Journal and serves on the international editorial advisory boards of the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, Southern Med Review and GaBI Journal. He has also been a member of the editorial committee of the South African Health Review.
Mr Gray has reviewed funding applications for several agencies, including the Health Systems Trust, National Research Foundation, Medical Research Council and UNITAID. He has been actively involved in the development and assessment of medicines and other health-related law in South Africa. He is in demand at international conferences as a keynote speaker.
Mr Gray has published more than 130 papers including book chapters, produced 22 research and consultancy papers, and participated in conferences as presenting or co-author in more than 150 presentations, including keynote and invited addresses.