Barbara Allen, PhD
Barbara Allen is Sr. Director Global Quality External engagement for Eli Lilly and Company. For 14 years, she led the development and evolution of integrated quality standards and practices and IT systems for Lilly Quality Systems across research, development, manufacturing, distribution, and sales and marketing.
Barbara has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including quality management, technical services, validation, new product introduction, and quality assurance, both in Ireland and in the U.S. She sponsored the development of Lilly Quality Academy program for Quality professionals. Barbara is a member of the ICH Informal Quality Discussion Group, and represented industry on the expert working group for ICH Q10.
Barbara received a Bachelor Science degree in Chemistry from University College Cork, and a Doctorate in Chemistry from University College Dublin, Ireland, with a portion undertaken at the Universite de Paris, France.
Barbara is an active member of PDA and currently serves on the Board of Directors. She has participated on conference planning committees, and presented at multiple PDA events on quality, supplier quality, knowledge management, and process capability. Barbara co-leads a team working on data integrity in quality management systems. In 2013, she received a PDA Distinguished Service Award.