Qualified medical doctor from the University de Grenoble, France, specialising in endocrinology and metabolic diseases. Post-graduate studies in nutrition, statistics and methodology.
Worked as a clinical endocrinologist in hospital until 1987 and then joined the Directorate of Pharmacy at the French Ministry of Health. She worked for the pharmaceutical industry from 1992 to 1995 before joining the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 1995. She was responsible for Scientific Advice until December 2000 and was appointed Head of Sector for Safety and Efficacy of Medicines in January 2001. From 2004 and 2016, she developed the interaction with patients, healthcare professionals and academia and co-chaired the EMA patients and healthcare professionals working parties. In 2016, she became Senior Advisor on Stakeholders Engagement.