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Professor Tom Melvin
Associate Professor, Medical Gerontology

Biography

Tom Melvin is Associate Professor of Medical Device Regulatory Affairs in Trinity College Dublin. Prior to this, Tom worked as a senior medical officer in medical devices at the Health Products Regulatory Authority, where he served for 7 years.

Tom Co-chaired the Clinical Investigation and Evaluation Working Group of the European Commission for 5 years. Tom has led various taskforces, work packages and projects at national and international level on regulatory and scientific topics related to medical device regulation.

Tom is a member of the International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC) working group on MedTech for rare diseases, and a member of the National Research Ethics Committee for Medical Devices in Ireland. Before working in medical devices, Tom worked as a medical doctor for a number of years.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Fraser AG, Nelissen RGHH, Kjærsgaard-Andersen P, Szyma"ski P, Melvin T, Piscoi P, CORE-MD Investigators, Improved clinical investigation and evaluation of high-risk medical devices: the rationale and objectives of CORE-MD (Coordinating Research and Evidence for Medical Devices)., European heart journal. Quality of care & clinical outcomes, 2022, pdoi: 10.1093/ehjqcco/qcab059 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

Tom Melvin, The European Medical Device Regulation - what biomedical engineers need to know, IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, 2022, p10.1109/JTEHM.2022.3194415 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

Fraser AG, Nelissen RGHH, Kjærsgaard-Andersen P, Szyma"ski P, Melvin T, Piscoi P, CORE"MD Investigators (see Appendix), Improved clinical investigation and evaluation of high-risk medical devices: the rationale and objectives of CORE-MD (Coordinating Research and Evidence for Medical Devices)., EFORT open reviews, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Melvin T, Torre M, New medical device regulations: the regulator's view., EFORT open reviews, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Regulatory Assessment of Medical Devices in the European Union in, Translational Pathways for Cardiovascular Devices, 2016, [ Alan G. Fraser, MD; Robert A. Byrne, PhD; Tom Melvin, MD; Niall MacAleenan, MD; Olga Tkachenko, PhD; Paul Piscoi, MD] Book Chapter, 2016 URL

Global Health, New Challenges in, editor(s)Michal Cenker, Louiza Hadjivasiliou, Patrick Marren and Niamh Rooney , Development Education in Theory and Practice: An educator's resource, 2015, [Tom Melvin] Book Chapter, 2015 URL

Research Expertise

Description

Medical devices, medical device regulation, clinical research

Keywords

Clinical research; Medical device regulation; Medical Devices

Recognition

Representations

European Union Representative at the Working Group on Medical Device Clinical Evaluation, International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF)

Awards and Honours

Irish Intercollegiate Global Health Competition - James Deeny Medal, The Lancet Student, Dublin, Ireland 01-JAN-2010

Global Health Young Leaders Award, Royal Society of Medicine, London, United Kingdom 01-JAN-2011

Memberships

National Research Ethics Committee for Medical Devices, National Research Ethics Committee , Dublin, IE 01-JUN-2022