Imti Choonara is Professor in Child Health (University of Nottingham) and is based at Derbyshire Children’s Hospital in Derby. He is a practising paediatrician but also a paediatric clinical pharmacologist. He is one of the Deputy Editors of the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood. Alongside his interest in drug therapy in children he has visited Cuba on many occasions. He has written numerous scientific articles in conjunction with Cuban health professionals and is currently supervising a Paediatric Clinical pharmacist in Cuba for her PhD in Paediatric Pharmacovigilance. He is also currently the Chair of the NIHR HTA Pharmaceutical Panel which is responsible for commissioning research of clinical trials of medicines in adults and children in the UK.