Mrs Gillian Christians

Gillian Christians currently holds the position of Deputy Director in the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Directorate within the Industrial Development Division of the Department of Trade and Industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Genetics as well as an MSc in Molecular Genetics from the University of Stellenbosch. She has worked as researcher doing HIV and agricultural related studies at the University of Stellenbosch Virology division and CSIR Bioscience respectively. She has also gained experience as the national technical manager for Laboratory Specialist Services within the research consumables environment. Her experience in the public sector includes the position of Registrar of the GMO Act. Other industry experience includes a consulting position in the mining industry (Botswana), clinical data co-ordinator with an international clinical research organisation as well as registration manager at SACNASP prior to joining the Pharmaceutical desk.  



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