Lead Scientist, Little Green Pharma
Leon is a researcher and academic with over 10 years’ experience in the field of pain medicine. He is an experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education and research sectors.
Leon holds bachelor’s degrees in biological and biomedical science, a doctorate of veterinary medicine, a master’s degree and PhD in pain-management and assessment. Leon leads a translational researcher group investigating a novel genetic treatment for people suffering chronic neuropathic pain. His passion for research and development focused on providing integrative medical solutions to improve patient quality of life led Leon to his current role as Head of Research and Innovation at Little Green Pharma.
Little Green Pharma (LGP) is a first-mover and market leader in Australian-grown, cultivated and exported medicinal cannabis. LGP is a responsive organisation with proven ability to quickly adapt, succeed and differentiate itself in a rapidly expanding global market. Established in Western Australia, LGP has been manufacturing (GMP) pharmaceutical grade medicinal cannabis products for distribution within Australia and overseas since August 2018.
Leon’s clinical research interests are assessment and management of pain in patient’s incapable of self-reporting; and utilisation of novel drug delivery technologies to optimise bioavailability and dosing efficacy of medicinal cannabis therapeutics.