Nicholas Moore was born in New York, USA in 1953, and has dual French-US citizenship. He did his medical studies in Paris then trained in cardiology and pharmacology in Rouen. He spent another dozen years in Rouen in Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacovigilance, during which time he became vice-president of the French Association of Regional Pharmacovigilance Centres, and founded the European Society of Pharmacovigilance. He moved to Bordeaux in 1996 as Professor of Clinical Pharmacology. He was Head of the department of Pharmacology in Bordeaux, a 100+ strong department with teams working in experimental pharmacology, therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology, in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology (an ENCEPP centre), in clinical pharmacology. He is head of the Clinical Investigation Centre, in Bordeaux for interventional and observational research. He was Coordinator of Clinical Research for the university hospital in Bordeaux and for the South-West and Overseas region of France (2003-2011). He was president of ISOP, the International Society of Pharmacovigilance, from 2006 to 2009, Vice-Chairman of the European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics from 2003 to 2011, Director of the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) from 2003 to 2011, and is a member of the ENCEPP Steering Committee. He has co-authored over 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals.