Thomas Schindler PhD

Lay & Regulatory Writing

Thomas M Schindler studied biology and linguistics in Germany and the UK, obtained a PhD in molecular physiology, and did postdoctoral research in the UK. Thereafter, he became an editor of popular science books in biology, geography, and astronomy. He then turned to medical writing and has now gained some 25 years of experience in both medical affairs and regulatory medical writing including the preparation of all documents for marketing authorization applications around the globe. He founded and established the medical writing function at Boehringer Ingelheim and has recently headed the Innovation Medical Writing Group focussing on lay communication, good graphics development, video creation and AI-driven writing.
He was a member of the TransCelerate Return of Results work stream, is contributing to the Good Lay Summary Practice initiative and the PFMD Plain Language Summary guidance.