On July 27, 2016, Peter Gough, Executive Director of NSF Health Sciences Pharma Biotech, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree for outstanding service to pharmaceutical quality management by Kingston University, London. Gough attended Kingston University as an undergraduate in the late 1970s and earned his MSc in analytical chemistry from Kingston in 1981.

Gough has worked in numerous pharmaceutical quality management roles in a career spanning more than 40 years. From 2003 to 2005 he was the European industry topic lead on the ICH Q9 expert working group that wrote the international guideline on pharmaceutical quality risk management.  He subsequently received the Leveraging Collaboration Award by the U.S. FDA for his contribution to the online ICH Q9 briefing pack.