Head of Evidence Development
Position: Head of Evidence Development
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 042
Since joining Costello Medical, Saoirse has worked on a wide variety of projects across the company’s service offerings, including medical affairs, HTA and publications projects. However, her particular area of expertise is in the design and execution of systematic and targeted literature reviews, both in support of HTA submissions and on more epidemiological subjects. It is her passion for these types of project that led her to establish the Evidence Development Division at Costello Medical in 2015, supported by a talented team of experienced and like-minded individuals.
In her role leading the Evidence Development Division, Saoirse is keen to establish a reputation for delivering high quality projects that are conducted rigorously and efficiently with the client’s strategic objectives in mind. She particularly enjoys providing her clients with strategic advice on best practice in the area of literature reviewing. Next to her work in the Evidence Development Division, Saoirse is actively involved in recruitment, co-managing Costello Medical’s Internship Programme.
Saoirse has a first class honours degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, a Distinction in her Masters from the Royal Veterinary College, London, and a Postgraduate Certificate in “Health Economics for Health Care Professionals” from the University of York.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 052
As a Consultant within the Evidence Development Division at Costello Medical, Sara has been involved with several literature review and strategic evidence searching projects including disease area reviews, competitor landscaping and gap analysis activities. Having also worked on systematic literature reviews, Sara is particularly interested in developing strategies for balancing the thoroughness of systematic reviews with the advantages of more targeted approaches, such as the capacity for swifter delivery of results.
Outside of the Evidence Development Division, Sara also has experience of preparing HTA submissions for NICE, SMC and NCPE, and in developing health economic manuscripts. Sara completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals at the University of York in 2014.
Sara graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2012 with an upper second class degree in Biological Natural Sciences, specialising in Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.
Consultant - Strategy Lead
Position: Consultant - Strategy Lead
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 045
Amy joined Costello Medical in 2014, and immediately developed a passion for systematic reviews and evidence synthesis. She was very pleased to be a founding member of the Evidence Development Division and is committed to maintaining and developing Costello Medical’s reputation for producing the highest quality literature reviews in the industry. She particularly enjoys working in collaboration with members of other teams at Costello Medical, such as to deliver literature reviews to inform meta-analyses, economic models or health technology assessments. Her experience and interests also include reviews to inform public health policy, for publication at conferences or in peer-reviewed journals, or for internal strategic use by clients.
Alongside her regular work for clients, Amy is actively involved in Costello Medical’s Public Health and not-for-profit work, and she greatly values this opportunity to use her professional skills to support the improvement of health and healthcare globally. She has presented independent research at ISPOR, HTAi and the Public Health England conference on topics ranging from whole-genome sequencing to combat the development of antibiotic resistance, to the equity issues associated with using QALYs as a measure of health outcomes, to methodological considerations in systematic reviews on “burden of disease”.
Amy has a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, and is currently working towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 074
Jenni graduated from the University of Warwick in 2011 with an upper second class honours degree in Biomedical Science. She then went on to study for a PhD in Biological Sciences with the same institution. Her research focused on the immunogenicity of the glycoprotein of rabies and the lyssaviruses, with the aim of developing a construct capable of pan-lyssavirus neutralisation.
She joined the company in April 2015 and has managed a wide range of different literature reviews; from targeted reviews in ophthalmological conditions to systematic literature reviews in oncology for the purpose of HTA submissions. In 2017 she also completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals at the University of York.
Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 478
Ania graduated from Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, with a BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. She then obtained an MSc in Molecular Biology at the International Max Planck Research School in Göttingen, where her thesis research focused on finding kinases and phosphatases with novel neuronal functions in C. elegans. In her PhD at King’s College London, Ania worked on target validation of tubulin deacetylases in Huntington’s disease. For her postdoctoral work, Ania moved to the USA, where she worked on RNA editing in psychiatric disorders at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and on microRNA processing at Northwestern University. Prior to joining the Costello Medical team and in search of new challenges, Ania moved back to the UK to work as an Editorial Intern at the Journal of Cell Science, and as a freelance language editor.
Since joining Costello Medical in April 2016, Ania developed a passion for literature reviews and has worked on a variety of literature review projects, supporting HTA submissions and public health services. Ania also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals from the University of York, which she completed in 2017.
Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 043
Steph graduated in 2015 from Durham University with a first class Masters degree in Chemistry. She spent her final year working in industry in drug discovery and completed a project focused on the design and synthesis of protein lysine methyl transferase inhibitors for the treatment of cancer. Steph completed a Scientific Internship at Costello Medical at the start of 2016, a role which cemented her enthusiasm to work within the healthcare industry, and she was delighted to return to the company in September 2016.
In her current role as a Senior Analyst in the Evidence Development Division, Steph has supported the delivery of a variety of literature reviews, on both clinical and economic topics, and has also enjoyed working with a number of different divisions across the company, working on projects in market access, medical affairs and HTA. Steph particularly enjoys the opportunity to develop her knowledge across a number of different therapeutic areas and is excited to continue working with the talented team at Costello Medical to deliver high quality projects.
Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 047
Emma graduated from the University of Warwick in 2013 with an upper second class degree in Biomedical Chemistry. She first joined Costello Medical as a Scientific Intern in the summer of 2013 before completing her doctorate in Pathology at the University of Cambridge. During her PhD, she focused on elucidating epigenetic mechanisms that regulate the transcription of integrated high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV) genomes in cervical carcinoma. The findings of her research were published in two peer-reviewed scientific journals and delivered as posters and oral presentations at national conferences. Whilst at Cambridge, Emma also enjoyed being involved in outreach projects highlighting the importance of women in STEM.
Motivated to work within the healthcare industry, Emma was delighted to return to Costello Medical in April 2017. She is looking forward to applying her scientific knowledge to a wide range of projects in her role as a Senior Analyst based in the Evidence Development Division.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 026
Jessica graduated from the Open University in 2014 with an upper second class degree in Biology and Health. Her degree included studies into cancers, autoimmune diseases and infectious diseases, with her dissertation on bovine tuberculosis.
Since graduating she has worked in a number of laboratory-based posts, including at the Clinical Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory at Addenbrooke’s hospital.
She joined the company in July 2016 and is thrilled to be working for Costello Medical. She is particularly looking forward to using the knowledge gained working in a medical laboratory alongside her analysis and writing skills as part of the Evidence Development team.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 020
Danielle graduated from the University of York in July 2017 with a first class honours degree in Biology (with a year in industry). She spent her industrial placement year at the John Innes Centre, an institute for research in plant science and microbiology, investigating the genetic diversity of aphids and the role of epigenetics in modulating host plasticity. Her chosen final year project at university was on the topic of Public Health Surveys and focussed on investigating the risk factors contributing towards obesity in dogs.
Motivated to work within the healthcare industry, Danielle is thrilled to be working at Costello Medical and looks forward to using her scientific skills to contribute to a wide range of projects in her role as an Analyst based within the Evidence Development Division.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 472
Emma graduated from the University of Sheffield in July 2016 with a first class honours degree in Biomedical Science. For her final year research project, she conducted a literature review investigating how integrative biomedical data models can facilitate and improve drug design in oncology.
Following her undergraduate degree, Emma completed the Master of Public Health with distinction at The School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield. During her studies she developed a strong interest in systematic reviews and the critical appraisal of evidence. For her Masters dissertation she conducted a qualitative evidence synthesis of trainee experiences of mental health gatekeeper training programmes, such as Mental Health First Aid.
Motivated to utilise and further develop her scientific skills, Emma joined Costello Medical in January 2018 as an Analyst and is greatly looking forward to working on different projects in a wide range of disease areas as part of the Evidence Development Division.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 493
Alex graduated from the University of York in 2014 with a first class Masters degree in Chemistry. After graduating, he moved to Cambridge to become a Publishing Editor at the Royal Society of Chemistry, gaining experience in many aspects of the editorial production process.
Looking for a career change, Alex joined the Evidence Development Division at Costello Medical in April 2017. During his time within the division, Alex has gained experience in a large variety of clinical and economic literature reviews across a broad range of topics and disease areas. He is delighted to be a member of the team and looks forward to contributing to the company’s continued growth and success.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 479
Prior to joining Costello Medical, Audrey graduated from University College London with a first class degree in Human Genetics and was subsequently awarded a distinction in her Masters degree in Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge. During this time, she carried out a thesis on the association between first-line drug resistance and outcome of treatment for tuberculosis, based on the statistical analysis of surveillance data from Public Health England.
Audrey first joined Costello Medical as a Scientific Intern in September 2017, subsequently transitioning to the role of Analyst in 2018. She has enjoyed contributing to a variety of projects both within the Evidence Development Division and as part of cross-divisional teams and is excited to further develop her skills in this dynamic and collaborative environment.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 024
Molly graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2017 with a first class honours degree in Biological Natural Sciences. She specialised in physiology and developed a keen interest in nutrition and its wider impact on health, carrying out a dissertation on intermittent fasting diets and an entrepreneurship project based on a novel predictive analytics technology for personalised nutrition. She went on to pursue this interest further, completing a Masters degree in Nutrition at the University of Leeds in 2018 with a research project where she conducted a human study to assess the impact of polyphenol consumption on blood glucose control.
Throughout her studies, Molly particularly enjoyed the critical analysis and assimilation of scientific evidence to address a problem. She has always wanted to work in the latest developments in healthcare, and was excited to join the company in 2018 as a Cross-Divisional Analyst. She hopes to apply and develop the skills and knowledge from her scientific background across a wide range of projects, particularly in her home division of Evidence Development.
Senior Project Coordinator
Position: Senior Project Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 062
Since joining Costello Medical in July 2016, Eleanor has worked on a diverse range of projects including clinical and economic systematic reviews, rapid reviews and economic models. She particularly enjoys developing her knowledge across a wide range of disease areas and using her strong research and organisational skills to support the delivery of high-quality projects. Alongside her project work, Eleanor independently manages a wide range of tasks to support the division including organisational, planning, financial, resourcing and compliance-related tasks. She also plays an active role in business development and multiple internal initiatives.
Eleanor completed a postgraduate certificate in Evidence-Based Healthcare at the University of Manchester via distance learning in 2018. She originally received her undergraduate degree from the University of Sheffield and her Masters degree from SOAS, University of London. In her postgraduate studies she specialised in childhood malaria in East Africa and how healthcare is delivered by international agencies in developing countries, areas that she maintains an active interest in.
Position: Project Assistant
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 498
Liz graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2015 with an upper second class honours degree in Natural Sciences. She studied a range of biological sciences with a particular interest in developmental biology, conservation and zoology. Her final year projects included a literature review comparing the greenhouse gas emissions of various forms of energy generation and a meta-analysis investigating the nekton enhancement of salt marsh and seagrass ecosystems.
Since graduating, Liz has spent time working in professional services, where she enjoyed working across projects and developing client relationships. Looking to combine those skills with her scientific background, Liz joined Costello Medical as a Project Assistant in October 2017. She is looking forward to supporting the delivery of high-quality projects within the Evidence Development Division, and developing her knowledge across a wide range of disease areas.