Team

HTA and Health Economics

Jeanette Kusel

Jeanette Kusel

Scientific Director

Position: Scientific Director
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 040
Email: jeanette.kusel@costellomedical.com

Jeanette specialises in health economic communications, model design and HTA strategy, and since January 2013 has led the rapidly expanding HTA Analyst and Health Economist team at Costello Medical. She was awarded a distinction and best examination performance in the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics at the University of York, and is currently working towards the associated Masters. Since joining Costello Medical in 2009, Jeanette has experienced and managed a broad range of project types, including HTA submissions, health economic models, publications, market access value dossiers and systematic reviews.

Jeanette believes that the opportunity provided by Costello Medical to work within a dynamic, productive team at the forefront of their field is second to none. She enjoys getting involved in all aspects of the company, including business development and recruitment. She has particularly enjoyed mentoring the personal development of her talented team over the last few years.

Jeanette originally graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2009, achieving a first class honours BA and upper second class honours MSci in Natural Sciences, specialising in Biochemistry.

Matt Griffiths

Matt Griffiths

Head of HTA and Health Economics

Position: Head of HTA and Health Economics
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 032
Email: matt.griffiths@costellomedical.com

In his role as Head of HTA and Health Economics, Matt is responsible for the delivery of client projects in the field of Health Technology Assessment. Matt has experience in managing a variety of project types, including HTA submissions, health economic manuscripts and systematic reviews, and he relishes the technical and strategic challenges posed by these projects. In addition, Matt enjoys his responsibilities in training, recruitment and business development for the HTA Team.

Matt brings to the role an avid interest in the healthcare industry, as well as an ambition to constantly further his personal development, for instance by pursuing a distance learning Master’s degree in Health Economics at the University of York in 2015-2016. Prior to joining Costello Medical, Matt graduated with upper second class honours in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, specialising in immunology and microbiology.

Matt is delighted to be surrounded by such an enthusiastic team at Costello Medical, and is looking forward to playing a key role in the further development of Costello Medical’s HTA and Health Economics Division.

Stephen Montgomery

Stephen Montgomery

Project Consultant

Position: Project Consultant
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 066
Email: stephen.montgomery@costellomedical.com

Stephen is responsible for the delivery of client projects in the field of Health Technology Assessment and health economics and is particularly interested in the technical and strategic challenges posed by these projects. Since joining the company, Stephen has managed a variety of project types including HTA submissions (NICE, SMC, AWMSG and NCPE), health economic manuscripts and related systematic reviews and has co-authored a variety of related manuscripts in the peer-reviewed literature. He has also led the development of cost-minimisation and budget impact models and provided strategic advice on the technical development of Markov and discrete event simulation cost-effectiveness models; additionally, he has presented his original research as an oral presentation at the ISPOR Congress.

Stephen joined Costello Medical in April 2014, having spent several years publishing peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals for Wiley, and previously for the Royal Society of Chemistry. He enjoys drawing on his experience in pharmacy, research and publishing to help clients communicate the economic and clinical value of their products effectively. He is particularly pleased to be part of such an experienced and enthusiastic team delivering scientific excellence in a thriving commercial environment, and to be able to contribute personally to Costello Medical’s continued growth and success.

Originally, Stephen graduated with a first class honours Master of Pharmacy degree from the Queen’s University of Belfast in 2005. Following successful completion of his qualifying year he registered as a pharmacist and returned to Queen’s to undertake research on the pharmacokinetics of certain drugs in use in neonates, combining dried blood spot microsampling methods and population pharmacokinetic modelling techniques, leading to the award of a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2010. He is a full member of both the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Gengshi Chen

Gengshi Chen

Senior Analyst

Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 542
Email: gengshi.chen@costellomedical.com

Gengshi joined the Asia-Pacific Analyst Team in 2013, and has since then gained experience in a range of disease areas including hospital acquired infections, renal carcinoma, haemophilia and CNS diseases. In her role, she is particularly enjoying the variety of projects and internal activities that she is leading or contributing to, including satellite symposia, medical affairs materials, value dossiers, systematic literature reviews, cost-effectiveness publications, and recruitment activities in the Asia-Pacific region. As one of the first members of the Asia-Pacific Team and the Singapore office, Gengshi is delighted that her multicultural background, from having lived in China, Sweden and the UK, and her work experience in Taiwan, has provided her with insights to help support the growth of the team and expand the offerings to clients in the region.

The opportunity to pursue further studies in Health Economics via distance learning at the University of York is highly valued by Gengshi, and she is thrilled about applying her new skills to relevant projects.

Gengshi graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2013, achieving a first class honours BA and upper second class honours MSci, specialising in Biochemistry. As part of her degree, Gengshi conducted research projects on the optimisation of virtual screening methods for the early stages of drug discovery, and a novel molecular sensor for monitoring Parkinson’s disease progression. Previously, as an intern at Innovia Technology, an innovation and technology consultancy, Gengshi gained consulting experience by contributing to patent landscaping projects in the medical devices and healthcare products sectors.

Rose Wickstead

Rose Wickstead

Senior Analyst

Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 021
Email: rose.wickstead@costellomedical.com

Since joining Costello Medical in October 2015, Rose has led a variety of HTA and health economics projects across multiple disease areas, including NICE and SMC submissions, health economic manuscripts and systematic literature reviews. In order to further her expertise in this area, Rose is also currently studying towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics from the University of York.

Rose holds a first class Masters degree in Pharmacy from the University of Nottingham. After completing her pharmacist training year at University College Hospital in London in 2013, Rose spent two years working as a hospital pharmacist at Changi General Hospital in Singapore. Here she gained experience in a variety of clinical specialties and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy by distance learning from Queen’s University Belfast.

Peter Morten

Peter Morten

Senior Analyst

Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 044
Email: peter.morten@costellomedical.com

Peter graduated from the University of Oxford in 2013 with an upper second class honours degree in Biochemistry. In his final year research project he investigated the role of chromatin-binding proteins in transcriptional control, with a particular focus on oncogene activation. As an undergraduate, Peter also obtained research experience working in the genetics department at AstraZeneca as part of two summer placements. Peter has since developed his interest in healthcare and translational research further via an internship at Cancer Research UK, which focused on the charity’s expansion into the development of biologics for cancer therapy.

In September 2015, Peter was delighted to join the Costello Medical team as an HTA Analyst following an internship with the company. In particular, he looks forward to supporting clients with their submissions to UK HTA bodies, and to working across a variety of therapeutic areas.

Wrik Ghosh

Wrik Ghosh

Senior Health Economist

Position: Senior Health Economist
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 077
Email: wrik.ghosh@costellomedical.com

Wrik graduated from the University of Oxford in 2014 with an upper second class honours degree in Economics and Management. Following this, he completed a Masters degree in Health Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. For his dissertation, Wrik worked on a placement at the Performance Insight Team of the Department of Health, investigating equitable maximum waiting time standards in England, through an analysis of QALYs forgone whilst waiting.

Wrik joined Costello Medical as a Health Economist in October 2015. He is looking forward to applying his knowledge and skills, in particular economic modelling, to a variety of projects, whilst further pursuing his interest in this field.

Natalie Hearmon

Natalie Hearmon

Senior Health Economist

Position: Senior Health Economist
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 475
Email: natalie.hearmon@costellomedical.com

Natalie graduated from the University of Oxford in 2010 with a first class Masters degree in Mathematics. She then went on to complete a DPhil in Applied Mathematics through the Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre. Her doctoral research focused on modelling the fluid flow, chemical concentration and cell growth within hollow fibre membrane bioreactors, with applications to tissue engineering. This involved close collaboration with experimentalists working in the field of regenerative medicine. Since graduating, Natalie has gained further research and modelling experience through working in technology consultancy across a variety of industries, including within the medical sector.

Natalie joined Costello Medical in April 2016 as a Health Economist. She is very much looking forward to using her mathematical modelling background to contribute to the field, as well as developing new skills in areas specific to healthcare.

Katie Noon

Katie Noon

Analyst

Position: Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 537
Email: katie.noon@costellomedical.com

Katie joined Costello Medical in September 2016. Prior to this she completed a manufacturing excellence graduate scheme at a large FMCG company, focusing on problem solving and operations within a manufacturing environment, which included managing a team of 28 people across two production lines.

Katie has an upper second class honours degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Liverpool. In her final year research project, she investigated whether different strains of Staphylococcus aureus were resistant to D-sphingosine found in the skin. She first became interested in healthcare and science through work experience placements at different NHS hospitals and is excited to join the HTA Division at Costello Medical to develop her scientific knowledge and to use her analytical skills within a healthcare setting.

Bhovina Buguth

Bhovina Buguth

Health Economist

Position: Health Economist
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 541
Email: bhovina.buguth@costellomedical.com

Bhovina graduated from the University of East Anglia with a first class Masters degree in Pharmacy in 2014. She completed her pre-registration training year in community pharmacy, with a cross-sector placement at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She went on to complete an MSc in Health Economics at the University of York in 2015. For her dissertation, Bhovina worked on a placement at Boehringer Ingelheim, quantifying the cost of care of diabetes-related cardiovascular events in the NHS.

Bhovina joined Costello Medical in October 2016 as a Health Economist. She is looking forward to using her clinical knowledge to contribute to the field and mastering new skills such as economic modelling in a variety of projects.

Antonia Ulrich

Antonia Ulrich

Project Coordinator

Position: Project Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 473
Email: antonia.ulrich@costellomedical.com

Antonia graduated from the University of York in 2016 with an MSc in Health Economics. For her dissertation, Antonia performed database mapping to identify Real World Data pertaining to a specific disease. Before that Antonia worked for AstraZeneca in Germany after completing her undergraduate degree in Hamburg. During her undergraduate studies she completed internships in South Africa and the US, being involved in hospital management and delivering technological training to staff.

Antonia joined Costello Medical as a Project Coordinator in October 2016, and looks forward to applying her experience in the healthcare sector to a variety of projects within the different divisions.