Head of the Multidisciplinary Division
Position: Head of the Multidisciplinary Division
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 030
Lucy has managed a wide variety of projects since joining Costello Medical, including HTA submissions, systematic literature reviews and value dossiers, in a broad range of disease areas. In her role as Head of the Multidisciplinary Division, Lucy is particularly excited about continuing to diversify and improve the service offerings at Costello Medical, ensuring that they continue to meet the high expectations of both clients and colleagues. Lucy also manages Costello Medical’s pro bono project activities, and coordinates the company’s expanding interest in public health through collaboration with public sector and charitable organisations. She really enjoys the variety of work and opportunities on offer at Costello Medical; Lucy is part of the recruitment team and has performed research for presentation at ISPOR alongside her client responsibilities.
Prior to joining Costello Medical, Lucy graduated from the University of Oxford in 2006 with an upper second class Masters degree in Chemistry. She then completed her DPhil studies in Clinical Medicine in 2010 and continued her research at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford as a post-doctoral researcher. Lucy’s doctoral and post-doctoral research covered a variety of infectious diseases, focusing on the role of the essential nutrient iron, as well as global health issues such as anaemia and vaccines.
Head of Rare Diseases
Position: Head of Rare Diseases
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 025
As the Head of Rare Diseases at Costello Medical, Annabel leads a range of project types across our different service offerings, and has a specialist interest in orphan and ultra-orphan indications.
Annabel has experience in a wide-range of rare diseases, including paediatric conditions and genetic disorders, where she has led teams to successfully provide high-quality project support at various stages of clinical development. Annabel is passionate about the societal value of treatments for rare diseases and is dedicated to the delivery of pro bono support to a number of rare disease charities, including our long-term collaboration with the rare disease charity Findacure. Annabel plays an active role in academic discussions in this area, leading an issue panel at the 2016 European ISPOR conference focussed on off-label treatments in rare diseases. Annabel was also a panellist at DPharm Europe 2016, discussing Costello Medical’s ongoing collaborative work developing economic models focused on drug repurposing in rare diseases.
Prior to joining Costello Medical in April 2015, Annabel completed a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Cambridge, having previously received an upper second class BA in Natural Sciences at the same institution. During her PhD, Annabel used a combination of imaging, genetics and computer modelling to examine the role and relationship of four intracellular proteins that mediate the link between cells and the surrounding extracellular matrix. Following her PhD, Annabel volunteered with a non-governmental organisation in Cambodia, cementing her enthusiasm for the healthcare sector and charity work.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 033
As a cross-divisional Consultant, Rebecca enjoys the opportunity to work on a variety of project types, ranging from HTA submissions to medical affairs support, value dossiers, literature reviews and economic models. Through these projects she has gained experience in a number of disease areas, including epilepsy, oncology and the spondyloarthropathies. She is also involved in several internal initiatives, including recruitment, the organisation of induction training for new starters, and keeping the Costello Medical LinkedIn pages up-to-date.
During her time at Costello Medical, Rebecca has conducted several pieces of original research, one of which she was delighted to present at the 17th Annual European ISPOR Congress as an oral presentation. To pursue her interest in health economics further, in 2015 Rebecca completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals (by distance learning) at the University of York.
Rebecca originally graduated from the University of Cambridge in June 2013 with an upper second class degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Neuroscience.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 063
As a Consultant in the Multidisciplinary Division, Catherine has experience in the management of a wide range of project types including value materials, congress support and HTA submissions, across a broad range of indications. Catherine particularly enjoys the scientific variety of her role, and is excited to continue to grow her skills and knowledge through the projects that she works on, as well as maintaining the excellent quality standards at Costello Medical. In addition to her client responsibilities, Catherine takes responsibility for organising internal training activities, to ensure that the wealth of expertise within Costello Medical is shared throughout the company.
Before joining Costello Medical, Catherine graduated from the University of Cambridge with an upper second class honours degree in Biological Natural Sciences, specialising in Pathology, and in 2016 she completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals at the University of York.
Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 079
Bryony graduated from University College London with a first class honours degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Neuroscience, Mathematics and Statistics. As an undergraduate she completed a summer internship at the John Innes Centre working on calcium flux detection in legumes. Through this internship Bryony developed a keen interest in biological modelling using her favourite programming language, R.
She then went on to complete a Masters degree in Computational Biology from the University of Cambridge. For her Masters thesis Bryony completed a joint project with AstraZeneca and Cancer Research UK. This project explored integrative clustering of genomic, mutation and copy number data as a way of determining novel non-small cell lung cancer subtypes which may have differing drug responses. After graduating Bryony worked as a financial analyst at the London Ambulance Service where she developed her knowledge of the public sector.
Bryony joined Costello Medical in February 2016. She is excited to develop her statistical and programming skills further whilst working on a wide variety of projects, and is looking forward to contributing to the growth and development of the company.
Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 479
Kate graduated from the University of East Anglia in July 2014 with an upper second class degree in Biochemistry. For her final year research project she investigated the roles DNases play in preventing the re-establishment of Campylobacter biofilm populations. The results generated from this project went on to be published in two peer-reviewed scientific journals. Following her undergraduate degree, Kate completed a Masters degree in Epidemiology at Imperial College London in 2015.
Motivated to work within the healthcare industry and improve the lives of patients, Kate joined Costello Medical as a Scientific Intern and was delighted to transition into the permanent role of Analyst in March 2016. Since joining Costello Medical, Kate has worked on a diverse range of projects across several disease areas in the Evidence Development and HTA and Health Economics Divisions. She has particularly enjoyed becoming involved with the company’s pro bono projects, which have focused on benefiting patients who suffer from rare diseases in the UK. Kate looks forward to working within the talented and dynamic team at Costello Medical as well as further developing and applying her scientific knowledge across a variety of projects.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 548
Before joining Costello Medical, Ben completed his PhD in Molecular Cell Biology at Queen Mary University London in 2016. During his postgraduate studies, he worked on the in vitro-modelling of rare skin disorders and the assessment of nanopolymer-based systems for transdermal drug delivery, with parts of his work having been published in peer-reviewed journals. Previous to this, he received a Master degree in Molecular Biotechnology from the University of Lübeck (Germany) while investigating the use of adult human stem cells in neural tissue engineering.
Interested in applying his knowledge of translational biosciences in a more commercial and varied setting, Ben joined Costello Medical in January 2017 as a Scientific Intern. He quickly developed a passion for the work in healthcare consulting and gladly accepted the opportunity to transition to a permanent position soon after. As an Analyst in the Rare Diseases division, he particularly enjoys being able to continuously learn about new aspects of Evidence Development and Health Technology Assessment, and to apply his expertise towards the challenges inherent to the field of rare diseases and orphan drug development.
Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 535
Chris graduated from the University of York in 2011 with a first class Masters degree in Chemistry, before going on to Imperial College London where he embarked on a PhD in Membrane Biophysics. His research utilised a multidisciplinary approach to investigate the effector function of membrane stress response systems involved in bacterial pathogenicity and multi-drug resistance. The results obtained from the project were published in two peer-reviewed scientific journals and delivered at a number of national and international conferences. After completing his doctorate, Chris undertook a year-long post-doctoral position working on the development of a novel class of drug molecules in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline.
Driven by a keen interest in the healthcare industry and a desire to apply his scientific knowledge in a more commercial environment, Chris joined Costello Medical as a Cross-Divisional Analyst in September 2016. He is looking forward to working on a variety of projects across Costello Medical’s different service areas and broadening his knowledge of the healthcare sector.
Tel: +44 (0) 207 268 3271
Pippa graduated from the University of St Andrews with a first class Honours degree in Geography in 2016, before going on to complete a Masters in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her research projects to date have focused on geographical variations in health outcomes, with her undergraduate dissertation focusing on obesity in Scotland, and her postgraduate thesis exploring short-term mortality from colon cancer.
She looks forward to applying the knowledge and experience gained through her studies in a more commercial environment, and working on a wide range of projects as part of the Multidisciplinary Division. She is particularly keen to further her interest in non-communicable disease, and to work across the different divisions to gain an appreciation of the drug development process.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 504
Tao joined the Multidisciplinary Division as an Analyst in January 2018, eager to apply her scientific background to the challenge of varied projects in multiple disease areas. Tao obtained an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2017, for which she undertook a dissertation project relating to the national HPV vaccination schedule, an area of particular interest, which she has previously worked on at Public Health England (PHE). Her studies, together with her experience of working on clinical trials relating to childhood vaccination, have led to a passion for Public Health and Epidemiological Research.
Prior to her work at PHE, Tao studied for a BSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield, focusing in her final year on a research proposal for the treatment of aortic stenosis. She is keen to apply her statistical knowledge and is passionate about the vast opportunities for skill development that the company environment fosters.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 020
Prior to joining Costello Medical, Kirsten graduated from the University of Bath in 2012 with an undergraduate Masters degree in Biochemistry. She then went on to complete her PhD at the Welcome Sanger Institute, where her research focussed on host-parasite protein interactions in the pathogenesis of malaria. During her PhD and subsequent Research Associate role, she identified and characterised the first known host-parasite protein-protein interaction involved in the sporozoite stage of malaria. Throughout her studies Kirsten has worked in a wide range of disease areas, including autoimmune conditions and platelet function during her undergraduate research placements, and C. difficile infection and malaria during her postgraduate degree. She has also published multiple peer-reviewed publications and presented her research at national and international conferences.
Kirsten joined Costello Medical in April 2018 as an Analyst in the Multidisciplinary Division, where she is looking forward to being part of a talented and dynamic team and applying her scientific knowledge and experience to a wide variety of projects.
Position: Project Assistant
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 020
Molly graduated in 2017 with an upper second class honours degree in Psychology from Maynooth University in Ireland. During her time at university, Molly gravitated toward the areas of Health and Applied Psychology and particularly developed an interest in the area of neurodegenerative disease. In line with her research interests, she conducted a small scale systematic review in her final year concerning the Mediterranean diet and cognitive health outcomes in older adults. She later opted to focus her final year research project on the Effects of Message-Framing and Dispositional Optimism on HPV Vaccination Intentions in a female student population.
Molly joined the Costello Medical team in November 2017, and is excited to grow and develop her skills alongside a company that is rapidly developing. She is passionate about working in the healthcare sector and is keen to apply her scientific knowledge to an array of projects within the Multidisciplinary Division.