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.
Consultant — Rare Diseases Lead
Position: Consultant — Rare Diseases Lead
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 025
As the Rare Diseases Lead 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.
Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 033
As a cross-divisional Senior Analyst, 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.
Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 063
As a Senior Analyst, Catherine enjoys working across divisions within Costello Medical and has experience in the delivery of a wide range of project types, including value dossiers, training materials, congress support and literature reviews. Catherine also has experience working across a variety of disease types including rheumatology, infectious diseases and oncology, and values being able to develop her knowledge of these medical areas. In addition to her client responsibilities, Catherine enjoys organising internal training activities and helping to ensure that the wealth of expertise within Costello Medical is shared throughout the company.
Prior to 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 is currently studying towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals at the University of York. Catherine thoroughly enjoys being able to apply these academic qualifications to her everyday work and working in the friendly and supportive atmosphere of Costello Medical.
Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 476
Henrike completed her doctorate in Pathology at the University of Cambridge in early 2016. During her PhD, she studied a non-conventional cell death mechanism during post-lactational regression of the mammary gland. Prior to her doctoral training, Henrike received a BSc in Biochemistry & Cell Biology and an MSc in Biomedical Sciences. During her 9 years in academia, she worked on a wide range of disease areas, including breast cancer, thyroid cancer and chronic Graft-versus-Host-Disease. Henrike has published multiple scientific papers, including a review on oncogene Stat3 in cancer and cell death. She has also presented her findings at numerous national and international conferences and symposia.
Henrike joined the company in January 2016 and is excited about contributing to the diverse projects at Costello Medical. She is particularly looking forward to applying her background in oncology and immunology, and expanding her knowledge of other disease areas.
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 792 535
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) 1223 792 495
Megan graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2014 with a first class honours degree in Mathematics. Continuing her studies at the University of Sheffield, Megan was awarded with a studentship from the National Institute of Health Research and achieved a distinction in her MSc in Statistics with Medical Applications in 2015.
After completing her Masters degree, Megan joined a consultancy as a Statistician where she was responsible for the provision of statistical and programming support to the pharmaceutical industry. Megan worked across different phases of clinical trials and managed a team which provided statistical analysis for an observational study. Through her academic and commercial background, Megan has experience in using a wide range of programming languages, particularly SAS and R.
Megan joined Costello Medical Consulting in April 2017. She is excited to apply her statistical expertise and clinical background to a wide variety of projects and is looking forward to further developing her knowledge in different therapeutic areas.