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Craig Brooks-Rooney

Craig Brooks-Rooney

Head, Asia-Pacific

Position: Head, Asia-Pacific
Tel: +65 67 17 99 80
Email: craig.brooks-rooney@costellomedical.com

Craig joined the company in 2010, working in our Cambridge office before relocating to Singapore in 2014 to launch our Asia-Pacific office. Since opening the office, Craig has focused on recruiting and developing a high-calibre team with excellent scientific and language skills to support clients in the region.

His experience covers the range of our service offerings, with particular focus on development of regional medical affairs programmes, submissions to the Singapore HTA agency ACE (Agency for Care Effectiveness), real world evidence studies and publications. His passion lies in working closely with clients to understand their strategic objectives and developing innovative, tailored solutions to help meet those goals.

Lucy Eddowes

Lucy Eddowes

Head of the Multidisciplinary Division

Position: Head of the Multidisciplinary Division
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 030
Email: lucy.eddowes@costellomedical.com

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.

Natalie Hearmon

Natalie Hearmon

Consultant Health Economist

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

As a Consultant Health Economist at Costello Medical, Natalie has experience in the development, critique and adaptation of health economic models spanning simple, Markov and DES models. She has managed and been the lead Health Economist on several modelling projects across a range of therapeutic areas from rare to common diseases, including chronic and infectious conditions, and medical devices. Natalie especially enjoys the technical challenges of her work, and applying her mathematical background within the medical sector.

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 at the same university. 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.

Gengshi Chen

Gengshi Chen

Senior Health Economist

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

Gengshi leads and contributes to HTA submissions, health economic models, health economic manuscripts, and literature reviews for pharmaceutical and medical device clients. Gengshi is particularly interested in the challenges associated with the economic evaluation of diagnostic technologies and enjoys contributing to model conceptualisation and to implementation of decision tree and Markov models.

Between 2014 and 2016, Gengshi worked in Costello Medical’s Singapore office to support the Head of Asia-Pacific in establishing the regional client base and in growing the Costello Medical Asia-Pacific team.

Gengshi graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2013, achieving a first class honours BA and upper second class honours MSci, specialising in Biochemistry. Taking the opportunity to pursue further studies via distance learning whilst working at Costello Medical, Gengshi graduated in 2017 with a Masters in Health Economics from the University of York.

Bryony Langford

Bryony Langford

Senior Analyst

Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 079
Email: bryony.langford@costellomedical.com

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.

Ma Qian

Ma Qian

Project Consultant

Position: Project Consultant
Tel: +65 67 17 99 83
Email: qian.ma@costellomedical.com

Ma Qian graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2014 with Double Honours Degrees in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Business Administration. As part of her final year course, Ma Qian conducted a research project on biofuel recovery. Prior to joining Costello Medical, Ma Qian gained additional insights into the healthcare industry as a conference producer at Terrapinn, where she managed the development of the Biotech Showcase and Symposium, held as part of the 7th BioPharma Asia Convention 2014 in Singapore.

Keen to pursue her interest in the healthcare industry, Ma Qian started at Costello Medical as an Analyst in 2014, and has since then gained experience in medical affairs and market access projects for clients in Asia-Pacific. With her regional experience and language skills, Ma Qian is excited to further develop Costello Medical’s services in Asia-Pacific, particularly in China and Taiwan.

Wrik Ghosh

Wrik Ghosh

Senior Health Economist

Position: Senior Health Economist
Tel: +65 69 20 80 14
Email: wrik.ghosh@costellomedical.com

Since joining Costello Medical as a Health Economist in October 2015, Wrik has led the de novo development of cost-effectiveness models, burden of disease models, and budget impact models, across a range of disease areas and interventions, including rare diseases and medical device projects. Wrik has been involved in several submissions to HTA bodies in the UK, including NICE and the SMC.

Wrik joined the Costello Medical Singapore office in October 2017, and has supported ACE submissions in Singapore at all stages of the process. This has involved building new economic models, the adaptation of models to local settings, and the writing of submission documents, as well as regular collaboration with clinicians. He is looking forward to expanding the health economic service offerings in the Asia-Pacific region and applying his knowledge and skills to a variety of projects.

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 Master’s 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.

Aimée Hall

Aimée Hall

Analyst

Position: Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 491
Email: aimee.hall@costellomedical.com

Aimée graduated in 2012 from Durham University with a Masters degree in Physics. For her Masters project and as an astrophysics PhD student at the University of Cambridge, her research focused on image analysis and building a data reduction pipeline to detect small changes in starlight that hint at the presence of planets outside of our solar system. She presented her research at national and international conferences and also enjoyed coordinating the department’s graduate outreach programme for communicating with the public.

Aimée decided to leave academia and transition to a healthcare career as she wanted to make a wider contribution to society and use her scientific experience to improve people’s lives. She completed a Scientific Internship at Costello Medical at the end of 2016 and experienced regular cross-divisional work across many areas of the company. She is very excited to apply her analytical skills and statistical knowledge to a wide variety of projects, including publication development, biostatistics research and pro bono projects.

Chris McDonald

Chris McDonald

Senior Analyst

Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 535
Email: chris.mcdonald@costellomedical.com

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.

Megan Besford

Megan Besford

Biostatistician

Position: Biostatistician
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 495
Email: megan.besford@costellomedical.com

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 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.