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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.
Stephen provides strategic advice on conceptualising, structuring and the technical development of economic models and is experienced in advising on selection of defensible model inputs for HTA appraisals. Stephen also undertakes strategic reviews of previous appraisals across therapeutic areas to develop actionable advice for clients when forming their market access/HTA strategies. He is experienced across a variety of project types including HTA-focussed advisory boards, NICE early scientific advice, HTA strategy development, HTA submission development and delivery of finalised submissions (NICE, SMC, AWMSG and NCPE), attending appraisal committees, advising and drafting responses throughout the appraisal process post-submission, developing health economic manuscripts (including DES and Markov models) and related systematic reviews. Additionally, he has authored multiple related manuscripts in the peer-reviewed literature and presented original non-client research at the ISPOR Congress.
Stephen graduated with a first class MPharm from Queen’s University Belfast in 2005, and a PhD from the same institution in 2010; he practised as a registered pharmacist in 2006 – 2010 and is a full member of both the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Stephen joined Costello Medical in April 2014, having spent several years working in academic publishing. He enjoys drawing on his experience in HEOR, pharmacy, research and publishing to help clients communicate the economic and clinical value of their products effectively. In 2018, Stephen achieved a distinction in the MSc in Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment from the University of York, coming top of his year. 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.