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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. 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.