Who We Are

MARKET ACCESS CONSULTANTS AND ADVISORS

Our clients operate in dual environments - life science and business - and we shape our teams around the common challenges facing these segments. Valid Insight’s international team draw on decades of market access, medical and relevant commercial experience.

JAMES WRIGHT

MSc

Senior Director Operations/ COO

James Wright is Senior Director of Operations at Valid Insight. With over 20 years’ experience in consulting and healthcare, James leads our international operations.

FRANK COUSINS

BSc (Hons.)

Senior Director Commercial Strategy/ CCO

Frank is Senior Director and CCO at Valid Insight. With nearly 25 years of experience as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry, Frank is a seasoned professional, who leads our commercial strategy, business and client solution development.

RAF DE WILDE

PhD

Senior Executive Advisor

Raf De Wilde is a global expert in life sciences pricing and all aspects of market access. He has over 40 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and over 30 years in global market access. Apart from his vast expertise with market access projects he is also a proficient trainer on pricing, tendering and contracting, market access negotiations, patient access schemes, and WHO classification issues.

CAROLYN STEEDS

BSc (Hons), PGCert Health Economics

Director – Value Communication

Carolyn has 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, including 15 years in the global HEOR division of Allergan (now AbbVie), 14 years in market access consultancy and 3 years working for a medical diagnostic company. Carolyn specialises in the development of value dossiers, key value messages, value communication tools, HTA submissions and health economic models to support pricing, reimbursement and market access.

PEDRO BORGA

MPharm

Senior Consultant

Pedro is a Senior Consultant at Valid Insight. Pedro has worked in a diverse selection of roles across translational research, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, distribution and sales, obtaining a holistic view of pharmaceutical supply chain. His market access experience spans commercial strategy, pricing and positioning research, TPP and value message testing, literature review, epidemiology and market sizing, competitive assessment and tracking, interviewing and adboard moderation.

STEPHEN HALL

BSc, MRes, PhD

Senior Consultant

Stephen is a Senior Consultant at Valid Insight. He began his career working as a postdoctoral researcher in Neuroscience, and worked for 2 years at Newcastle University, before working for 7 years as a Wellcome trust researcher at the University of York.

LAURA KELLY

BA, MSc, DPhil

Consultant

Laura Kelly has nearly ten years of experience working in applied health research, particularly in the area of Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) measurement. She has extensive experience of designing and conducting qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods projects, including in-depth interviews, focus groups and cognitive interviews. Her research experience covers a broad range of therapeutic areas, including dermatology, diabetes, neurology, orthopaedics, women’s health, urology and epilepsy.

Francesca Torelli

MSc, MPhil

Consultant

Francesca is a consultant at Valid Insight. Francesca has experience in value demonstration and market access strategy in a range of chronic diseases, working directly with stakeholders to develop targeted value propositions and communications materials. In addition, Francesca has been involved in evidence generation, real-world data collection and developing economic evidence, including budget impact and cost-effectiveness analyses.

ESTHER MIRALLES SIMÓ

MSc

Consultant

Esther Miralles Simó is a Consultant at Valid Insight. Prior to joining Valid Insight, Esther worked at Karolinska Development, a venture capital organisation where she was involved in a range of projects in the business development area, including pricing and reimbursement landscaping, market sizing and in competitive intelligence activities.

JULEN ZABALA MANCEBO

MSc, PhD

Consultant

Julen is an experienced market access and pricing consultant with extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in the development of market access strategy and payer deliverables across all stages of the product lifecycle.

RITA CONCEIÇÃO

MPharm

Associate Consultant

Rita Conceição is experienced in pricing and reimbursement submissions, market dynamics activities, global value dossiers and stakeholder reports and communications. She has expertise in a range of therapeutic areas, including oncology, respiratory and vaccines. Previous pharmaceutical sciences training has also enabled Rita to have broad exposure to the pharmaceutical environment.

MARIA ANA ALMEIDA

MPharm

Associate Consultant

Maria is an Associate Consultant at Valid Insight. She has vast experience across digital brand launch projects and as a speaker on big data and data sciences. Maria’s expertise spans scientific knowledge, communication, project management, analytics and more.

Paula Martin

DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant

Paula holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine and a PhD in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine. She is also a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the speciality of Neurology. Paula worked for 10 years as a companion animal veterinarian, specialising in neurology and neurosurgery. She was also involved in research and teaching. before she switched careers and became a Senior Medical Writer in 2016, focusing on a variety of pharmaceutical drugs and covering multiple therapy areas.

GIULIA PASINI

MPharm

Associate Consultant

Giulia graduated with a second-level master's degree in International Healthcare Management, Economics, and Policy, after a first-level master's degree in Pharmacy, and has a solid scientific background through her previous experiences. She has 7 years of experience in scientific research focused on prions and neurodegenerative diseases. Before joining Valid Insight, she worked as a market access analyst in consultancy. She also performed a 3-months cost-benefit analysis on MEA.

SUE CALEO-NAEYAERT

BPharm. Grad.Dip.Sc(Pharm). MCom

Senior Advisor

Sue Caleo-Naeyaert is a senior international executive in the areas of Pricing, Market Access, Health Economics, Government Affairs and Policy who has lived and worked in Europe, Switzerland, Asia, and the United States. With a combined 26 years of experience in academia, government and the pharmaceutical industry, Sue had held senior roles at local, regional and global levels working for Roche, Janssen/Johnson and Johnson, Merck KGaA and Fresenius Kabi, managing complex and challenging projects.

ALIA KAROUNI

BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Advisor

Alia Karaouni has over 20 years’ experience as a strategy consultant and foresight expert. She is an expert in systems thinking and business modelling for complex decision support in the pharmaceutical industry. She focuses on issues related to pricing strategy, market access, portfolio analysis, cost-benefit assessment, commercial planning and valuation.

CAROLE CHRVALA

MA, PhD

Senior Advisor

Carole Chrvala has nearly 30 years’ experience as an epidemiologist, health economics and outcomes researcher.

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