Emma Lyon Carroll

Emma Lyon Carroll

BSc

Senior Project Manager

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BIO

My expertise

I’m a senior project manager specializing in pharma, wellness, patient support and behavior change projects.

My experience

My background over the last nine years has been client service, account management and project management in medical communications, healthcare advertising and most recently patient behavior change and adherence support programs. I’ve worked on large and small, global and local projects for many of the top pharmaceutical companies in areas including cardiovascular, gastroenterology, dermatology, oncology and rare disease. I enjoy planning, organizing and bringing together a wide range of stakeholders to deliver evidence-based programs that provide valued support to patients. 

My guiding principles

I am passionate about supporting patient populations whilst providing exceptional client service, delivering projects on time and budget.

 

Sarah Clifford

Sarah Clifford

PhD, MSc

Partner

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BIO

My expertise

I’m a health psychologist with research and consulting expertise in patient-centered outcomes and treatment adherence.

My experience

I have over 20 years’ experience in health research, including over 10 years of consulting with the life sciences industry. For my PhD, I designed and conducted treatment adherence-related studies at the London/UCL School of Pharmacy – my research helped inform the foundation of the New Medicines Service, a community pharmacy-delivered service in England to support patients with their prescribed medication.

For the last 10 years, I’ve worked in clinical research organizations (CROs) in the US, providing research, consulting and strategy to a wide range of national and international pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Most recently I was the US West Coast Divisional Principal for a large CRO, leading a multi-disciplinary patient-centered outcomes team. I have experience across a broad range of therapeutic areas, including gastroenterology, respiratory health, rheumatology and immunology.

My guiding principles

I’m driven by a desire to have a meaningful impact on the lives of people with long-term conditions.

 

Vanessa Cooper

Vanessa Cooper

PhD, CPsychol

Principal

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BIO

My expertise

I am a psychologist who specializes in understanding patients’ perceptions and experiences of illness, treatment and healthcare services, and developing interventions to address unmet need.

My experience

I have over 20 years’ experience working as a health psychology researcher in universities, the NHS and behavior change agencies. After completing my PhD on adherence to antiretroviral therapy for HIV, I was a senior researcher at UCL School of Pharmacy as part of a multidisciplinary team developing and evaluating theory-based interventions to enhance adherence by addressing perceptual and practical barriers to treatment. I then worked at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust where I designed and managed a program of research to develop HIV services to better meet the needs of an ageing population. Since 2015 I’ve worked as a consultant behavioral scientist, conducting primary and secondary research to understand people’s perceptions and experiences of illness, treatment and healthcare services and developing and evaluating healthcare interventions and patient support programs. I’ve worked across a wide range of disease areas and multimorbidity.

My guiding principles

I am passionate about co-creation – working with stakeholders including patients, patient organizations, healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical industry – to inspire and develop innovative support programs and services that meet the needs and preferences of end-users.

 

Lina Eliasson

Lina Eliasson

PhD, CPsychol

Partner

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BIO

My expertise

I specialize in understanding, measuring and improving treatment adherence and other behaviors that impact health. I also have experience in identification and validation of clinical outcomes assessments for use in clinical trials and in-patient preference studies.

My experience

My background lies in both research and the commercial world. Following the completion of my PhD on adherence to oral tyrosine-kinase inhibitors in chronic myeloid leukaemia, I worked as a post-doc researcher at Imperial College London. I then joined a behavior change agency, where I oversaw the development, implementation and evaluation of patient and caregiver support programs delivered by multi-disciplinary teams, which I also trained and supervised. Most recently, before founding Sprout with Christina in 2017, I led the European Clinical Outcomes Assessments team for one of the World’s largest CROs.

I’ve collaborated with numerous world-leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the UK, European and US markets across a wide range of disease categories.

My guiding principles

I value transparency in processes and communication, and having the freedom to recommend the best possible strategies for my clients.

 

Christina Jackson

Christina Jackson

PhD, CPsychol

Partner

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BIO

My expertise

I’m a behavioral psychologist specializing in improving adherence to medication for long-term conditions, and changing healthcare professional (HCP) behavior to improve services.

My experience

I’ve been working in the adherence field for more than a decade. I completed my PhD in adherence interventions at UCL and then worked for a behavior change agency before setting up Sprout with Lina in 2017. I focus on global and local initiatives to support people with long-term conditions with adherence and other self-management issues, and on projects focused on changing HCP behavior to improve services. I’ve worked for nine of the top 15 pharmaceutical companies, on more than 20 patient support programs.

My guiding principles

I love translating the latest findings from academic research into workable, real-world solutions that can help people with long-term conditions and their healthcare team. I’m particularly interested in digital approaches to behavior change and maintaining participant engagement through a program journey.

 

Laura Meade

Laura Meade

PhD, Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Senior Scientist

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BIO

My expertise

My PhD in health psychology had a focus on public health, and I’m also a certified health and wellness coach. I now specialize in improving patient adherence to treatment recommendations, including adherence to non-pharmacological treatments.

My experience

I’ve worked with patients in a variety of contexts. As a coach, I support patients on a one-to-one basis to implement behavior changes recommended by HCPs. I’ve worked in primary care, as well as in the academic, clinical and commercial worlds. I’ve developed community health initiatives to enhance understanding of how emotions impact health behavior, and the personal, social and environmental impacts on patient adherence. Using psychological theory and techniques, I developed and delivered interventions for patients with long-term conditions, with a focus on enhancing exercise adherence in patients with chronic pain.

My guiding principles

I’m passionate about translating research into practice. I enjoy working with both patients and healthcare providers to explore the best ways to support patients adhere to treatment recommendations.

 

Fernanda Trevisan

Fernanda Trevisan

MSc, Behavior Change

Scientist

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BIO

My expertise

I’m a behavioral change psychologist with experience in digital behavior change interventions. I specialize in improving patient adherence to treatments in both clinical trials and real-life settings.

My experience

I’ve been working in designing marketing strategies for FMCG and medical brands for over nine years. I specialize in developing and deploying strategy recommendations that combine person-centered research output and business needs. I completed my MSc in behavior change at UCL, systematically applying behavior change theory and methods to design, implement and evaluate interventions. I’ve worked for three of the top 15 pharmaceutical companies, with more than 10 of their leading brands across three continents.

My guiding principles

I’m passionate about finding ways to put clients and patients first in every piece of research and strategy development. I love working with health care professionals, patients and their families to explore ways to improve their quality of life, work and treatment adoption and adherence.

 

Anna Werchowiecki

Anna Werchowiecki

BCom

Senior Project Manager

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BIO

My expertise

I specialize in setting up and delivering pharma-led projects, behavior change initiatives and patient support programs.

My experience

I’ve worked in account management, project management and resource management. With over five years’ experience in the pharma industry, I’ve collaborated with many of the top pharmaceutical companies on a variety of projects. These range from multi-channel international patient support programs to discrete local projects to disease awareness initiatives.

My guiding principles

Always be prepared – as well as on time and to budget!

 

Emily Whyte

Emily Whyte

BSc

Junior Project Manager

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BIO

My expertise

I am a junior project manager providing support to senior project managers and specializing in pharma and wellness projects, behavior change initiatives and patient support programs.

My experience

I have worked in marketing and project management in a variety of roles including as a British Army Officer. With my immunology background, I have a deeper understanding of the relevancy of the project work we do at Sprout, and my army experience means I have the ability to work under pressure to meet important deadlines and budgets.

My guiding principles

I am excited to play a role in delivering evidence-based programs which provide practical and effective solutions for patients and healthcare teams, ultimately improving the quality of healthcare given and received.