Dr Sophia is a self employed consultant contractor PhD medicinal chemist and health economist with over 20 years experience in the international biopharmaceutical industry and the NHS.
Dr Sophia trained in Chemistry at UCL (First Class Hons) and graduated with a PhD from the University of Bristol (antimicrobial agents) before qualifying in health economics at the University of Aberdeen (HERU) and graduating in General Management from Cranfield Business School.
Dr Sophia has carried out post doctoral research in analgesia (Opioids and Cannabinoids), has worked in International Regulatory Affairs (GSK heritage cytotoxics alkeran, leukeran, myleran, thioguanine, ondansetron, lapatinib and topotecan) and carried out Freedom To Operate searches for due diligence and risk mitigation (chemical sub structure/Markush searches).
In the NHS Dr Sophia has worked as a Commissioner reviewing areas of overspend, patient treatment pathways and waste and worked for the National Institute for health and Care Excellence (NICE) as Associate Director of Evidence for two years.
Dr Sophia has been employed by many organisations including GSK, AZ, Eli Lilly, Genzyme, J&J, Otsuka, Sucampo, Sandoz and Organon. She was voted by industry as Chairperson of the Thomson Reuters Scientific Users Group as well as industry representative for the Patent Documentation Group (PDG) and Pharmaceutical Discussion Ring (PDR). She also chaired the NICE Research Alignment Forum.
As an experienced independent market access consultant in Scientific and Medical Affairs Dr Sophia works compliantly in co-production and patient access programs and joint working agreements. Dr Sophia has over 20 years experience in medical affairs and market access, competitor intelligence, medical information and pre-launch activities (Global Value Dossier and AMCP dossier compilation). She has a proven track record for developing patient access strategies and successful technology appraisals for reimbursement. Dr Sophia is an experienced medical advisor for immunology, gastroenterology, CNS diseases and haematology.
Dr Sophia works with academic institutions producing evidence based content for degree courses.
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