Meet our experts


Vitaccess draws on decades of experience in market access, PROs, and health economics to provide pragmatic, expert advice.
In case you’re wondering, we’re pronouncing it Vyte-access!

Mark Larkin
PhD

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Mark founded Vitaccess in 2014, after more than 15 years in consultancy, with the aims of:

  • Harnessing the power of the digital technology to better represent the voice of patients in drug development and market access
  • Working with fellow experts to provide realistic experience-based market access and HEOR consultancy.

The Vitaccess model is to leverage technical and strategic expertise to achieve the clients’ goals.
He has a BA, MA and PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK. He lives near Geneva with his wife and three daughters.

Jon has over 20 years’ experience in software development for desktop, web and mobile, in a variety of industries, including health economics, banking, life insurance, and pensions. He has managed software development projects for a variety of actuarial, market access and health economics applications. Jon is a Chartered IT Professional, a Registered Practitioner in PRINCE2 project management, and a Certified Professional Scrum Master. He is Director of Technology here at Vitaccess.

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Helen Williams DPhil

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Helen has 7 years’ experience managing global language services supporting large-scale international clinical trials, first with leading international health consultancy Oxford Outcomes and subsequently as part of the Commercialisation & Outcomes division of ICON plc, a top 5 Contract Research Organisation (CRO).

Her expertise lies in leading client and project management teams handling a variety of life sciences translation programmes for application across a range of platforms, from traditional paper to interactive voice and web response systems, tablet and smartphone/BYOD.

Helen is Director of Operations at Vitaccess, based in the Oxford office, UK

Hara is Director of HEOR at Vitaccess. She has a background in health economics and 15 years’ experience in the fields of HEOR and market access. She specialises in the development of evidence generation P&R strategies and has managed a variety of primary and secondary research projects. Her experience covers a plethora of disease areas (hematology, oncology, rheumatology, dermatology, ophthalmology, endocrinology, respiratory diseases, CNS) and diverse types of products, including pharmaceuticals, vaccines and medical devices.

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Sujyotee Kretz

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Sujyotee has 11 years’ experience of managing international commercialisation and outcomes research projects across a range of indications, with particular expertise in linguistic validation and multilingual projects, first for Mapi Institute (Lyon) and subsequently ICON Plc (Oxford).
Sujyotee is bilingual French/English and holds an MSc in Scientific, Medical and Technical Translation with Translation Technology. Sujyotee is Operations Lead at Vitaccess, based in the Oxford Office, UK.

Annabel is an independent consultant specializing in the regulatory and HTA aspects of Patient Reported Outcomes and other clinical outcome assessments, based on 20 years’ experience. She develops PRO strategies to support regulatory and HTA submissions, including development and validation of instruments. Annabel was Director of the Patient Reported Outcomes group at Oxford Outcomes (now ICON plc) and Director of Patient Centered Outcomes at PRMA Consulting. Annabel is co-chair of the Drug Information Agency (DIA) Study Endpoints community.

Annabel Nixon PhD

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Julie Winstone PhD

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Julie is a market access consultant and senior medical writer with over 14 years of commercial and academic writing experience. She is highly skilled at communicating complex clinical and health economic information and has worked on HTA submissions to NICE, the SMC, the JCVI, and HAS. Julie has managed numerous projects, such as GVDs, HTA reviews, epidemiology studies, and literature reviews, in a variety of disease areas (including oncology and orphan diseases). Julie has an excellent understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods and statistics and has contributed to various statistics-based projects (e.g., retrospective audit analyses of PROs, meta-analyses, and disease-risk scoring systems).

Helen has 20 years’ experience in medical publishing and market access. She has in-depth understanding of market access issues and a broad range of therapy areas, and has a particular flair for communicating complex concepts in clear, coherent language.

Helen Barham PhD

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Amber Kudlac

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Amber has 10 years’ experience doing project management, data analysis and research reporting and stakeholder management. She has worked in industry alongside pharmaceutical companies in research consultancy for four years as well as not-for-profit epidemiology and oncology research project management.
As we’re developing our MyRealWorld™ App for patients, Amber’s analysis of the collected data will be incredibly valuable.

Catherine Åkesson is Associate Director of HEOR at Vitaccess. With a BA in Biology from Oxford University and an MRes in Molecular Biotechnology from Imperial College in London, Catherine brings her 10 years’ experience in developing and communicating value propositions, P&R, and market access to the team. She has a particular focus on HTA reviews, HTA tracking, primary research and P&R landscape assessments. Catherine has also led the development of innovative interactive tools and projects in a variety of disease areas, including hepatitis, oncology, and rheumatology. Catherine lives in Brighton and loves scuba-diving.

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Coralie Rassinoux

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Coralie has more than 15 years’ experience in communications, marketing and PR in very varied backgrounds from sailing sponsorships, government organisations, charities, city council to environment. She also brings some linguistic project management experience in the clinical field. She will be promoting Vitaccess digitally and in the real world, making sure the outside world knows about the excellence of our @MyRealWorld™ app.
An Oxfordshire lover, Coralie will use her chocolate mousse to bribe the team into leading a more sustainable way of life by encouraging them to recycle more and shop preloved!

Yugesh Sinha joins Vitaccess as an IT project manager and has close to 19 years of rich experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has worked in various pharmaceutical companies, initially as a research scientist for drug discovery programmes before moving into project management a couple of years back. He has managed client projects in personalised medicines and informatics space as well.

Yugesh holds an MSc in Toxicology from University of Birmingham. He is also a PRINCE 2 certified project manager. His expertise lies in the Pharma and healthcare sector knowledge and how it can be applied to IT projects in an effective way.

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