The experienced multidisciplinary team at Aquarius comes from diverse backgrounds, including academia, patient care, government and industry. Our experience helps us understand the demands of each sector, and how to successfully work together.
Our senior experts work directly with clients from project inception through to final successful delivery. We love developing close partnerships with our clients, and delivering true value when exploring their challenges.
ELISABETH ADAMS Managing Director and Founder
Elisabeth was brought up in the US, but travelled widely from a young age to pursue her love of medicine, science, and a challenge. This led her to Micronesia to study dengue outbreaks, Peru to analyse sexual health interventions, and across the UK to work on projects to benefit the National Health Service. She studied Psychology (University of Michigan, BS Hons), Epidemiology (Oxford University, MSc), and received her PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the cost-effectiveness of chlamydia screening in England, and her work on sexual health has influenced international policy. Her broad background gives her a global perspective on health.
Before starting Aquarius, Elisabeth was a mathematical modeller and health economist in infectious diseases for seven years at the Health Protection Agency. She founded Aquarius Population Health in response to her passion for generating robust research at pace, and making it accessible to her academic, clinical, policy-making and industry colleagues.
MICHAEL HARVEY Economic Modeller
Mike has a PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan. There he examined the cost-effectiveness and optimal timing of the herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine and was the recipient of a PhRMA Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. He also holds an MRes in Medicine (University of St Andrews) and a Masters in Public Health (University of Minnesota) and is a member of the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health society. His research interests include decision science, optimisation of public health and health care interventions, mathematical modelling, data visualisation and developing web-based tools for health economics.
SUSIE HUNTINGTON Research Associate
Susie has a PhD in Epidemiology from University College London. Through data linkage of two large studies she examined the health outcomes of women living with HIV prescribed antiretroviral therapy in pregnancy. She has previously worked in Public Health for local government (Islington and Camden). Prior to returning to academia, she worked in HIV and STI surveillance at the Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England) and on secondment to the Catalan government. She has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and has experience of evidence synthesis, data analysis, and patient pathway mapping.
CHIH-YUAN CHENG Research Associate
Chih is a physician and recently completed a joint MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing in London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and London School of Economics. He graduated with an MD degree from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan (1st class honour) and has worked in hospitals and clinics in Taiwan, United States, Spain and Burkina Faso. He gained experience in the NHS GP service from the work with Doctors of the World UK. Chih has experience in clinical case reviews, health policy analysis, economic and econometric modelling, evidence synthesis and data analysis in projects related to HIV and dermatology.
CAROLINE DOMBROWSKI Project Manager
Caroline joined Aquarius to support the team on managing our client projects and internal business development. Before joining Aquarius, she provided management consulting at Accenture, delivering complex technology systems and integrating business processes using diverse technologies across varying industries. She has also become involved in leadership positions in community volunteer organizations focusing on health and education. Caroline graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Beth joined the Aquarius team in October 2017 as a part-time Research Assistant. Beth is in her final year of studying Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and particularly enjoys the quantitative aspects of her course. In Summer 2017 she was an intern at Unilever, contributing to analyses of forecast accuracy and reviewing the product portfolio as part of the Supply Chain Planning team.
RUPERT GARA-ADAMS Director of Market Researcher and Non-Executive Director
Rupert has over 25 years’ experience in the commercial and retail sectors. He has worked on health and well-being projects across the commercial and retail sectors and leads on Aquarius’ qualitative and market research projects. Rupert is an expert at gaining insight on customer and consumer behaviour, using a range of research methods such as focus groups, ethnography, and more cognitive research e.g. eye-tracking and sensory measurement.
ANDREW MUIR Non-Executive Director
Andrew is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of executive and general management experience. He is a specialist in building high-growth companies, both in the UK and internationally, where he has a track record of delivering rapid profitable growth and successful exits including a very successful Nasdaq float. He has particular interests in science and technology and their application. Andrew has established a number of successful businesses during his career and continues to coach and help others as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman.
JULIE BRADLEY Finance Manager
Julie is a certified accountant based in Ireland. She has over 20 years’ experience managing accounts for companies in England. She is responsible for the accounts, finances and invoicing at Aquarius Population Health.
TEDDY Well-being and Morale Officer
Teddy has been with Aquarius since August 2016. He came to the company as a rescue from Dog’s Trust and quickly settled into his full-time role. He splits his time in the office between sleeping, doing tricks for treats, relieving stress, welcoming visitors, and encouraging staff to have a healthy lifestyle with lots of outdoor breaks in the nearby Waterlow Park and Hampstead Heath.
HELEN MUNRO WILD Public Health Analyst and Project Manager
Helen has an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has worked in several NHS and government organisations, across a range of public health issues, most recently on child and maternal health and tobacco use and control. In her current role, she has supported the team on project management, proposal and scientific writing, database development, evidence synthesis, and data analysis on various projects.
ALICE EHRLICH Research Associate
Alice has an MSc (Distinction) in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her expertise includes conducting literature reviews, policy analysis, and science writing. She has experience of research in the health charity sector, has held a policy role in the Department of Health in England, and has worked on many health economics and epidemiology projects.
JON READ Mathematical Modeller and Epidemiologist
Jon is a lecturer in Epidemiology at the University of Liverpool and previously worked at Cambridge and Warwick Universities. His background is in mathematical modelling, and he is currently working to understand transmission of infectious diseases around the world. In particular, he analyses social mixing patterns in the UK and internationally to gain quantitative estimates of behaviours that can be used in modelling studies.
KUNJ SHAH Microsoft Excel Programmer
Kunj has an MSc from London Business School in Finance and has worked mainly across the financial sector in London. His areas of expertise include Microsoft Visual Basic programming and solving numerical problems using Excel. He is an expert in creating user-friendly tools with clean, intuitive and elegant interfaces fronting powerful and complex calculation engines.
PIPPA OAKESHOTT General Practitioner and Professor of General Practice
Pippa’s time is split as a general practitioner in south London, and clinical and academic research and teaching at St. George’s, University of London. She studied Medicine at Cambridge University and did her GP training at Barts’ and St Thomas’ Hospitals. She holds a strong background in randomised controlled trials and cohort studies in primary care. Pippa has been chief or co-investigator on several large grants and has over 180 publications including eight BMJ research papers. Her main disease interests are sexual health, hypertension, and stroke.
SIMON GOLDENBERG Consultant Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor, Honorary Senior Lecturer
Simon works in microbiology and infection control at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, The London Bridge Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London. His interests are healthcare associated infections (particularly Clostridium difficile infections) and all aspects of infection prevention and control. He has extensive experience as a clinical microbiologist and has been involved in assay development and validation and point of care testing. Simon is also assistant editor of the Journal of Hospital Infection and has published extensively
ROBIN MERAY Scientific Writer
Robin graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and went on to complete a PhD from Harvard Medical School on Parkinson’s disease. She is an experienced research and development scientist in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. She has conducted and led research in multiple disease areas including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, amyloidosis, ophthalmic disease, stroke, and diabetes. She now writes and edits peer-reviewed journal articles.
ISABEL BELLIDO ALVAREZ Art Director and Graphic Designer
Isabel has studied fine arts and holds an MA in Graphic Design and Graphic Arts from the University of Malaga. Her passions are conceptual thinking and problem solving, through thought-provoking ideas and beautiful design solutions. Her wide experience includes advertising, branding, print and digital design. Isabel works on the whole creative process, from the first idea through final product.
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