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.
RUPERT GARA-ADAMS Director of Insight and Non-Executive Director
Rupert has over 25 years’ experience in the commercial and retail sectors. He has worked on a wide range of health and well-being projects 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.
CHARLOTTE HAMLYN-WILLIAMS Associate
Charlotte has a PhD in Children’s Health and Exercise, from the University of Exeter. Charlotte has previously worked at the University of Hertfordshire in the Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care, and the Centre for Health Services and Clinical Research, as well as at University College London at the Institute of Child Health, working as a Research Fellow on a wide range of public health interventions and studies. She has worked closely with charities, health care providers and NHS trusts. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has experience in qualitative research methodologies and intervention study design and delivery. Charlotte is interested in utilising qualitative research methodologies to gain insight to, and understand, behaviours of individuals and groups through a range of research methods such as focus groups and interviews.
SUSIE HUNTINGTON 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.
AMY PINSENT Associate
Amy has a PhD in Epidemiology and Mathematical Modelling from Imperial College London. Through the analysis of both surveillance and genetic data she looked at the dynamics and control of non-human influenza A and developed phylogenetic free methods to identify novel influenza lineages. She then moved to Monash University in Melbourne to work on modelling the elimination and control of blinding trachoma. After that she joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a Research Fellow to model and evaluate reduced dosing schedules of the pneumococcal vaccine. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has experience in mathematical and statistical modelling and analysis of epidemiological data.
GEORGIE WESTON Associate
Georgie completed her MPH in Public Health, specialising in Health Economics, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and has a BSc in biochemistry from Imperial College London. Georgie has previously worked in health communications for a range of organisations including the WHO, charities and pharmaceutical companies in England, the U.S., and France. She is interested in economic modelling and evaluation to solve complex healthcare problems, data visualisation and developing web-based tools for health economics.
MATHILDE VANKELEGOM Senior Analyst
Mathilde recently completed her MSc in Health Policy Planning and Financing from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics. Her MSc research project analysed the cost-effectiveness of point of care diagnosis of syphilis in pregnant women in the Mexican public health system. Before that, she graduated as a Medical doctor in the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She is interested in using economic tools to improve healthcare access and delivery.
ADA CHENG Analyst
Ada recently completed her MSc Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. For her master’s thesis, she collaborated with the Chinese University of Hong Kong to analyse the benefit-risks of various universal rotavirus vaccination schedules. Prior to that, she graduated with first-class honours from BSc Applied Medical Sciences at University College London. She is interested in using economic evaluation to support decision-making in order to improve healthcare access and delivery.
YIXUAN MA Analyst
Yixuan recently completed her MSc Health Data Science from the University College London having worked on research of causal effect of BMI on left ventricular structure and function. Her other research on the association of obesity and dementia is published in the international Journal of Epidemiology. Prior to this, she received a degree of BSc Population Health at UCL. She is particularly interested in health economic evaluation and she wants to push the boundaries of healthcare research.
ANNE MEIWALD Analyst
Anne has an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Anne’s MSc research project investigated the susceptibility of mosquitoes that transmit malaria and lymphatic filariasis in Côte d’Ivoire to the insecticides found in malaria bed-nets. Prior to this, Anne gained her BSc in Biological Sciences, specialising in Drug Science, from the University of Surrey. She is interested in applying the statistics and modelling knowledge gained during her MSc to real-world problems.
VERENA SCHNEIDER Analyst
Verena is completing her MSc Health Psychology at University College London. As part of her masters thesis and further research she is looking into the physical activity behaviour of UK adults during the Covid-19 pandemic. Prior to this, she received a first-class honours degree in Psychology at the University of Hagen in Germany. She is interested in health economic evaluation and applying statistical tools to aid health care decision-making.
CAROLINE DOMBROWSKI Project Manager and Data Protection Officer
Caroline joined Aquarius to support the team on managing our client projects and internal business development. Caroline is responsible for overseeing data protection strategy and implementation to ensure compliance with GDPR requirements. 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.
JULIE BRADLEY Finance Manager
Julie is a certified accountant based in Ireland. She has over twenty years of experience managing accounts for companies in England.
Julie is responsible for managing the accounts, finances and invoicing at Aquarius.
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 nearby Granary Square and King’s Cross.
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