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 and making it accessible to her academic, clinical, policy-making and industry colleagues.
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. Before this, 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 to improve healthcare access and delivery.
ALEIX ROWLANDSON Analyst
Aleix completed her MPH in Public Health from the University of Manchester. For her master’s thesis, she conducted a systematic literature review of economic evidence surrounding medical technologies for Type 1 diabetes. Before this, she graduated with a first-class honours degree in Social Policy from the University of York, with her dissertation having focused on cross-national differences in oncology treatment pathways. She is interested in the use of health economics to improve patient access to innovative therapies.
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.
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. Before 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.
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 technology consulting at Accenture, delivering complex technology systems and integrating business processes using diverse technologies across varying industries. She has also been 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.
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 into, and understand, behaviours of individuals and groups through a range of research methods such as focus groups and interviews.
HELEN MUNRO WILD Associate
Helen has 20 years of public health experience and is a member of the University of Hertfordshire. She has a background in both infectious and chronic non-communicable disease. Previously, she reviewed grant applications as an NIHR adviser, as well as leading a mixed-methods study to look at psycho-social aspects of self-management in renal patients. Having worked in local authority public health teams, regional public health networks, and at a national level with Public Health England and RDS, she has a broad perspective. Her experience also includes overseas work in India on HIV. She has an MSc in Epidemiology from LSHTM and peer-reviewed publications.
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.
KRISHNAN PURI SUDHIR Analyst
Krishnan completed his MSc in Health Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Additionally, he completed an MSc in International Development at the LSE and graduated with a first-class BSc in Economics from Queen Mary University of London. For his MSc Health Economics thesis, he investigated the indirect economic impact of untreated externalizing mental illness among Brazilian adolescents. Krishnan is particularly keen on mental health economics research and hopes to change the world for the better using his knowledge and interests as tools to achieve this.
LISA MINERS Analyst
Lisa completed her MSc in Health Economics from the University of East Anglia. For her master’s thesis, she conducted an economic evaluation of the use of prophylactic negative-pressure wound therapy dressings to improve healing post-caesarean section. Before this, she graduated from the University of Reading with a BSc in Microbiology. She is particularly interested in health economic evaluation techniques to support decision-making to improve healthcare access and delivery.
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.
NURILIGN AHMED Associate
Nuri Ahmed joined the team in January as an Associate. She has a PhD in Health Economics and Public Health and Policy from LSHTM. Her thesis focused on decision analytical modelling and cost-effectiveness analysis of alternative HIV testing services in Zambia. She has previously worked on different economic evaluation and economic modelling of new health technology assessments for various government agencies, including Unitaid and WHO. She has over 10 years of work experience in HIV global health programs and policy implementation and technical assistance in multiple Ministry of Health in sub-Saharan Africa, including Rwanda, Zambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Botswana, Mozambique, Eswatini, Lesotho, South Africa, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. She also has over 10 years of work experience working with donors and key stakeholders in global health including, CDC, USAID, DFID, IAVI, and Canadian Foreign Aid.
PADDY GODDARD-WATTS Analyst
Paddy has completed an MSc in Economics from University College London. His dissertation studied optimal smoking cessation policies and estimation techniques in the UK using censored quantile regression. Preceding this, Paddy worked as a data analyst and graduated with a first-class BSc in Economics from Cardiff University. He is particularly interested in health economic policy and the use of economic evaluation in delivering evidence-driven analysis to decision-makers.
PHOEBE MARSON SMITH Analyst
Phoebe completed her MSc in Science and Technology Policy in the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex. For her master’s thesis, she explored the relationship between research prioritisation and disease burden in biomedical research systems. Before her master’s, Phoebe completed a Biochemistry BSc at University College London (UCL). During her studies, Phoebe worked for the James Lind Initiative, a healthcare research group, and ResearchFish by Interfolio, a software company that measures the impact of research funding. She has also published two papers in peer-reviewed journals, one on John H Gaddum’s work on clinical trials and another on the frequency of the claim of ‘no effect’ or ‘no difference’ in systematic reviews. Overall, she has a strong interest in developing evidence-led health care policies.
RANJANA NAGI Analyst
Ranjana completed her MSc in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics (LSE) and holds a BSc in Global Health from York University. She has previously worked in the biopharmaceutical and academic research sectors in both England and Canada. With a passion to improve health and wellbeing, Ranjana is keen on leveraging her interdisciplinary research, data visualisation, and writing skills to drive evidence-informed health care decision making.
RUPERT GARA-ADAMS Director of Insight
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. Rupert leads 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.
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). Before 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.
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.
YIXUAN MA Analyst
Yixuan completed her MSc Health Data Science from the University College London having researched the 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. Before 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.
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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