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Implications of Brexit - Speakers

Catherine Ayland - Independent Ethics Consultant to the BHBIA

Catherine Ayland is an independent market research consultant specialising in the healthcare field.  Catherine has been the BHBIA’s independent Ethics Consultant since 2005 and in this capacity she is responsible for developing and maintaining the BHBIA’s Legal and Ethical Guidelines.  Prior to working as a freelance consultant, which she has done for the last 15 years, Catherine spent 13 years on the client side, ultimately heading up the international market research team within Boots Pharmaceuticals. 

Catherine's role involves regular liaison with the MRS, the ABPI (Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry), the PMCPA (the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority), the ICO (information Commissioners Office) and with EphMRA (European Pharmaceutical Market Research Association) and ESOMAR too.

Yuliya Fontanetti - Head of Operations, Healthcare Research Worldwide (HRW) / BHBIA Ethics & Compliance Committee member

Having worked in the healthcare market research arena for most of her career, Yuliya’s passion for uncovering research insights has been supported by gaining robust experience across numerous therapy areas and methodological approaches over the years. 
Through her avid interest in high quality data and a real fascination with healthcare research, Yuliya has developed extensive data collection expertise and the desire to deliver ‘gold standard’ within MR by combining the drive for innovative approaches with guideline adherence and understanding.

A naturally keen ambassador for ethical compliance and guidelines, as well as leading the implementation of GDPR within her own organisation, Yuliya joined the BHBIA Ethics & Compliance Committee in early 2018 to help drive compliance across the industry and has since spoken at several successful BHBIA events.

Pat Leach - Senior Business Insight Lead, MSD / Training Team Lead, BHBIA Ethics & Compliance Committee

Having studied Chemistry I started my career in the R&D labs making nasty smells and sticky messes but soon realised there was more to the Pharma industry.  Having moved between agency and client roles and covering a broad range of therapy areas my interest in compliance and the ethical/legal side of the business has grown and expanded.  Now working for MSD I am involved in all aspects of contracting, adherence to the codes and helping others navigate the compliance world.

Dr Jessica Santos - Global Compliance and Quality Director, Kantar Health / Guidelines Team Lead, BHBIA Ethics & Compliance Committee

Dr. Jessica Santos is the Global Compliance Director in Kantar Health, the largest custom market research company focused on the life sciences industry.  Jessica is primarily responsible for providing oversight and support across the 40+ Kantar Health (KH) global offices in the area of regulation, interaction with clients, suppliers and others within Kantar Health, Kantar and WPP. Jessica is responsible for maintaining, anticipating and coordinating all activities with regard to compliance laws/regulations and quality framework on RWR (Real World Research) and MR (Market Research).

Jessica is an experienced statistician, analyst and methodologist. She gained her reputation through her publications and professional committee work in the industry. Jessica is a frequent speaker and contributor in major conferences. She has a PhD in Marketing and MRS fellowship.

Jessica is a member of EphMRA Compliance Network, UK Research Ethics Committee, reviewer and chair of ISPOR (International Society of Pharmaco-economic and Outcome Research) Code of Conduct Committee.