A team of expert medical writers
Thanks to the increasing demands of our highly satisfied clients, our team just keeps growing!
Our medical writers are highly qualified scientists (mostly to PhD level) with expertise in a wide range of therapeutic fields and document types.
Many of our experts have previous experience of working within the pharmaceutical industry in various areas including medical writing, clinical and pre-clinical research, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance and project management. We also have a pool of preferred freelancer medical writers, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) writers, statisticians, quality controllers and graphic designers.
MEDICAL WRITING TEAM
Mike Freya Mueller
Lilia De Sequeira
Leonarda Di Candia
Helen BaldwinDirector of Scinopsis
Native English, fluent in French
PhD in Pharmacology (1988)
BSc in Pharmacology (1985)
EMWA President (2009-2010)
EMWA Vice President (2007-2009)
EMWA workshop leader (2005-date)
Helen created Scinopsis in 2006. She started medical writing in 1999 and has a great deal of experience in all types of regulatory documents and medical communications.
Medical Writer (1999-2006)
Clinical Project Manager (1994-1999)
FDM Pharma, France
Senior Research Scientist (1990-1993)
Astra Neuroscience Research Centre, UK
Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (1989-1990)
Department of Neuropharmacology,
Scripp’s Clinic, USA
Helen has 31 publications
from her research career
Hélène SardetBusiness and Project Manager
Native French, fluent in English
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) (2003)
MSc in Clinical trials and Marketing (2002)
Hélène joined Scinopsis in April 2013. Hélène has worked in clinical development since 2003 and has an excellent understanding of the pharmaceutical industry having worked for pharma and biotech companies of varying size and structure.
Clinical Project Manager (2011-2012)
Clinical Project Manager (2007-2010)
NicOx S.A, France
Clinical Research Associate (2003-2007)
Sanofi Aventis, France
Hélène has managed international Phase I-IV clinical trials in cardiology, central nervous system, rheumatology, dermatology and aesthetic areas.
Céline MassonBusiness and Project Manager
Native French, intermediate in English
MSc in Veterinary Pharmacotechnics (2003)
MSc in Animal Physiology (2002)
Céline joined Scinopsis in September 2013. Céline has worked in clinical research since 2004 and has an excellent understanding of the pharmaceutical industry having worked for pharma and biotech companies of varying size and structure.
Clinical Project Manager (2010-2012)
Umanis, full time contract at Galderma, France
Clinical Project Leader (2009-2010)
Clinical Research Coordinator (2004-2008)
Céline has managed international Phase I-III clinical trials in neurology, diabetology, nephrology, infectious diseases, cardiology, immunology, dermatology, orphan diseases and nutrition. Céline was involved in setting up a Phase I nutrition research unit and participated in the development of their quality system.
Kristina CorpetFinance & Human Resources Manager
Trilingual in English, French and German
Degree in Hotel business
Kristina joined Scinopsis in March 2010 and is responsible for the overall management of Scinopsis' finances and administration.
Manager of reception and finance (2007-2009)
Pierre & Vacances, France
Export manager (1997-2001)
Câbles Industriels de Champagne, France
Management assistant (1994-1996)
Hertz France SA, France
Assistant Service Groupe (1992 -1993)
Compass Tours Incoming, Germany
Commercial assistant (1991-1992)
PCSL Software, Germany
Reservation assistant (1990 -1991)
HRS, Hotel Reservation Service, Germany
Marianne BoninQuality, Environment, Health and Safety Manager
Native French, fluent in English
BA in Commercial English and Spanish (1985)
Marianne joined Scinopsis in October 2017. She has worked in quality management, clinical research, pharmaceutical sciences and medical devices since 1996. Before joining Scinopsis, she spent 3 years as a consultant in quality management, implementing and maintaining quality systems in various types of companies. She also performed audits, training and coaching in the fields of quality, and health and safety.
Quality Management Consultant (2015-2017)
Quality Records Manager (2010-2014)
R&D Training Manager (2010)
Quality Assurance Specialist for CMC and Clinical Trial Supplies Manager (2006-2010)
Investigational Supplies Coordinator (2006)
Quality Systems Administrator and Good Practices/Quality Trainer (2000-2005)
Quality Assurance Assistant (1998-1999)
Investigational Supplies Production Manager (1996-1997)
Manager of a theatre company, Actress, Stage Director (1985-1996)
Charlotte WraggOffice Manager
BA (Hons) in Multimedia (2005) University of Brighton
National Diploma in Business Skills (2009) University of Brighton
Charlotte joined Scinopsis in January 2020 and is responsible for the overall administrative management of the company, and especially of the UK office.
Quality Administrator (2018-2019)
Destiny Pharma Plc, Sussex Innovation Centre, Falmer, UK
ODT Solicitors, New Road, Brighton, UK
Partnership Resident Liaison Officer (2012-2016)
Brighton and Hove City Council
Data Analyst – Practice Management Team (2007-2012)
The Pensions Regulator, Napier House, Trafalgar Place, Brighton, UK
Events Co-ordinator (1999-2002)
British Telecom, Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, UK
Charlotte has enjoyed a varied working background in a cross-section of industries. She has worked in both the private and public sectors and has provided high level administrative support in her roles, which have covered areas such as Legal Administration, Pharmaceutical Quality Management and Regulatory Data Reporting.
Mark LoughlinBusiness Development Manager
Native English, intermediate French
PhD in molecular biology (1995)
MSc in Science Communication (1997)
Mark joined Scinopsis in October 2019 after 5 years at NexGen Healthcare, London, UK, where he was involved in growing the business from 2 employees to more than 30 staff members.
Principal Medical Writer and Project Planning Lead
NexGen HC, London, UK (2014-2019)
Senior Medical Writer
Inspired Science, London, UK (2012-2014)
Axon, London, UK (2011-2012)
Succinct Healthcare, Amersham, UK (2009-2011)
Mark’s career has involved a wide range of activities and skills, from laboratory research to interviewing and filming famous musicians or terminally ill patients. His recent career has required expert writing skills as well as a strong client service approach and excellent interpersonal skills.
Sarah HopwoodHead of Medical Writing
Native English, fluent in French
PhD in Neuropharmacology (2000)
BSc (first class honours) in Pharmacology (1996)
Currently enrolled in the EMWA
advanced professional development programme in medical writing.
Sarah joined Scinopsis in September 2009 after working as a medical writer in an international medical communications agency for 3 years. She is very experienced at writing a wide range of regulatory documents and medical communications covering many therapeutic areas. She has experience of managing complex medical writing projects with multiple medical writers.
Medical Writer (2006-2009)
Envision Pharma, UK
Post-Doctoral Research Associate (2003-2006)
Department of Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine
and Intensive Care, Imperial College London, UK
Post-Doctoral Research Associate (2001-2003)
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
and Chemistry, King’s College London, UK
Sarah’s research experience includes
depression, anaesthetics, stroke therapy
and neurotrauma. She has 15 full publications
from her research career.
Gaële DucherPrincipal Medical Writer
Bilingual in English and French
PhD in Physiology (2005)
MSc in Physiology (2000)
BSc (Hons) in Sport Sciences (1999)
Currently enrolled in the advanced EMWA professional development programme in medical writing
Gaële joined Scinopsis in November 2011 and is experienced at writing a wide range of regulatory documents and medical communications covering many therapeutic areas.
Research Associate (2010-2011)
Department of Kinesiology, Penn State University, USA
Post-doctoral research fellow (2006-2009)
Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Australia
Fellowship researcher (2003-2005)
Inserm ERIT-M0101, France
Gaële has extensive research experience in rheumatology, paediatrics, medical imaging and sport sciences.
Gaële has 25 publications from her research career. She has served as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and as an expert for research organisations and universities.
Hannah BartrumPrincipal Medical Writer
Native English, intermediate in French
PhD in Organic Chemistry (2009)
MSci in Chemistry (2005)
MA Natural Sciences (2004)
Currently enrolled in the EMWA professional development programme in medical writing.
Hannah joined Scinopsis in September 2014.
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (2012-2014)
Université Joseph-Fourier, France.
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2009-2012)
Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Nottingham, UK in a collaborative project with Pfizer, Sandwich, UK.
Hannah has been involved in writing journal articles containing her research results, which have been published in several peer-reviewed journals.
Mike Freya MuellerSenior Medical Writer
Bilingual in English and German, intermediate French
PhD in Biochemistry of Nutrition (2013)
Diploma in Nutrition Science (2009)
Currently enrolled in the EMWA professional development programme in medical writing
Mike first joined Scinopsis in January 2017 following 9 years in cancer research and nutritional biochemistry
Medical Writer (2018-2019)
Medical Writer (2017-2018)
Scinopsis Ltd, UK
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2014-2017), Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
University of Edinburgh, UK
Doctorate (2009-2013), German Institute of Human Nutrition
University of Potsdam, Germany
Mike’s research has focused on colorectal cancer and on the role of nutrition in carcinogenesis.
Mike has published her research in several peer-reviewed journals.
Dominique HelbergSenior Medical Writer
Native English speaker
MSc in Clinical Nutrition (2013)
BSc (Hons) Human physiology & Chemistry (2011)
Dominique joined Scinopsis in August 2016 after 2 years of medical writing. She is experienced at writing regulatory documents and medical communications in a number of therapeutic areas.
Medical Writer (2014-2016)
Spectrum Regulatory Solutions, Horsham, UK
Practice Manager (2011-2013)
W1 Dental, London, UK
Dominique has medical writing experience in oncology, analgesics, antimuscarinics, dentistry, mental health and nutrition.
Sue TollerfieldPrincipal Medical Writer UK Team Leader
Native English, intermediate German
PhD in Chemistry (1989)
BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (1985)
Sue joined Scinopsis in November 2017. She has over 16 years’ experience of medical writing in the pharmaceutical industry.
Head of Clinical Study Management, Clinical Team Lead, Principal Clinical Project Manager (1999-2007)
International Study Manager, Clinical Project Manager (1995-1999)
Clinical Project Co-ordinator, Clinical Research Associate (1991-1995)
Schering Health Care Ltd, UK
Science Editor (1989-1991)
British Industrial Biological Research Association, UK
Sue has clinical development experience in a range of therapeutic areas including oncology (leukaemia and lymphoma, breast cancer, colorectal cancer and transplantation), X-ray, ultrasound and MRI contrast media, and hormone replacement therapy (pill and patch). Sue’s medical writing experience covers protocols and amendments, patient information leaflets and informed consent forms, clinical study reports, investigator brochure and PSUR updates, responses to regulatory authorities’ questions, integrated efficacy and safety summaries, and manuscript, abstract and slide set preparation.
Sue’s PhD research involved the synthesis and biological evaluation of some phosphate triester derivatives of the antiviral drug ara-A.
Sue has 10 full publications from her PhD research and from pharmaceutical industry clinical development studies.
James KistlerSenior Medical Writer
Native English, conversational French
PhD in Microbiology (2014)
BSc in Medical Microbiology (2005)
James joined Scinopsis in January 2016 after 2 years working as a postdoctoral researcher in oral microbiology.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant (2014-2016)
Queen Mary University of London, UK
Molecular Biologist (2006-2010)
The Doctors Laboratory, UK
Medical Technical Officer (2005-2006)
Health Protection Agency, UK
James’ research has included the use of molecular methods to characterise the composition of the human oral microbiome in health and disease, and the evaluation of novel oral hygiene products.
James has published articles from his research career in several peer-reviewed journals.
Bryony AndrewsPrincipal Quality Controller
BSc (Hons) in Psychology (2002)
Bryony joined Scinopsis in 2011 as a freelancer and then in 2013 as a full-time employee. Bryony's professional experience includes quality control of documents (including CTD Modules 2.5 and 2.7, phase 1-4 clinical study reports and protocols), reviewing, editing and formatting documents, and writing regulatory reports, business plans and European grant funding applications.
Quality Controller and Personal Assistant (2011-2013)
Manager of a charity (2008-2009)
Professional grant application writer (2003-2008)
Kerrier Council, UK
Sophie WalkerSenior Medical Writer
Native English, intermediate French
PhD in Neuroscience (2016)
MSc in Neuropsychopharmacology (2010)
BSc (Hons) in Experimental Psychology (2003)
Sophie joined Scinopsis in January 2017 following 10 years of experience in behavioural neuroscience research.
Doctoral Research Assistant (2012-2016)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Research Technician (2007-2012)
University of Sussex, UK
Sophie’s research has focused on understanding the enduring effects of both early life experience and drugs of abuse on brain circuits subserving social, emotional and motivated behaviours.
Sophie has published her research in several peer-reviewed journals.
Lilia De SequeiraSenior Medical Writer
Native English, intermediate French
Fellowship in Surgery (1996)
MS in General Surgery (1993)
MBBS in Medicine (1991)
Lilia joined Scinopsis in January 2017 following a career in clinical practice.
Medical Practitioner (2004-2014)
Surgical Fellow (1993-1997)
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK
Lilia has clinical experience in a broad range of therapeutic areas including general surgery; neurosurgery; plastic surgery; vascular surgery; gastroenterology; burns; chronic conditions (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, kidney diseases, liver diseases, asthma); tropical diseases; tuberculosis, and psychiatric conditions.
Joana FernandesMedical Writer & Business Development Associate
Bilingual in English and Portuguese, intermediate Spanish
PhD in Health Science and Technologies, Molecular and Cellular Biology (2014)
MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology (2009)
BSc in Biology (2007)
Joana joined Scinopsis in September 2017 after working for one year as a Science Writer and Translator and 8 years as a researcher in cellular and molecular neuroscience.
Freelance Science Writer, Translator and Specialist Editor (2016-2017)
Postdoctoral Researcher (2015-2016), Faculty of Science and Technologies, University of Coimbra, Portugal
PhD (2010-2014), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Joana’s research focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neuronal death in brain ischemia and the role of genetic players in the development of neuropsychiatric disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders. Her research was published in peer-reviewed neuroscience journals.
Joana has also experience writing about new medical and pharmaceutical developments in a broad range of therapeutic areas.
Jonathan RobertsonMedical Writer
PhD in Neuroscience (2018)
MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience (2013)
BSc (Hons) in Biology (2012)
Jonathan joined Scinopsis in May 2018 following 5 years of experience in cognitive neuroscience and behavioural genetics research.
Doctoral Researcher University of Sussex, UK
Jonathan developed and used genetic tools to dissect the roles of neurotransmitter receptors in behaviours related to cocaine and alcohol abuse.
Jonathan also has experience in medical imaging and genetic models of neurodegenerative diseases. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Leonarda Di CandiaMedical Writer
Native Italian, bi-lingual English, proficient French
PhD in Biomedical Sciences (2015)
MSc in Biological Sciences (2004)
Leonarda joined Scinopsis in June 2019 after 3 years working as a postdoctoral researcher in respiratory disorders.
Postdoctoral Researcher (2015-2018)
INSERM U1152, Paris, France
Ed Universal, France
Scientist (2009-2010), Associate Researcher (2006-2009), Intern (2005-2006)
Leonarda’s research has included the use of cellular and molecular biology methods to investigate the immune responses in the lung, potentially leading to chronic inflammation and tissue remodelling.
Leonarda’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals.