Recognised as the leading knowledge broker on the Irish reimbursement pathway for many years, our experience is that ‘on the ground’ local knowledge and insights are critical to the development of a successful HTA which optimises a positive reimbursement decision.
The AXIS team has extensive experience of all aspects of Market Access and offer a seamless and integrated service, harnessing a broad range of capabilities within one company. Our team includes highly experienced health economists, researchers, statisticians and medical writers providing a complete range of market access services for our clients.
We believe in adopting a problem solving approach for all our projects and while our focus is on the big picture, we pay the highest levels of attention to the small details to increase reimbursement success rates for our clients.
The AXIS Team
Founder and CEO
Brenda Dooley is an expert market access strategist with 20+ years international biopharma industry experience. She established AXIS Consulting in 2012 and with over 80 bespoke reimbursement submissions now completed for the Irish authorities, AXIS Consulting has become the leading global provider of services to pharmaceutical companies seeking access for new medicines in Ireland.
Marian Hernon is the Associate Director at AXIS Consulting. Marian leads the technical team at AXIS, ensuring high-quality, efficient and timely project delivery for each and every client. Marian has worked in the area of population health and health services research for over 8 years, conducting systematic reviews, developing micro-costing studies and completing cost-effectiveness analysis across the academic and pharmaceutical sectors.
Niamh Russell is our in-house Biostatistician who joined AXIS Consulting in 2020. Niamh provides expert statistical guidance and analysis on a wide range of projects including Health Technology Assessments and economic modelling. She holds a high level of proficiency in a multitude of statistical approaches and analytics including survival analysis, regression analysis, Bayesian analysis and multivariate statistics.
Cillian is an HTA Manager who joined AXIS in 2019. In this role, Cillian supports clients with economic and budget impact model recalibrations and the development of HTA dossiers. Coming from a research background in mathematics and statistics, Cillian is particularly interested in economic modelling and the important quantitative requirements associated with HTAs.
Senior HTA Analyst
Andrew is a Senior HTA analyst at AXIS Consulting. Having worked for over 2 years in reimbursement and market access consultancy in the UK, Andrew utilises his experience of efficient project management combined with his technical expertise to provide our clients with rigorous, high-quality output. Andrew’s primary role is to provide technical support relating to the development and adaptation of economic models, the generation of key data points, and the incorporation and analysis of outcomes-based research.
Junior HTA Analyst
David is an HTA analyst at AXIS Consulting, having joined the company in 2021. David provides tailored technical support to our team on a range of projects including rapid reviews, health technology assessments, micro-costing studies and other reimbursement specific research projects. He is driven by the goal of providing patients with access to new and innovative treatment options, which in turn can have a significant impact on the health outcomes experienced by patients across a variety of healthcare settings.
Laura Roucivell is one of our in-house medical writers. Laura combines her unique knowledge of epidemiology and health systems with her extensive experience in scientific writing to generate high-quality output for our clients. Laura contributes to a wide range of projects across the reimbursement pathway including systematic literature reviews, development of rapid review dossiers, contribution to the clinical sections within Health Technology Assessments, generation and collation of clinician insights and development of research study reports.
Joana Carvalho is a medical writer at AXIS, having joined the company in 2021. Joana has extensive experience in the field of medical writing having worked for over 5 years in medical communications, focusing particularly in the area of cancer research and clinical trials. With an educational background in microbiology and medical diagnostics, Joana’s unique knowledge and experience allows her to understand and interpret complex clinical data across a range of disease areas and transform that information into a clear concise value story.
Lead Systematic Literature Reviewer
Denise is our lead systematic literature reviewer at AXIS consulting. Denise has an in-depth knowledge of the methodologies underpinning comprehensive and rigorous systematic reviews. With over ten years of experience in the pharmaceutical sector, across both industry and consulting, Denise has a unique skillset which she utilises to address the key requirements stipulated by reimbursement agencies in Ireland and across Europe in relation to the development of systematic literature reviews.
Dr Nils Gutacker is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, and a freelance health economist with AXIS Consulting. He has over 10 years of experience working as an applied health economists and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on a range of topics in this field. Nils is an expert in the statistical analysis of large electronic health record databases (‘big data’), quality of life measurement, and economic modelling.
Market Access & HTA Consultant
Danya Morton-Holmes is a Strategic Market Access and HTA Consultant at AXIS Consulting. A market access specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in the international pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and healthcare industries, Danya provides support in project oversight and quality assurance for many of the key deliverables developed for our clients.
Process Improvement Manager
Joy McAleer is the Process Improvement Manager at AXIS Consulting. Joy brings in excess of 30 years’ experience in management consulting, with a specific focus on the dynamic of organisational improvement through adoption of strong programme and project management.
Strategic Affairs Director
Robert (Bob) Rosenberg is Strategic Affairs Director at AXIS Consulting. He brings three decades of experience and leadership in academic, corporate, and government collaborations. Bob has worked to advance entrepreneurship and the knowledge economy in Chicago, Illinois – as an educator, entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and researcher. He has been a leader in the development of Chicago’s angel community, the creation of the Chicago Innovation Exchange, IIT Innovation Center and the Skokie Tech Center and the city’s strategy for technology development.
Business Development Director
Ciaran Burke is Business Development Director at AXIS Consulting. Ciaran brings 20+ years of broad professional experience in the global Pharmaceutical Industry to AXIS. Starting his career in customer service and planning roles, Ciaran progressed quickly into senior management positions in Business Development and Operations in both PLC and privately owned businesses.
Kavi Burke is the Operations Manager at AXIS Healthcare Consulting Ltd. Over the past 20 years, Kavi has gained experience in similar roles in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry having worked with companies such as Abbott Laboratories and Chanelle Pharma. With extensive knowledge of the systems and processes required to successfully operate scalable operations, Kavi is helping AXIS to achieve its business expansion plans.
Claire Nolan is the Finance Manager at AXIS Healthcare Consulting Ltd. Claire has worked in Finance for the past 25 years. Prior to joining AXIS, Claire worked in a variety of different sectors along with running her own business. The knowledge and experience she brings to AXIS help ensure efficient and effective management of the Financial Department.
Rachel is our Business Administrator who has worked with AXIS since 2016. Rachel is responsible for assisting with a variety of business development initiatives including marketing, event management and procurement.
Caroline Costigan provides HR support to the AXIS team. She is a highly experienced and respected Business & People Director with an outstanding track record of success working in global multi-national and Irish business across the public and private sector.