7i Group has extensive expertise:

  • pharma, biotech, medical devices and healthcare providers
  • a wide range of disease and therapy areas
  • major geographical regions, e.g. Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America

Meet The Team

The core team at 7i Group is shown below

We also work with a network of specialist partners to deliver outstanding projects

Andrew Sellick
Andrew SellickManaging Director
Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has expertise in many commercial areas including market and customer segmentation, analysis and data visualisation, strategy execution, sales force effectiveness, forecasting and financial management.

When not at work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and “relaxes” by cycling around the Cheshire Plain and in the hills of the Peak District.

Rob Parrish
Rob ParrishDirector
Rob has been working in the healthcare industry for over 30 years and has extensive experience specialising in insight generation for the biopharma and medical device sectors.

Rob worked client-side with AstraZeneca for 12 years in various global sales and marketing roles before moving to the agency-side establishing and heading up a market research agency for 18 years.

Sarah Tucker
Sarah TuckerHead of Insight Services
Sarah has over 15 years’ experience in delivering global market research to pharmaceutical and healthcare clients.

Initially specialising in qualitative healthcare research and then expanding to successfully direct and deliver large and complex quantitative studies, Sarah has vast experience across a broad range of methodologies. She is a qualified NLP practitioner and has worked across a wide spectrum of therapy areas, including rare diseases. Sarah is experienced in working with a diverse audience internationally including Patients, Caregivers, Nurses, Specialists, General Practitioners, External experts, Payers, Laboratory Specialists and other Healthcare professionals.

Siobhan Southam
Siobhan SouthamHead of Medical Affairs Services
Siobhan is a strategic global medical affairs and communications professional with over 20 years’ experience. Siobhan brings experience and expertise gained in the pharmaceutical industry, medical communications and research environments. Siobhan graduated from Leeds University with a BSc in Microbiology and has post-graduate diplomas in marketing and neurolinguistic programming.

Starting in cancer research, Siobhan went on to lead global medical affairs programmes on behalf of clients before joining AstraZeneca. Whilst at AZ, Siobhan led global medical affairs strategic projects, including alliances and acquisitions and partnered with clinical, pre-clinical science, real world evidence and MSL functions at a global and local level.

Rebecca Barber
Rebecca BarberResearch Director
Rebecca has over 9 years’ experience of designing and delivering global market research projects in the healthcare sector.

With a strong track record of working with pharmaceutical and healthcare clients, Rebecca has worked across a wide range of therapy areas and has applied a variety of qualitative and quantitative market research methodologies across her projects. Rebecca has experience working with a diverse healthcare research audience including Specialists, General practitioners, Nurses, Patients, Caregivers, External experts, Payers and other Healthcare professionals.

Claire Jackson
Claire JacksonResearch Director
Claire has over 16 years’ experience delivering bespoke primary market research to pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.

Having built up a broad armamentarium of research tools and techniques, Claire is adept at applying the right methodology to address very specific and often complex client business needs and objectives. Her experience includes both international and UK research with a specialist knowledge of the UK NHS.

Claire has worked within many therapy areas, including oncology, haematology and auto-immune diseases. She is proficient in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and is an expert moderator.

Arun Ghale
Arun GhaleScientific Insights Manager
Arun has over 5 years’ experience delivering primary market research to pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Experienced in an array of methodologies in both quantitative and qualitative techniques, Arun has a vast experience in oncology and haematology as well as having a sound knowledge across multiple markets in other disease areas such as allergy, autoimmune, respiratory and metabolic diseases. He has worked for domestic and global agencies servicing a wide range of global pharma clients across marketing, medical, R&D, HEOR and consumer healthcare.

He developed his scientific background at the University of Freiburg in Germany where he researched the interactions between human-derived neural stem cells and cancer stem cells using flow cytometric protocols.

Away from work, Arun enjoys keeping fit in the gym, cycling running marathons. As a keen vegetarian, he likes to experiment with new recipes and loves baking sourdough when he has the time to do so!

Connor Blackmore
Connor BlackmoreSenior Researcher
Connor has over 5 years’ experience of secondary market research and supporting the medical communications sector.

Whilst working as a Senior Researcher, Connor has worked on a variety of different research projects involving social media analysis, literature searches, congress searches, congress and journal identification. Connor has been heavily involved in new business development and strategic initiatives for healthcare communications business development teams by searching commercial and market information to identify potential blockbuster pipeline products.

Ryan Vonslow
Ryan VonslowSenior Researcher
Ryan joined 7i Group in January 2019 as a Senior Researcher and is responsible for managing qualitative and quantitative market research projects. Ryan’s interest in the healthcare sector piqued whilst completing his undergraduate degree in Pharmacology at the University of Manchester. In 2016, after working in research roles for both Boehringer Ingelheim and Novartis, Ryan moved into market research where he has been able to deliver invaluable insights to clients in the healthcare sector.

Ryan brings a wealth of experience in managing bespoke, global market research projects and delivering insights into a broad range of disease areas covering dermatology, neurology, rare diseases and medical devices.

Klaudia Kornalska
Klaudia KornalskaSenior Researcher
Klaudia has 3 years’ experience as a market access analyst providing insight and product positioning support for biopharmaceutical clients. Klaudia has worked across various therapy areas, such as oncology, infectious diseases, chronic pain, ophthalmology and autoimmune disorders. With a strong expertise in secondary desk research, particularly systematic and structured literature reviews and landscaping analyses, she has co-authored publications and conference posters.

In addition to her professional career, Klaudia is also currently working towards her PhD in Epidemiology at The University of Manchester. She is combining quantitative and qualitative research methods to improve the understanding of the patient’s perspective on living with venous leg ulcers.

Katy Bacon
Katy BaconResearcher
Starting with us in November 2020!
Sarah Halfpenny
Sarah HalfpennyBusiness Development & Project Support Executive
Sarah joined 7i Group in January 2020 as Business Development & Project Support Executive – the role is responsible for generating leads, contacting existing and potential clients and for co-ordinating our business development pipeline. Sarah has over 16 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical/life sciences industry, mainly based with AstraZeneca at Alderley Park. Sarah has extensive experience in project support and is qualified in Business and Administration Management.

In her private life, Sarah enjoys spending time with family, relaxing on holidays and loves a Zumba class!

Sylda O'Brien
Sylda O'BrienProject Support Executive
Sylda supports the project teams with document design, production and data manipulation. Sylda brings 25 years of experience in managing administrative operations and delivering vital administrative support to senior management within fast-paced environments. Sylda also brings experience from previous roles with 15+ years in the UK NHS, having worked in most specialty areas. Sylda has advanced IT skills having worked as a web designer and freelance IT trainer specialising in the areas of web, graphics and image manipulation and holds an ICT teaching qualification and a certificate in Advanced Image Manipulation.

In her private life Sylda enjoys riding her motorbike. She also has 3 dogs, a love of animals in general and the great outdoors, especially Scotland with its empty roads and beautiful scenery.

Kay Sellick
Kay SellickOffice Manager
Kay has many years’ experience providing administrative and clerical support to a range of companies, including a multi-national corporation.

Kay keeps us organised and supports us in many areas across the company.

Stuart Morris
Stuart MorrisConsultant Finance Director
We are working with Stuart to ensure that, as 7i Group expands, growth is achieved while controlling business risks and the relevant level of funding is available to the business to achieve that growth.

Stuart is an ACMA qualified accountant with many years of experience as a Finance Director working for multi-site global SMEs.

Juliet McCarthy
Juliet McCarthyHR Consultant
We are working with Juliet to ensure that, as 7i Group expands, we create a culture and working environment in which our people can thrive and develop.

Juliet is a qualified HR and Organisational Development professional and has many years of experience in supporting multinational organisations, including AstraZeneca.

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We are an Agency Member of the European Pharmaceutical Market Research Association
We are a Corporate Member of the British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association
BHBIA Corporate Member
Our Head of Insight Services, Sarah Tucker, is a member of the Market Research Society
Market Research Society