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The Research Partnership expands senior team

Sue Rees and Duncan Munro join as directors at the firm’s London office


London-based healthcare market research and consultancy firm The Research Partnership has appointed Sue Rees and Duncan Munro as directors.

Both will be based at the company's new Putney Bridge headquarters.

(pictures: Sue Rees, right, Duncan Munro, below) 

Rees joins the group from Praxis Research and Consulting, where she spent a year-and-a-half as research director. Prior to this, she spent 13 years with Insight Research Group, after occupying various senior positions at Research International, ORG-MARG in Mumbai, India, Wyeth Laboratories and TNS (now Kantar Health).

She has gained experience in project management, business development and account management for companies such as Pfizer, GSK and Novartis. She is also currently the agency lead on the British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association (BHBIA) committee.

Munro began his pharma research career with the Research Partnership in 1999, where he stayed for two years before spending the next 12 years with the international ad-hoc team at TNS.

He has returned to the Research Partnership having gained experience in qualitative and quantitative market research, specialising in methods such as trade-off (conjoint, discrete choice models, SIMALTO), pricing research and a range of segmentation approaches.

He has worked across therapy areas including oncology, diabetes and immunology, for clients including Bayer, Novartis, Roche and GE Healthcare.

Research-Partnership,-Duncan-Munro In addition, he has also co-presented two-day BHBIA workshops, covering segmentation (2009) and pricing research (2011) and has conducted both internal and client training on conjoint research.

Joining the two new directors are Iole Beattie and Jordan Thomas. Beattie has been appointed as associate director and has over 10 years' experience in qualitative and quantitative research. Thomas joins as senior research executive with over five years' experience and extensive experience in moderation, including ethnography.

Mary Assimakopoulos, founding director, said: "We are very pleased to welcome these talented individuals to our team and of course we are delighted to welcome Duncan back!

"From our new, large headquarters based at Putney Bridge in London we are able to continue to expand our international operations in line with our strategy and are now a team of over 116 global healthcare researchers."

6th February 2013

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