Porterhouse strengthens its scientific services team with a host of new starters

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Porterhouse Medical Group is delighted to welcome several new starters so far this month as we continue to expand our globally acclaimed agency group with new clients across multiple therapy areas.

First, we are thrilled to welcome Jessica Sale (right), who has joined the team in our new Nottingham-based Porterhouse Medical office as an Associate Medical Writer. She studied for her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree at the University of Liverpool, and prior to joining Porterhouse was a Foundation Year 2 doctor working at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. She decided to leave the clinical environment because she wants to use her knowledge and transferable skills in a scientific and medical communications setting, and we are confident that her first-hand clinical experience will add great value to our growing Medical Advisory Group. In addition to her training as a doctor, Jessica also shares our mission to improve people’s lives and has volunteered for Age Concern and a café for the homeless as part of the Liverpool City Mission organisation.

Second, we are pleased to welcome Emma Watterson (left), who has also started in our new Nottingham office as an Associate Medical Writer. She has a BSc in biochemistry from the University of Birmingham and spent a year abroad at the University of Sydney as part of her degree. In August 2019, Emma was fortunate to be given the opportunity to shadow doctors at Nottingham City Hospital in the infectious disease ward and critical care unit; this experience allowed her to realise her love for communicating with healthcare professionals and patients alike and sparked her passion for helping others, both of which will come in useful in her new role. In her spare time, Emma enjoys keeping fit and is an enthusiastic traveller, having interrailed through Europe and backpacked around Asia during her year abroad.

Last but not least, we are also delighted to welcome Luke Smith (centre), who has joined our Reading office as an Associate Medical Writer. He is also highly qualified for his new role, with a BA in English literature from the University of Warwick and experience working as an editor. Luke also has a BSc in biomedicine from Birkbeck University of London and completed an MRes and a PhD at King’s College London. As part of his research, he focused on the autophagy protein EPG5 and the related autosomal recessive disease Vici syndrome. In his spare time, Luke enjoys reading, going fishing (i.e. sitting beside lakes not catching fish) and keeping fit, and has a love–hate relationship with golf.

Welcome to the Porterhouse family, Jessica, Emma and Luke! We look forward to watching your careers flourish within our growing agency group at this exciting time.

At Porterhouse Medical Group, all members of our teams have a solid scientific background, allowing them to quickly get to grips with new products, understand and develop key communication objectives, and interpret complex data with accuracy and precision. They combine this with exceptional attention to detail and keen commercial thinking to deliver creative, impactful solutions that are scientifically sound and compliant with all relevant codes of practice.

If you would like more details about the powerful insight-led scientific solutions delivered by our expert teams, please visit porterhousemedical.com/our-approach or contact mark.walker@porterhousemedical.com.

Or, for opportunities to join our growing healthcare agency group, please visit:  porterhousemedical.com/careers