Global Registries and Market Development Manager
Ben has over 6 years’ experience in project management and evidence synthesis within the healthcare and academic sector.
Having worked at the Regional Drug and Therapeutics Centre and the NIHR Innovation Observatory (NIHR IO) in Newcastle, he has developed a keen interest in drug development and ensuring patients receive new treatments in a timely manner. During his time at NIHR IO, Ben established important relationships with industry and regulators, honed his horizon scanning skills and provided >30 reports on new drugs scheduled for the UK market within the next three years.
A serendipitous interaction with a company marketing a treatment for myotonic disorders led Ben to begin a new role managing national patient registries for myotonic dystrophy and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy at the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre. This role provided him with an awareness of the difficulties faced by rare neuromuscular disease patients, and allowed him to work with multidisciplinary stakeholders to improve clinical trial readiness in these areas. Ben recently provided his expertise in patient and public involvement and engagement with a maternity cover post, supporting the strategic direction of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, Clinical Research Facility and MedTech and In-Vitro Diagnostics Cooperative.
Ben has a degree in Applied Sport and Exercise Science (BSc) and a master’s degree in Psychology (MSc).
Outside of work, he is an avid CrossFitter, who likes to compete and lift heavy weights, who also values his down time socialising with his friends and family.
Ben will manage the TREAT-NMD Global Registries Network and proactively work with stakeholders to accelerate the development of new treatments for patients with neuromuscular diseases. He will also provide a pivotal role in expanding the customer base of TREAT-NMD Services Ltd, by identifying strategic partnerships and utilising his expert horizon scanning to establish a growing internal pipeline of projects.