Meet the Team
This is the team page for the employees at Tolley Health Economics.
Keith’s background is primarily in health economics; he has worked both in academia (University of York – Centre for Health Economics and University of Nottingham, UK 1987-1997), for several pharmaceutical companies, including GSK, Pfizer and Ortho Biotech (1997-2005) and in consultancy as a Director at Mapi Values.
Keith is the founder Director of Tolley Health Economics, a company he set up in 2008 with Amanda Strickson to provide strategic advice and consultancy in the area of the use of health economic analysis, HTA for the market access of pharmaceuticals. Keith has direct experience of health technology assessment as performed by NICE for England and Wales and the SMC in Scotland, and reimbursement and pricing issues around Europe. Keith has managed and contributed to company submissions to NICE and SMC across a range of disease areas.
Keith has published extensively in health economics and is the author of two books and several edited books. Keith has a BA and an MPhil from the University of Leeds.
He has also reviewed and been involved in the development of health economic models for NICE/SMC and other HTA bodies, and has reviewed economic models for their suitability (e.g. structure, data inputs) for drug reimbursement purposes. Keith is also a health economics assessor with the Scottish Medicines Consortium (the HTA body advising on new drug reimbursement in Scotland), a position he has had since 2005, having previously been an industry representative on the NDC. In 2013 Keith also became an assessor for the All Wales Medicine Strategy Group and has provided expert advice as part of the NICE Early Scientific Advise Programme.
Mandy is a Director and medical writer at Tolley Health Economics. Mandy has 22 years scientific and clinical research experience from academia, pharma, and medical consultancy.
Firstly, she spent 9 years at the University of Oxford (where she gained her PhD) in the field of Molecular Haematology. Mandy then moved to Abbott Laboratories where she was Scientific Adviser in the Rheumatology/ Immunology therapeutic area. During this time, Mandy prepared and presented clinical evidence to KOL’s, critical review of all scientific documents (in accordance with ABPI guidance), and medical writing of abstracts for scientific symposia, and business cases.
Mandy has gained continued medical writing experience firstly with Adelphi Values and subsequently as a Freelance Medical Writer before joining Tolley Health Economics where she is currently involved in all HTA submissions to NICE, SMC, and the AWMSG within several therapeutic areas including oncology (kidney cancer, cervical cancer), Haematology (secondary iron overload), Immunology (rheumatoid arthritis), Neurology (LEMS), and vaccines.
Mandy also has experience in writing manuscripts and published during her time in academia.
Outside of work, Mandy enjoys keeping fit, horse riding, photography and socialising with friends over the odd glass of Prosecco! She is also kept very busy watching her two girls on the track and field, and driving them and their ponies to horse riding events.
Emma Boulton is the Project Manager for Tolley Health Economics Ltd.
Initially joining the company in 2011 as the Office Manager her role has increased and after studying for the APM Introduction to Project Management qualification became the Project Manager in February 2014.
Prior to joining Tolley Health Economics, Emma had over 10 years’ experience within an office environment, previously working as an Executive Personal Assistant for Rolls Royce and the Nationwide Building Society at Senior Director level.
Outside of work, Emma and her husband like to explore the beautiful countryside of Wales on their motorbike, weather permitting!
Marie Hutchinson is the Office Manager for Tolley Health Economics Ltd.
Marie is primarily responsible for the effective day to day running of the business, covering project administration, contracts, invoicing and travel. Marie has become more involved with the financial side of the business and is currently studying towards an AAT accounting qualification.
Marie worked for a large retail bank in the role of Branch Manager for over 10 years prior to joining the company in 2014.
Marie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, with weekends filled with her children’s various sporting activities. Marie also enjoys holidays in the sun and camping trips whilst exploring the UK.
Rachel Robson is a Health Economist for Tolley Health Economics Ltd.
Rachel has recently completed her MSc in Health Economics and Decision Modelling at The University of Sheffield.
Since being introduced to Health Economics in her undergraduate degree she has aimed to pursue a career in healthcare, with previous experience as an information analyst for both public and private healthcare companies.
Outside of work, Rachel plays netball in a Sunday league and enjoys swimming and keeping fit. She also likes spending time with her puppy, Lola the Cavapoo, as well as exploring her creative side by learning calligraphy.
Christine is a Medical Writer for Tolley Health Economics Ltd.
Christine studied Biological Sciences at the University of Sheffield to obtain her undergraduate degree before moving on to Manchester Metropolitan University to obtain a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Following a successful 13-year career in education where Christine developed strong science-specific skills in communication, as well as leadership and management experience, Christine chose to pursue her love of biological sciences in a different field and joined Tolley Health Economics in 2017.
As a Medical Writer at Tolley Health Economics, Christine is involved in NICE, SMC and NCPE HTA submissions, and the evidence generation requirements that support this process, such as systematic literature reviews. In addition, her role includes taking the clinical lead in other projects such as preparation of briefing books for early scientific advice, pathways projects and producing abstracts and posters for academic conferences.
In her time outside of work much of Christine’s time is occupied with her two children and their various sporting pursuits and hobbies, but also finds time to enjoy keeping fit, reading and socialising with family and friends. She also relishes the opportunity to holiday in the UK and beyond, whether it be to enjoy snow sports in the Alps or the sun-drenched beaches and landscapes of the Mediterranean and beyond.