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At Opinion Health we combine a strong pharmaceutical and healthcare expertise with sound research and analytical knowledge.

Michael Collyer — Chairman

Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in nutrition and health to the company. Michael is currently the Chairman of The British Specialist Nutrition Association, a Governor of and Honorary Treasurer The British Nutrition Foundation, A Director of Osem UK and Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Michele Poliziani — Executive Director

With a strong academic and business background, Michele has over 20 years’ multi-country and multi-sector research experience gained at university level worldwide as Research Fellow and as analyst for companies including Jupiter Research. On top of his research role, Michele’s focus is on overall business strategy, performance, execution and clients relationships.

Michail Kalpaxoglou — Research Director

Michail has spent 18 years in the pharmaceutical industry with Boehringer Ingelheim and Amgen and the last 6 years in healthcare research with IPSOS Greece. As Research Director at Opinion Health, Michail is directly involved in all key aspects of both quantitative and qualitative research project lifecycle.

Phil Thorpe — Head of Operations

With over 20 years experience in the healthcare sector and more specifically in the areas of Adhoc and Syndicated Market Research, Phil brings fieldwork and operational project management expertise to the team. In previous roles, Phil not only managed a variety of qualitative and quantitative projects globally but also set up strong fieldwork teams. Over the years he has developed extensive expertise and knowledge in Healthcare research and has been involved in many challenging therapy area studies, at time using diverse tactics to ensure success. At Opinion Health, Phil will work closely with the team to ensure no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of delivering a project on spec, on time and on budget.

Ben Cope — Systems Development & Technical Director

Ben, with 20 years experience in information technology is the technical lead for our research solutions. A qualified software engineer, he specialises in programming and data manipulation & analysis. With a wealth of experience in each stage of the project life cycle, Ben now oversees technical aspects of our operations and development of bespoke solutions.

Eddie Blindell — Operations Manager

Long-time healthcare market research expert. Eddie has over 10 years market research experience covering operations, account management, sales and business development. As well as a proven track record of delivering results whether it is managing a department and overseeing the development and growth of key teams to developing and growing client relationships. Eddie has extensive experience in healthcare qualitative and quantitative market research methodologies. He previously worked at GFK as an Associate Director, Ugam as a Client Director, Medefield as the project management team lead and prior to that Fieldwork International and Synovate as a project manager. Eddie holds a BA (Hons) Humanities from Nottingham University.

Alexandra Bucuroiu — Systems and Operations Manager

With 5 years experience as a market research programmer and having worked previously for Ipsos Interactive Services, Alexandra is involved in all technical and network aspects of our hosting platforms and systems, programming, data processing and visualization as well as database management.

Rafal Charlinski — Patient Community Engagement Manager

With 10 years experience in market research spent with the likes of IPSOS, Hall & Partners and TNS, Rafal joins Opinion Health as Patient Community Engagement Manager. In his past assignments, Rafal managed a vast spectrum of qualitative and quantitative projects and gained extensive expertise and knowledge in medical and consumer research. At Opinion Health, Rafal will lead and expand the rare disease patient community division, focusing on increasing reach, awareness, usage and engagement.

Alexandra Szpilska — Field Project Manager

Having worked for a variety market research companies, including Synovate, Kantar & M3, over a period of the last 12 years, Alexandra brings on board huge healthcare knowledge along with excellent project management skills. She has experience in running all types of projects across a wide range of methodologies. Her natural interest in people underpins her passion for research, which adds extra value to the team and to clients.

Elza Cilip — Operations Executive

With a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science Elza joins Opinion Health as Operations Executive with particular focus on data processing and programming

Sybil Grimsey — Research Executive

With a Research Masters in Experimental Neuroscience from Imperial, Sybil conducts quantitative and qualitative research whilst also contributing to data analysis. She is also second author to a recently published study in the Journal of Pain medicine

Vincenzo Di Blasi — Fieldwork Project Executive

Multilingual market research interviewer, Vincenzo has 2-year experience working in qualitative and quantitative projects, liaising and providing support to project, account and operations teams and preparing reports. Vincenzo has also 8 years of marketing experience covering account management and sales training. He has previously worked at LEK Consulting and Guru Research.

Gloria Imperatore — Fieldwork Project Executive

Multilingual market research interviewer and recruiter with 18-year experience in conducting B2B, consumer and healthcare qualitative in-depth interviews, patient and HCP recruitment and desk research and liaising with patient associations. Her past work experience includes research companies like M3, Light Speed International, Kantar Operations, Ipsos Mori call centre, TNS and Millward Brown.