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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.

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.

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.

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.

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