Our Team

Experts in statistical consultancy and training, we work with R&D, clinical and manufacturing groups, across a wide range of industries to provide scientists, engineers, analysts, formulators and more with the relevant tools to make the best use of their data. We’re also proficient in a wide range of leading software packages, alongside our own portfolio of specialist tools built and tailored to meet specific customer needs.

Our team comprises a combination of employees and subcontractors, and having such a flexible team allows us to match their many and varied skills to our customers' exact support or training needs; find out more about some of our experienced consultants and associates below, and please feel free to contact us if you'd like to discuss your own potential requirements.

  • Dr. Paul Nelson

    Dr. Paul Nelson

    Technical Director

    Paul's our Technical Director and co-founder of Prism. He provides technical leadership for all of the company's activities. For more than 25 years, he has been providing expert statistical training, consultancy and software tailored to scientists and engineers in the discovery, development and manufacturing areas across a variety of industries. Paul was formerly Principal Statistician and Project Manager with SmithKline Beecham.
  • Andrew Macpherson

    Andrew Macpherson

    Managing Director

    Andrew has executive responsibility for how we operate and manage the business; he also maintains our statistical software tools, curates our library of training materials and is a Course Leader for a number of our courses. He has over 15 years of software development experience, and enjoys the most challenging data management, statistical visualisation and analysis problems.
  • Chris Challis

    Chris Challis

    Business Relationship Manager

    Chris is responsible for liaising with clients to understand their training, consultancy and software requirements; his priority is to ensure our clients' complete satisfaction with every service that we provide. Chris has worked in communication roles for over 15 years with a particular focus on building, developing and nurturing business, public and media relationships.
  • Lesley Nelson

    Lesley Nelson

    Accounts Manager

    Lesley has managed Prism's accounts since 2000. Prior to that, she worked for a London based firm of accountants for 10 years. Lesley's experience makes her ideally suited to building and maintaining excellent working relationships with our clients when dealing with their accounts, as well as managing Prism's own accounts.
  • Dr. Debbie Kraus

    Dr. Debbie Kraus

    Consultant

    Debbie has over 12 years experience providing stats support to analytical chemists, formulation/process scientists and device engineers. She regularly advises on best use of DoE for process, formulation and analytical method development and optimisation, equivalence testing, dissolution testing and modelling, stability analysis and specification setting, and analysis of spectroscopic data.
  • Dr. Sue Connor

    Dr. Sue Connor

    Consultant

    Sue has over 20 years experience in providing spectroscopic, metabolomics, chemometrics and analytical chemistry solutions to drug discovery and development. She regularly advises on the implementation of advanced data processing and analysis methods for a variety of data types in MS, NMR, NIR etc., and is a course leader for several of our training courses.
  • Brian Bond

    Brian Bond

    Consultant

    Brian has more than 30 years' experience in all aspects of Life Sciences, in particular the drug discovery and development process, covering many disease areas. Specialisations include Functional Genomics, In-vitro Research, Screening and Discovery. Brian was formerly Head of Discovery Statistics at GlaxoSmithKline. Recent work includes projects in personalised medicine, conservation biology and psychological behavioural assessment.
  • David Harrison

    David Harrison

    Consultant

    David has more than 20 years’ experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, working at all stages of pre-clinical drug discovery from target identification through to selection of drug candidates. He is experienced in finding statistical solutions across all areas of life sciences, with a particular interest in neuroscience, cognition, quantitative PCR and genomic and proteomic applications to drug target and biomarker identification.
  • Rob Davis

    Rob Davis

    Consultant

    Rob has over 15 years' experience as a statistical programmer within clinical trials (phases 1-4), across a range of disease areas. He has been responsible for coordinating and motivating programming teams to meet demanding deadlines. Rob has a broad understanding of the drug discovery process from data collection to submission, as well as ad hoc requests to support a large publication team. Having gained an MSc in Medical Statistics, he has worked as a statistician on both clinical and non-clinical projects. Rob has also been heavily involved implementing the latest CDISC standards.
  • Kate Tomlinson

    Kate Tomlinson

    Consultant

    Kate specialises in clinical trials (phases 1-4) and has a broad and extensive experience of all aspects of the drug development cycle covering many disease areas. Kate has also taken on a variety of roles within the Pharmaceutical environment, providing her with an appreciation of how problems are seen from different perspectives. She is an effective communicator with experience of directing and motivating teams under pressure, and has over 20 years’ experience.
  • Katrina Gore

    Katrina Gore

    Consultant

    Kat has more than 20 years' experience providing statistical support, training and software solutions to scientists, research project teams and leaders within the Pharmaceutical Industry. She has worked within many therapeutic areas, spanning the discovery and development process from initial target identification, through to early phase clinical programs.
  • David Burnham

    David Burnham

    Consultant

    David has more than 20 years' of experience working with statistical software - most recently working for the JMP division of SAS Software. His work has focussed on problem solving, quality and process improvement, across a range of industry sectors including pharmaceutical companies in the USA and Europe. David now specialises in JMP software: in particular, he is an expert in the JMP scripting language (JSL), which is used to automate routine tasks and to implement custom analysis and data visualisation.
  • Martin Owen

    Martin Owen

    Consultant

    Martin, a LeanSigma Blackbelt, promotes the introduction, implementation and sustainment of more efficient and effective ways of experimentation to drive greater scientific process understanding. He has over 30 years’ experience working for GlaxoSmithKline, where he played a pivotal role in establishing laboratory automation, DoE lead user groups and Quality by Design. He partners extensively with academia and is a part-time lecturer for De Montfort University’s MSc Quality by Design.
  • Richard Lyons

    Richard Lyons

    Consultant

    Richard has more than 30 years’ experience providing expert statistical training, consulting and software solutions to scientists and managers within discovery, development and manufacturing, in particular within the pharmaceutical sector.
  • Dr. Heather Turner

    Dr. Heather Turner

    Consultant

    Heather has over 10 years experience supporting researchers in the life and social sciences. She has particular expertise in statistical modelling and programming with R. Heather works across sectors, but specialises in early drug discovery, notably molecular and cell biology. She provides methodology reviews, development of custom analysis and reporting pipelines, analysis of data and training on using R.
  • Dr. Lee Smith

    Dr. Lee Smith

    Consultant

    Lee's experience spans biopharmaceutical CMC, process, analytical, formulation pre-clinical and clinical assay development as well as experience in product characterisation and regulatory submissions and interactions. He is regularly involved in applying QbD and advising on the use of DoE and data analysis for processes, formulation and assays, with a particular expertise in bioassays. This includes the development, optimisation and validation of both biopharmaceutical processes and methods.