Covance Market Access - Asia-Pacific
Covance Market Access Services is an established leader in analysis, reimbursement and pricing of health care interventions.
Our Australian-based Market Access consultants form part of a global team based in Gaithersburg, San Diego, London, Singapore and Sydney. This commercially-focused group draws on more than 100 years of collective experience in health technology assessment including the preparation of over 300 submissions to the PBAC, PTAC, MSAC and other reimbursement agencies.
Explore our expertise below.
- Landscape reviews and market access assessments
- Reimbursement and pricing strategy development
- Clinician interviews, surveys, and advisory panels and stakeholder research
- Systematic and targeted literature reviews
- Reimbursement submissions for drugs, devices and other health care products focused on achieving commercial objectives
- Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility models
- Budget impact analyses and forecasts
- Cohort and individual patient simulations (e.g., Markov, discrete event, microsimulation)
- Dynamic models, including infectious diseases
- Bespoke software applications, including iPad tools
- Meta-analyses and meta-regressions
- Indirect treatment comparisons including Bucher method, Bayesian network analysis and specialised methods using individual patient data
- Customised trial data analysis
- Statistical data translation for economic models (e.g. survival extrapolations, utility estimation)
- Observational studies including chart reviews and registries
- Database analyses including Australian PBS 10% sample
- Treatment patterns
- Persistence and adherence
- Utilisation volumes by patient or prescriber characteristics
- Survival analysis
- Utility and willingness-to-pay studies
Adam Gordois, Director, Health Economics BA (Hons), MSc Health Econ
Adam Gordois has over 18 years of health economics consulting experience in Australia and the UK spanning the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, government, and not-for-profit organisations. His areas of special expertise include market access and reimbursement support, healthcare technology and policy assessment, cost-effectiveness modelling and forecasting. Adam has published in and provided peer reviews for a variety of health economics and clinical journals, and from 2006 to 2015 ran the Pharmacoeconomics course of the MMedSc Drug Development program at the University of NSW.
Prior to joining Covance, Adam was Director of Health Economics and Social Policy at Deloitte Access Economics in Sydney following senior health economics roles at IMS (Australia), and a Research Fellow role at the York Health Economics Consortium, UK. Adam received an MSc in Health Economics (Distinction) from the University of York, and a BA in Business Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Leicester.
Sam Colman, Director, HEOR, BEc, BSc (Hons), MBiostat
Sam Colman has over 18 years of experience as a statistician in government, academia, and industry, including 11 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He has expertise in several therapeutic areas including oncology, endocrine, neuroscience, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease. Sam has designed and analysed a significant number of trial types including parallel randomised controlled trials, observational, cross-over, case-control, sample surveys, meta-analyses, and chart audits, and he has experience in all phases of clinical development (Phase I to Phase IV).
Sam has a strong health economics and outcomes research background with expertise in meta-analysis, indirect comparisons, and area-under-the-curve estimates and has worked on a number of successful PBAC submissions in Australia. Sam received a BEc and a BSc (Honours, Statistics) from the Australian National University and a Masters of Biostatistics from the University of Sydney.
Carol Lee, Senior Manager, BPharm, Dip. Hosp. Pharm., Grad Cert Pharmacoeconomics.
Carol’s expertise and interest includes assistance in the strategy development of reimbursement submissions of pharmaceuticals to the Australian and New Zealand Governments, feasibility studies of innovative medical devices and health outcomes.
Prior to joining the Market Access Services group, Carol held clinical roles at Janssen-Cilag and regulatory and health economic roles at Sandoz (now Novartis). Carol also has experience working in retail and hospital pharmacy. Carol received her BPharm and Dip. Hosp Pharm from the University of Sydney and Graduate Certificate of Pharmacoeconomics from Monash University.
Emma Proudfoot, Manager, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Emma Proudfoot’s expertise and interests include the strategy development of reimbursement submissions of pharmaceuticals to the Australian and New Zealand Governments, feasibility studies of innovative medicines, and systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses.
Prior to joining Covance, Emma held health economics roles at AstraZeneca and Health Technology Analysts. She has also worked on government contracts at HealthConsult, and at Roche Products in Medical Information. Emma received her BSc (Hons) and MSc from the University of Sydney, and PhD from Macquarie University.
Karen Schneider, Manager, BSc (Hons), MPH, PhD
Karen Schneider has over 8 years of experience in health economics for pharmaceutical and medical devices companies, academia, and other not-for-profit organisations. Karen’s area of special expertise is economic modelling, including cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, infectious disease and budget-impact modelling. Karen also specialises in market access strategy and the development of pharmaceutical reimbursement submissions to authorities including the PBAC in Australia and PHARMAC in New Zealand.
Prior to joining Covance in 2011, Karen held research roles with the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA), the Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society, the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and the School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM), UNSW. Karen was awarded her PhD from the University of New South Wales in 2013. Her area of research was the cost-effectiveness of treatment and prevention strategies in HIV. In addition, Karen was awarded a Master of Public Health from Sydney University and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the UNSW and Macquarie University.
Dante Kemp, Manager, MSc Biostatistics
Dante Kemp has over 8 years of experience working in health economics and biostatistics. At Covance, Dante specialises in the development of economic models and the provision of statistical analyses. He manages health economics projects such as reimbursement submissions, evidence based literature reviews, retrospective and prospective collection of outcome and resource data, and pricing analyses. He also conducts statistical analyses including writing of statistical analysis plans, data management in SAS/STATA/Excel/VBA, development of statistical models, clinical trial design, and analysis of clinical trial data.
Prior to joining Covance in 2018, Dante worked as a statistician at John Wlodarczyk Consulting Services. His work there included planning and conducting the analysis of clinical trials, writing clinical study reports, developing global economic models, and supporting reimbursement submissions internationally. Dante’s was part of the first successful submission of a co-dependent technology in Australia, and his modelling approach was subsequently the standard in Australia. He has published on the association between cancer and immuno-suppression, and on the predictive factors and outcomes of bleeding complications following coronary intervention. Dante holds a Master’s of Science in Biostatistics from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry from Rutger’s University.
Michelle Hill, Associate Manager, BSc (Hons), PhD
Michelle Hill joined Covance in 2015 and specialises in the development of reimbursement submissions to the Australian and New Zealand governments, and evidence based solutions to support the value propositions of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. This includes PBAC, Prostheses List, MSAC and PHARMAC submissions, literature reviews and meta-analysis, economic models and clinician surveys.
Prior to joining Covance, Michelle worked in medical research specialising in researching the molecular pathways that cause atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Subsequently, she worked as a Health Economics Associate for Johnson & Johnson Medical, where she managed reimbursement projects for medical devices, including literature reviews, critical appraisal of literature, landscape assessments, economic modelling, and health technology assessment submissions. Michelle holds a PhD in Medicine and a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology; Honours Class I) from the University of Sydney. She is currently completing a Masters of Public Health from Monash University.