MEET THE TEAM

Makara Health is made up of experienced and talented people all motivated by one goal – passion to improve people’s health and their lives through effective communication that creates sustained behaviour change.

Louise Sharp

Owner and Managing Director

Louise Sharp

Louise is a healthcare communications professional with 25+ years’ experience in marketing communications and education. She is a marketeer and NLP Trainer and loves working closely with clients to achieve great results, believing that ‘anything is possible’. Outside of work Louise likes to explore new places and learn new skills. Her current challenge is mastery of the French language.

Anna Hayden

Operations Director

Anna Hayden

Anna is a highly organised support and administration professional who thrives on finding solutions and ensuring everything runs smoothly. She has over 10 years’ experience in delivering logistical support both to clients and in house. Anna has a menagerie of animals including dogs, chickens, ferrets and pigs.

Tara Dominick

Director of Performance Communications

Tara Dominick

Tara’s combined use of theatre skills and NLP creates a unique approach that rapidly improves individual performance and creates highly effective and motivated teams. She has extensive media experience and won a Millennium award for her work in transformative learning. She lives on the Jurassic coast and has a passion for writing, photography and mindfulness.

Diana Evans

Associate Director

Diana Evans

With a strong background in PR, Diana has worked across a broad range of therapy areas and lead a global media launch for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Anti-Doping Laboratory. She has significant experience in corporate/brand communications and an interest in UK policy/market access. She devotes her time outside of work to her family and her Labrador.

Helen Laurence

Associate Director

Helen Laurence

Helen has worked in the field of healthcare communications for over a decade. She has worked on large scale programmes for a number of prescription only brands and also has consumer experience involving a mixture of traditional and social media relations. When not at work Helen enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and running.

Katie Bright

Associate Director

Katie Bright

With a strong scientific background and consumer advertising experience, Katie has been focusing in healthcare communications for over 12 years. Her experience ranges from advertising and promotion through to medical education, across a variety of audiences and through multiple channels. She loves exercising her project management muscles coordinating two children, a terrier and a tortoise named George.

Alice Carlisle

Account Director

Alice Carlisle

Alice has over 10 years’ experience in healthcare communications. She has worked with both International and national clients to deliver customised solutions, from integrated product launches to disease awareness campaigns. Alice’s diverse experience includes medical education, event management, publication planning and digital communications. In her spare time Alice is a keen runner and is training for her first marathon.

Zoë Hayton

Account Director

Zoë Hayton

Zoë has over 15 years’ experience in marketing communications throughout the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry from product management and new product launches to developing integrated communication programmes for market leading pharmaceutical brands. Zoë focuses on delivering added value to clients through strategic support and excellent tactical implementation. Zoë enjoys spending time on the beach with her family and English Bulldog.

Dr Nick Broughton

Specialist Consultant in Pharma Ethics and Compliance

Dr Nick Broughton

Dr Nick Broughton is a specialist consultant in pharmaceutical ethics and compliance. He has over 15 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry including UK and European medical and regulatory affairs director roles.
He provides education in pharmaceutical ethics and compliance to UK, European and global codes of practice focusing particularly on the decision making process and compliance culture.

Leslie Robertson

Meetings Architect and Engagement Consultant

Leslie Robertson

Leslie has held many senior leadership roles in healthcare, spanning human resources, events, employee engagement, and global sales and marketing. A true innovator, Leslie is constantly exploring ways technology can help create better audience participation, and turn delegates into participants. When not working, Leslie is eternally curious about many things from the neuroscience of learning through to his favourite football team Raith Rovers..

Sandie Lowery

Senior Medical Writer

Sandie Lowery

Sandie has worked across a broad spectrum healthcare communications sectors for over 18 years. With ethical, consumer and patient-group experience, she offers a proficient versatility. She has a passion for cooking and loves to read.

Sarah Birch

Senior Medical Writer

Sarah Birch

Sarah combines a strong scientific background, honed during 8 years’ Postgraduate and Postdoctoral medical research, with 15 years’ experience in Medical Communications. She has written a range of materials including peer-reviewed publications, scientific abstracts, slide sets and training materials across a range of therapeutic areas. She loves walking her dogs and continuing her scientific experimentation by making jams and chutneys.

Julian Ball

Senior Medical Writer

Julian Ball

Julian is committed to delivering clear, engaging and accurate content. He enjoys working with clients, opinion leaders and his internal team to help balance the ‘detail’ and ‘strategic vision’ needed to ensure the development of accurate and impactful communications. Julian’s personal time is consumed by his three daughters and their relentless ambition to turn him into a worthy children’s entertainer.

Stuart Cossins

Finance Director

Stuart Cossins

Stuart is an experienced finance professional with over 35 years’ experience, the last 10 years working for companies in the healthcare environment spanning medical communications, regulatory and market research. In his spare time Stuart enjoys gardening and spending time with his large family including his five grandsons.

Kim Mallard

Project Co-ordinator

Kim Mallard

Kim is a new addition to the Makara Health Team and new to healthcare communications. With years of experience as a research scientist, her organised approach and attention to detail has delivered reliable, quality results in the public and commercial sector. Originally from New Zealand, she is a keen All Blacks fan.

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