Simon R. Stones BSc (Hons) MMRS
Multi-Award-Winning Health Advocate and Medical Writer
2021-present: Associate Medical Writer, Engage Scientific Solutions, Envision Pharma Group, Wilmslow, England, United Kingdom.
In February 2021, I started a new position as an Associate Medical Writer with Engage Scientific Solutions, part of the Envision Pharma Group. In this role, I deliver a variety of medical communications projects to clients from the biopharmaceutical industry.
2020-present: Independent Consultant, The Body Shop at Home™, Bolton, England, United Kingdom.
As an Independent Consultant, I have established a social media brand, Self-Care with Simon, to promote self-care and use of The Body Shop products to a growing customer base.
2018-2021: Consultant, Collaboro Consulting by Simon R. Stones, Manchester, England, United Kingdom.
I supported clients in developing and sustaining the way in which they meaningfully involved patients, caregivers and members of the public in research- and advocacy-related activities. I also provided freelance writing and editing services, including content development, and plain language summaries of scientific publications.
2014-2015: Research Associate, Double Helix Consulting, formerly Complete Clarity, a McCann Complete Medical and McCann Health Company, Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom.
As part of my industrial placement from The University of Manchester, I worked across a variety of strategic consulting, pricing, market access and health economic projects in multiple therapeutic areas, for clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Project types that I worked on included insights generation and analysis, patient journey development, brand and value strategy, literature reviews, pricing analyses and health technology appraisals. In addition, I was involved in a variety of business development opportunities, market landscape assessments and the development of Double Helix’s social media strategy. This twelve-month placement enabled me to develop my ability to synthesise complex data into relevant and concise project deliverables. I developed essential skills in project management of national and international studies for global pharmaceutical products, as well broadening my written and oral communication skills and my awareness of global healthcare systems, structures and policies.
2013: Student Ambassador, The University of Manchester Faculty of Life Sciences, Manchester, England, United Kingdom.
I supported the Faculty of Life Sciences on undergraduate open days and pre-acceptance interviews, by offering individual and group tours of the campus, in addition to sharing insights into the life of an undergraduate biomedical scientist to prospective students and their families.
2010-2014: Website and Marketing Manager, St. Joseph’s High School and Sports College, Horwich, England, United Kingdom.
I was appointed the school’s first Website and Marketing Manager, following a period of volunteering. During my time at St. Joseph’s, I was responsible for initiating the school’s digital marketing strategy. I co- developed the school’s website, established the school’s social media platforms, and launched a new community magazine. This enabled me to develop key leadership and management skills, influencing the school development plan with my vision for an inclusive and supportive digital environment for students, parents, caregivers, staff and the wider community. In addition, I co-ordinated the school’s volunteering scheme, and academic learning resource centre, where I engaged students to develop their learning techniques and critical thinking skills.