Jack joined ICR Consilium as an Account Executive in October 2022. Prior to that, he worked at the NHS Health Research Authority, where he was involved in clinical trial approvals, including Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs), phase 1 studies in healthy volunteers, phase 1 studies in patients, and fast-track studies.
Jack was born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and holds a first-class honours MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine from the University of Cambridge, where he specialised in bioethics, clinical research ethics, and philosophy of medicine. His research topics included personal agency in advance euthanasia directives, informed consent and undue inducements, and impact of side effect disclosure on patient autonomy. Jack also holds a first-class honours BSc in Politics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
What is your proudest professional achievement?
My proudest professional achievement is being selected for the Cambridge Opportunity Studentship by the Cambridge Trust. This award is granted to applicants with strong academic potential from under-represented, economically disadvantaged backgrounds to support their education. Receiving this scholarship was a significant accomplishment for me, and I was honoured to have been given the opportunity.
What is your favourite part of your job?
My favourite part of the job is being able to contribute to valuable developments in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, and ultimately, make a positive impact on patient outcomes.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
“Time is the most important thing you can give someone.”
— Ian Charles Bissett (1969-2021)
“What the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over.”
— Lorraine Margaret Martin (1939-)
The best pieces of advice I have ever received came from two important figures in my life — my late father and my grandmother. My father reminded me of the often-overlooked value in simply being present, while my grandmother taught me that when things go awry, to always be mindful of who’s watching.