David Ramsey – Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
David has been involved in STM publishing for over 15 years, having spent most his career as Managing Director of Touch Group plc, overseeing a publishing business producing review journals in 15 different areas of medicine, at a rate of over 60 issues per year.
Prior to forming Radcliffe Group Ltd, David worked as Commercial Director and Publishing Consultant for Electric Word plc managing a series of journals for primary care practitioners in the UK, their cardiology portfolio of journals and launching an electronic version of the Renal Drug Handbook.
David has a real passion for digital publishing and the dissemination of medical education in multimedia formats. He strives on a daily basis to integrate digital publishing best practices in to our publishing model.
Outside of work, David does cross-fit now that his body is no longer up to the rigours of rugby, having played for London Welsh RFC for many years. He is also married and a father to three young boys.
Liam O’Neill – Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder
Liam has worked in medical publishing and communications for over 12 years. The bulk of his experience has been in business development roles at companies such as Touch Group plc, Haymarket and Electric Word plc.
He has surrounded himself with an experienced team of editors and production staff to ensure all Radcliffe Cardiology journals are published to the highest editorial and technical specifications. He also interacts daily with the physicians that make up our editorial boards to continuously plan content for the benefit of our readers; as well as overseeing other critical elements of the business such as marketing and database management.
Liam is married and father to two young girls. In his increasingly shrinking spare time, he trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and can occasionally be seen parading the football field.
Jitka Vick - Office Manager and Executive Assistant
Jitka Vick joined the Radcliffe team in February 2020 as a part-time Office Manager and Executive Assistant. Jitka is supporting company operations by maintaining office systems and processes. She is also working closely with Liam and David to assist them in their everyday tasks. In Jitka’s last company, she worked as the Office Manager for a local company, providing physical therapy for children with movement challenges. In addition, she has several years marketing experience with multinational companies like Nestle Waters, Allied Domecq (Pernod Ricard) and O2, both in the Czech Republic and the UK.
Outside of work, Jitka has a big passion for travelling, sports and cooking. She is married and a mother to two super active children.
Rob Barclay – Group Sales Director
Rob joined the Radcliffe Cardiology team in January 2016 and spends time working on Simple Education with global course providing partners.
Rob started out in the medical media industry in 2006 at Haymarket Medical and was the commercial manager for the MIMS brand in the UK. This included managing all the MIMS spin off journals, conferences and websites including MIMS, MIMS Cardiovascular, MIMS Dermatology, MIMS Oncology and MIMS Women’s Health. He also worked on the UK launch of www.MyCME.com providing continuous medical education for UK GPs.
Rob took some time away from the medical industry and has worked at Dunnhumby as a media planner/client services manager. Dunnhumby analyses all the data for the Tesco Club Card and produce targeted media offerings off the back of this rich data. Rob managed the Beers & Wines team at Dunnhumby during the Rugby World Cup in 2015 including working on the Heineken UK account – global sponsors of the event. He also worked at the Royal Mail group as a media specialist specializing in the catalogue industry (how to improve engagement with these). Throughout his career Rob has sold print, live events, digital opportunities (webinars, roundtables, research, virtual events etc.) and data.
Outside of work, Rob is a keen (if not overly good) golfer, he has completed 2 marathons and 5 triathlons, he also loves watching (if no longer playing) rugby. He is also married and recently became a father to his son, George.
Gavin Egan – Director of Business Development
Gavin has extensive medical publishing experience, responsible for the delivery of both live events and digital learning programmes in the UK and globally. Gavin has worked across a range of disease areas, including cardiology, diabetes, respiratory medicine, oncology and rare diseases. Gavin has successfully launched and directed medical education programmes for both the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCNi). In his spare time, he writes plays and comedy sketches. He also plays more cricket then he probably should.
David Bradbury– Promotional Sales Director
David has been involved in the publishing and media industry for over 8 years, having spent most of his career in conferences and exhibitions, producing large scale live events for the b2b community.
Prior to working at Radcliffe Cardiology, David worked as Account Manager for Emap (now Ascential plc) and latterly as Event Director at UBM Plc, where David managed and co-ordinated the team behind a conference-led exhibition, Resource and worked alongside clients such as IBM, Kingfisher, Cisco, and Rolls Royce.
Throughout his career, David has worked with clients in understanding and meeting their objectives to offer engaging content with a clear return on investment. He specialises in bespoke sponsorship opportunities, live events and digital offerings (webinars, online promotional activities, video/live streaming etc).
Outside of work, David is a keen swimmer and cyclist, and takes part in the occasional triathlon. Recently, David became engaged and he and his fiancée are due to marry in 2019.
Gary Swanston – Account Director
Gary joined Radcliffe Group in June 2018, having spent the majority of his career working accross roles in consumer publishing, content marketing, native advertising and technology, working for companies such as Haymarket Publishing, Teletext Holidays and Addvantage Media. He also co-founded his own entertainment and lifestyle business focussing on ad sales.
His extensive knowledge of digital advertising and marketing and his passion for effective communication, utilising the laterst technologies, ensures our clients will achieve maximum engagement with great content.
Outside of work, his passions include: motorsports (an industry he grew up immersed in), football - he's a Spurs fan (don't hold it against him!), rugby and running, (as long as it's not too rainy or windy)!
Will Cadden – Account Manager
Will joined the Radcliffe team in April 2017. He works primarily in the Sales and Marketing team, building relationships with clients and media partners, as well as assisting the Audio-Visual team with filming at events around the world.
Will graduated Buckinghamshire New University with a degree in Audio and Music Production. After graduating, he spent half a year in Buenos Aires, Argentina learning Spanish and playing rugby. Having played rugby since the age of 5, he has been able to transfer his discipline and his collaborative skills into the workplace. 5 years in the audio industry has included working for ‘BBC Introducing’ where he helped produce a live music broadcast, and his experience has provided him with a broad knowledge of online content creation and a keen eye for aesthetics within audio and film.
Outside of work, Will plays rugby for Maidenhead RFC, who are tackling National level 3 this coming season. Will also has a love of music, playing both guitar and piano, and enjoys composing music with his peers.
Brad Wilson - Account Manager
Brad has a number of years’ experience working within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. His background is in dealing with the NHS and selling into both primary and secondary care with products including advanced wound care and compression therapy.
Most recently, Brad has worked for the largest clinical trials services company, Fisher Clinical Services as their Senior Account Manager for the U.K. and the rest of Europe. Brad was responsible for developing business with new clients by offering services such as clinical trials packaging, labelling, distribution and comparator drug sourcing and procurement. Brad is well versed in dealing with oversees clients.
Outside of work, Brad is a keen golfer with a handicap of 0 and has played and won competitions at a national level. Brad also holds a black belt in Karate.
Ben Forbes-Gearey – Account executive
Ben joined Radcliffe Group in February 2020 as an account executive, after having spent the initial part of his career teaching recreational activities such as sailing, kayaking, skiing and snowboarding in countries including Greece, Canada and Japan. Having returned from Japan, Ben worked for John Lewis as one of their sales representatives in their leading Audio and TV division, which then lead him onto co-founding his own company in smart home installation. His passion for teaching sports and sales has enabled him to build a toolbox well equipped to deal with client management, building relations and selling.
Outside of work, Ben likes to spend his weekends climbing, sailing, seeing the latest blockbuster or walking his dogs. He is also a fan of F1 and basketball.
Editorial & Content Publishing
Leiah Norcott – Publishing & Editorial Director
Leiah joined Radcliffe in May 2017 and is responsible for the print and digital content portfolios for the the Radcliffe Group. She has 12 years’ editorial experience in print and digital publishing, working previously for the global publisher McGraw-Hill Education, where she led an editorial team and managed a number of profitable portfolios; providing leadership, strategic guidance and commissioned and developed resources for students in higher education, particularly in developing digital content for learning management systems.
Prior to her life in publishing, Leiah cut her teeth in forensics as a Scenes of Crime Officer working for the Police force. This aptly set her up for her future career in editorial as she certainly has a trained eye for detail! Outside of work, Leiah is a busy mother to a young family and enjoys spending time with them when she isn’t working.
Ashlynne Merrifield - Managing Editor, Arrythmia & Electrophysiology Review, International Cardiology Review, European Cardiology and Vascular and Endovascular Review
Ashlynne joined Radcliffe in March 2019 as Managing Editor and works closely with the Editors-in-Chief and Section Editors to ensure highly quality and timely publication of the journals. She has over 7 years of experience in print and digital publishing, previously working for international publishers Elsevier and more recently Taylor & Francis, where she lead the strategic direction and growth of a portfolio of animal, plant and bioscience journals, ensuring editorial and financial success of the portfolio. She also has a wealth of experience and knowledge of open access publishing and the wider open science movement.
Outside of work, Ashlynne likes to keep herself busy with crafts, reading, running, country walks with her dog.
Rosie Scott – Managing Editor, Cardiac Failure Review
Rosie has worked in healthcare publishing for more than 15 years. Over that time, she has developed a thorough understanding of all aspects of medical editorial management.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, and with a background in journalism and editing, Rosie began her medical publishing career in 2002 for Blackwell where she was Senior Production Editor for a number of monthly and bi-monthly STM journals. As well as overseeing the editorial development and production of multiple journals, Rosie was also involved in the style guide restructure, was a freelance and typesetter reviewer and mentored new Production Editors. She has also worked for a number of government health organisations, including Heart Foundation and VicHealth.
Having joined Radcliffe Cardiology in early 2017, Rosie is Managing Editor of one of our journals, where she works closely with the Editor-in-Chief and Section Editors to ensure that each issue maintains high standards of accuracy and editorial integrity.
Rosie is married with two young boys, and when she’s not working with the Radcliffe Cardiology team, she spends her time (passionately) supporting her sons in their team sports and completing a PhD in Creative Media.
Mirjam Boros - Online Managing Editor, US Cardiology Review
Mirjam joined Radcliffe Group in April 2018 as Editorial and Communication Executive. She became Online Content Editor in 2019 and joined the team of US Cardiology Review and Parallax podcast as Online Managing Editor in 2020.
Mirjam works closely with the Editor-in-Chief and the project team to ensure high quality and diverse audio visual and written content.
She did her undergraduate degree at University of Budapest, Hungary, and her postgraduate degree at University College London, specialising in medical anthropology and critical theory.
Outside of work Mirjam enjoys reading and writing, her interests include contemporary literature and philosophy of culture.
Victoria Perroud - Editorial Coordinator
Victoria joined the Radcliffe team in January 2020 as Editorial Coordinator, working closely alongside the editorial and online content teams to assist in the production and delivery of a range of content from our journals, to our digital content such as webinars and interviews. She has recently graduated from the University of Manchester, with a BSci in Biomedical Sciences prior to starting her career in publishing. During her time at university she was an active and engaged volunteer, organising educational events full of fun experiments to encourage children to pursue studies and a career in STEM. Victoria is also a keen linguist, speaking English and Portuguese at home and having learnt Spanish and French during her studies.
Outside of work Victoria likes to create drawings and paintings, attend concerts, experiment with cooking and baking new things as well as traveling.
Aashni Shah - Production Editor
Aashni has worked in STM publishing for more than 8 years. Aashni is based in London, UK, and has a background in Neuroscience from the University of Nottingham. Aashni began her editorial career in 2011 with the Future Science Group where she was an Assistant Production Editor for numerous monthly and bi-monthly STM journals. Over time, she was promoted to a Managing Production Editor, overseeing the production of multiple journals, and training and mentoring new Production Editors. Aashni was also involved in the XML coding of articles and uploading them online to the website. Aashni joined Radcliffe Cardiology in 2018 as the Production Editor of all our journals, where she works closely with authors and Managing Editors to ensure that each issue is of high quality and on schedule.
When Aashni is not working with the Radcliffe Cardiology team, she spends her time supporting Arsenal Football Club.
Bettina Vine – Freelance editor
Bettina has nearly 20 years of experience in STM publishing and medical education. She has worked with medical publishers and healthcare charities in the UK and abroad, including Haymarket Medical Education, Mark Allen, OmniaMed and the Canadian Association of Wound Care. Bettina also writes about international development, gardens and food, when cardiology gets too much! A recent move to Portugal means when she's not working, you can find her at the beach or floating on a surfboard.
Jonathan McKenna - Project Director
With over 15 years’ STM publishing experience, Jonathan previously served as Managing Director of Speechmark Publishing, a speech and language educational publisher, and as Senior Publishing and Project Manager at Radcliffe Publishing, then part of the medical education division of Electric Word plc. Prior to that, Jonathan spent eight years at clinical publisher Touch Group plc, serving in a range of editorial positions culminating in Associate Publishing Director. Early in his career, he worked as an FMCG Managing Editor and Analyst at market intelligence company, Datamonitor plc.
At Radcliffe, Jonathan’s role has both external and internal focus – fulfilling client deliverables, whilst also managing change, process improvement, best practice and operational efficiency.
Bryony Wickens - Project Coordinator
Bryony has joined Radcliffe as a Project Coordinator working with all departments, particularly Sales, AV, and Marketing, to help deliver projects in a thorough, organized, and timely manner. She also assists the business develop its product offerings. She has a BSc degree in Biological Sciences and has experience ranging from an administrator to working in a laboratory as an analyst. This is Bryony’s first job within the medical publishing industry and she’s looking forward to learning all about it.
Outside of work Bryony listens to a range of music, tries to stay active and can be found either playing netball or in the gym.
Mike Knight – Video production Manager
Mike joined the Radcliffe team in December 2016 as a producer of online content - filming and editing videos for both Radcliffe Cardiology and Simple Education.
Mike’s background is in sound engineering and audio production which started as a hobby over 10 years ago and for which he earned his degree. While working on collaborative projects at university he began to develop an additional interest in video production which led him to widen his skillset into videography and photography.
Outside of work, he has a passion for music and composition and plays guitar, drums and piano. He also enjoys sports, particularly rugby and tennis.
Tom Green - Video Production Editor
Tom started working for Radcliffe in February as a online content editor, with a focus on designing and editing videos and media.
Tom has always had an interest in editing, and in the past has enjoyed editing and creating new music. As well as this he has always had a passion for learning and expanding his knowledge of video and design.
Outside of work, Tom enjoys socialising with friends, playing guitar and watching football.
Natascha Wienand - Video Production Editor
With six years’ education, Natascha has a BA in Motion Picture, another in Audio Production and a Masters in Film and Television. As a student she worked on multiple platforms with a diverse range of individuals creating fascinating content, beautifully packaged. Natascha has experience in cinematography, filed recording, ADR, visual effects and producing. Outside of work, Natascha consumes copious amounts of film, goes to the gym religiously and paints predominantly with oil on canvas.
Dominic Woodruff - Video Production Editor
Dom has over six years experience as a videographer, having written and directed various small short films. He has worked in multiple theatre companies camera operating and crewing alongside various talent pools and freelancers. Joining the team just after finishing a 3-year degree in Film from university, Dom is experienced in video editing and has liaised with multiple organisations and clientele for location scouting and talent casting for previous projects. Although new to the medical world, Dom is eager to collaborate with everyone at Radcliffe and has a real passion for creating impressive content. Outside of work he studies as many films as possible, with his favourite music artist being Kanye West.
Wells Powell — Chief Technical Officer
Wells has been working in technology for over 25 years and spent most of his career working as part of the IT Management team at French Bank BNP Paribas. Wells has held senior roles across development and production, managing large teams across multiple territories. Across a career of over 21 years at BNPP, Wells was responsible for leading several strategic projects across electronic trading, ecommerce and digital transformation. Most recently Wells and his brother Jason launched a new company called ReddishGreen focused on assisting companies to use data for competitive advantage and oversee digital transformation. Outside of work Wells is a keen sportsman, playing football and hockey and also enjoys cycling and running. Wells is married with 3 children.
Julien Payet — Business Analyst
Julien has worked for over 15 years as a freelance specialist for companies such as Informa and the Financial Times, responsible for driving email marketing and directing marketing projects worldwide. Julien started working for Radcliffe Group in 2013, and has been responsible for e-marketing campaigns and assisting with building strong, data-driven marketing strategy. Now Julien is a business analyst, supporting the team grow and adapt to strong technology changes within the company.
Outside of work, Julien loves anything relating to technology, cycling, swimming and gardening. He is also married and a father of a young boy and passionate about English cocker spaniels.
Luke Donnebaum – Programme Manager
Luke has over 10 years’ experience in the world of Digital, acting as the bridge between business and tech teams, primarily focused on web-related projects covering platform migrations, system integrations and user experience improvements. Whilst this is Luke’s first foray into the publishing industry, his experience across retail, travel and financial services will bring a fresh perspective to how we look at our customers’ use of our website and how to further digitalisation efforts across our business can help us become more efficient in our internal day-to-day processes.
Outside of work, Luke is a fan of all things sport-related and regularly turns out for Amersham & Chiltern RFC on a Saturday whilst also helping to coach his son’s youth football team.
Lizzy Comber – Marketing Director
Lizzy has worked in marketing for over 15 years, specialising in creating customer relationship programmes across a variety of touchpoints. Prior to joining Radcliffe Group in November 2019, Lizzy worked Agency side, working on a wide range of client accounts. Her B2B experience includes BlackRock Asset Management, where she created a CRM programme for the UK and German Independent Financial Adviser Audience, and Investec Private Bank, working on a lead nurture and engagement programme for their Mortgage Broker clients. Consumer-wise Lizzy has worked across the likes of Sainsbury’s, BskyB, John Lewis and Carphone Warehouse, creating multi-channel marketing campaigns across digital and print media. She is passionate about ensuring we say the right thing to the right people at the right time.
Outside of work, Lizzy enjoys cooking, yoga, painting and crafts, a great boxset and running around after her 2-year-old son.
Kate Horn - Marketing Coordinator
Kate joined Radcliffe as a Marketing Coordinator in March 2020, to help with the growth of the Marketing Department. Kate specialises in the Client Marketing area along with assisting in the core Independent areas including Social Media and Email. Kate’s background is immersed in marketing, specifically social media with a BSc degree in Business and Marketing Management. Kate has always had a keen eye for creativity and loves being immersed within reactive workspaces.
Outside of work Kate can be seen walking her Miniature Dachshund, Fleur, or in the kitchen baking up a sweet treat.
Calum Barlow – Marketing Coordinator
Calum joined in March 2020 to become one of two marketing Co-ordinators at Radcliffe Group. Having studied Media Technology at university, Calum worked in museums and heritage for 7 years, where he helped establish Windsor Museum’s social media presence and managed a variety of events as part of a HLF funded project to grow brand awareness. His day to day responsibilities include promoting Radcliffe’s independent content and raising brand awareness for the Radcliffe Group.
Outside of work Calum has a love of cooking, particularly making his homemade pizza dough, enjoys playing guitar and has a passion for photography.