Aiden Flynn, BSc MSc PhD
Aiden is the founder of Exploristics and has more than 20 years’ experience the life sciences sector. After seven years as a researcher and lecturer at University College London, Aiden spent ten years at GlaxoSmithKline as a director of statistical support for biomarker studies across research and development. Here, he was responsible for developing and implementing the pharmacogenetics strategy that enabled the use of genetics data in clinical studies. This involved the integration of a wide range of capabilities across R&D such as new analysis tools and methods, bioinformatics, data standards, processes and training.
In recent years, Aiden has worked closely with regulatory authorities, such as the FDA and EMA, to develop tools and guidelines that support the use of biomarkers in clinical studies. Since founding Exploristics in 2009, Aiden has overseen its growth, creating an innovative and profitable company able to cater to a wide range of healthcare developers from the world’s top pharmaceutical companies to biotechnology, medical device and diagnostic start-ups.
Frances Denny, BSc PhD
With a BSc in Mathematics and a PhD in Statistics from Queen’s University Belfast, Frances joined Exploristics in 2009 and has over fourteen years’ experience in biostatistics and modelling techniques supporting clinical development.
As Business Operations Manager at Exploristics, Frances has combined strong management with incisive technical skills to implement new processes for project delivery across various therapeutic areas and study types.
Sam Miller, BA MSc
Sam has 19 years’ experience as a statistician in the pharmaceutical industry, since graduating with a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Statistics from University College London.
Prior to joining Exploristics in 2017, Sam spent many years at GlaxoSmithKline where he gained in-depth experience of the Pharmaceutical sector providing statistical support to clinical trials at all stages of discovery and development. This included everything from FTIH studies through proof of concept and dose-ranging trials to pivotal studies supporting regulatory submission, as well as statistical input to portfolio-level decision-making across multiple drug projects.
Sam’s areas of technical expertise include experimental medicine, adaptive designs and applications of Bayesian approaches to clinical trial design and analysis. He is enthusiastic about the application of any methods to make earlier, better- informed decisions about the development path for potential new medicines.
Sam has co-authored over 50 articles in medical and statistical publications including The Lancet and Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics.
With an MSc in the Management of Software Projects, Nuno has in-depth technical expertise and management experience in programming and software product development. A highly knowledgeable product manager, he has been involved in developing software and the management of software products within several industry sectors across Europe, including telecommunications, banking, local government, transport and utilities before joining Exploristics. Currently Product Manager at Exploristics, Nuno works closely on delivery of the KerusCloud roadmap, ensuring that the software is aligned with clients’ needs.
Danny has over ten years’ experience in statistics and programming as applied to a biomedical setting. Danny has in-depth expertise in a wide-range of biostatistics techniques as well as in developing novel software to support clinical development.
Previously working at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology and School of Pharmacy in Queen’s University Belfast, he has considerable expertise in programming and a variety of data analysis methodologies including high throughput biological data analysis, survival analysis, exploratory data analysis, predictive modelling, machine learning, multi-dimensional visualisation, data cleaning and simulation.
Since joining Exploristics in 2015, Danny has worked closely on developing bespoke software for clients as well as the continued development of Exploristics’ ground-breaking clinical trial design and simulation tool, KerusCloud.
Moira is an experienced programmer and statistician with over eight years’ experience in programming and statistical techniques, including data mining, survival analysis and linear and dynamic programming.
With a BSc in Mathematics & Statistics and Operational Research and currently completing an MSc in Epidemiology, she is a SAS Certified Clinical Trials Programmer. Moira joined Exploristics in 2014 where she has been a lead statistician supporting a range of clinical studies in areas including clinical pharmacology, medical devices, epidemiology, post authorisation and real-world data.
As Statistics and Programming Team Leader for Biostatistics Services at Exploristics, Moira manages the statistics and programming team and oversees the delivery of consultancy projects.