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Chief Medical Affairs Officer
WPP Health & Wellness
Dr. Rick Morton currently the Chief Medical Affairs Officer at WPP Health & Wellness (London & New York) and prior to this position was the Associate Vice President and Head of Value & Access at Allergan, based in the Allergan International Office in Marlow, UK. He received a doctorate in Neuropharmacology from the University of Manchester, UK and has a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool, UK. Rick has extensive academic, biopharmaceutical industry and global healthcare consulting experience, across a diverse therapeutic range, notably, neurosciences, ophthalmology, rheumatology, urology, gastroenterology and immunology.
Rick has previously been head of function in Allergan’s Medical Affairs and HEPRA for the EAME region and prior and to this worked in Switzerland for Novartis Pharma as a Global Access Lead on early pipeline development assets. He has also extensive drug development and commercialization experience from working as Vice President, Consulting at PAREXEL in addition to a previous role as MD of the Global Market Access consultancy, WG Consulting. Rick has also extensive biopharmaceutical industry experience with G.D Searle, Pfizer and Yamanouchi, and prior to this was in academia as a lecturer in Pharmacology and Physiology at Wolverhampton University, UK. Rick is passionate about the critical role of medical affairs in the planning and execution of pre, peri and post launch patient and market access strategies that guide effective healthcare product development and commercialization.