Tim Koder
Tim Koder

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Tim Koder
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Tim has a strong interest in practical improvements that we can make to medical and scientific publishing. Through Neuroscience BSc at UCL then MSc, PhD and a brief postdoc on the neuropharmacology of recognition memory at the University of Bristol, it was more the discussion of science than the bench work that satisfied. Tim moved from the lab to publishing, first as a Production Editor on medical books at Taylor & Francis then as a Development Editor on trade publications and websites at Informa Healthcare. To move closer to the science content, Tim joined Caudex in 2007, and trained as a medical writer and account manager. Wider experiences gained at Communigen and Ogilvy HealthWorld have led to a Communications Director role at Oxford PharmaGenesis.

Tim's primary job at Oxford PharmaGenesis is to improve clients' medical affairs capabilities, especially in medical evidence, by simplifying connections between local companies and global functions, with strategy, digital systems and human contact. Publications, medical communications, patient engagement, and other work supporting medical affairs increasingly depend on evidence. To create credible evidence means choosing the right means of engagement, data collection and analysis, then communication. Publications remain central to this process, and the quality threshold of the publication process is playing a stronger role than ever in informing evidence planning. At the point of publication though, there are some well-known problems with speed, transparency and accessibility. To play a role in addressing this, Tim leads the Open Pharma project, facilitating the conversation between pharma publications teams, publishers and other stakeholders, to identify together how innovations in publishing can improve the model for disseminating pharma research.

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