Our Team


Director & Co-Founder

Sarah joined the healthcare research industry in 1998, having graduated with a BSc in Biology. Rising through the project management ranks at Fieldwork International, she was responsible for setting up FI’s Online division in 2002 before becoming Managing Director of the UK division (subsequently Synovate Healthcare Field Services) in 2005.

Sarah is a busy Mum of 2 teenagers, keen netballer and foodie, but given half a chance you’ll find her with a drink in hand somewhere warm & sunny or cold & snowy!


Director & Co-Founder

Peter’s career in healthcare market research dates back to 1989 when he joined what was Isis Research after arriving from his native New Zealand. He made his way through various roles before becoming the managing director of Synovate’s (now Ipsos) global healthcare fieldwork business, eventually leaving to team up with Sarah to form Adept Field.

Peter loves nothing more than spending time with his wife and 3 teenage kids. He loves to keep active and has a passion for surfing and skiing, along with being an avid All Blacks fan.


Operations, USA

Jennifer has been heading up our US Operations since 2015, based out of PA. She began her career in the market research industry some 20 years ago. Jennifer gained a broad experience in domestic and international qualitative projects in the consumer, business-to-business and healthcare fields. For the past fifteen years Jennifer has specialised in international healthcare research; successfully directing the qualitative field divisions at two leading healthcare agencies, prior to joining Adept.

There is no end to Jennifer’s talents, she’s an amazing singer, actress and makeup enthusiast, and most of all, dog lover.


Project Director

Emily joined the Adept Project Management team in November 2018, she specialises in patient research, and has recently taken the lead in managing our growing patient community AdePT Perspectives.

Emily holds a 1st Class degree in Psychology with English Language & Communication and impressively won a children’s national writing competition! She continues to be an avid reader and traveller, and somehow or other she also manages to support the Samaritans, as a Listening Volunteer and in other ways! It’s a good job she likes to be busy 😊


Project Director

Deepa joined Adept Field in 2011 but her experience in medical MR spans back to 2008 when she worked with Sarah and Peter at Synovate Healthcare. Over the years, Deepa has worked on a huge variety of multi-national projects, across a wide spectrum of therapy areas but her interest and real expertise lies with rare & orphan diseases.

A yoga teacher and practitioner, Deepa remains cool headed and can often be found helping others in the team with their breathing techniques!


Project Director

Marie-Claire (MC) has been a key member of the A-Team since 2011, and prior to this had worked with Sarah and Peter some 10 years before! MC acts as our Compliance Lead for anything to do with France. She is bilingual (French and English) with good understanding of Spanish and Italian..

When she’s not running projects, she loves running in the outdoors and practices open water swimming in a disused and now flooded limestone quarry.


Project Director

Sallena joined Adept as a Project Director in 2013 and has been instrumental in building client services levels ever since. Sallena leads by example and under her expert guidance many of our more junior team members have grown and excelled in project management. Sallena is our in-house Payer and Market Access expert. She is fluent in Urdu and Hindi.

Sallena has recently taken up weightlifting, and when she finally takes a break from it all, she loves spending time in the sunshine on the beach.


Project Director

Steven joined the Adept team in 2021 with six years of International qual experience under his belt, his expertise is wide reaching and he engages regularly with a wide-range of stakeholders, including KOLs, payors, specialists, nurses, patients and caregivers.

Steven has a passion for language and hold degrees in English literature and linguistics. In his life before market research, he was teacher and still provides English tuition to students his spare time. Steven is currently learning to speak Spanish and likes to enjoy the food, culture and climate of Spain as often as possible!


Project Controller

Jessica joined Adept in 2021 as a Project controller. She is a graduate from the University of Sussex, where she secured a first-class honour degree in Psychology with clinical approaches. Her social media and marketing expertise is being well received by our ever-growing patient network.

Jess is a keen cook, and amazing baker of beautiful cakes (lucky for us!) and when not busy in the kitchen she can be found watching the latest crime series.


Project Manager

Surya joined Adept in July 2019 as a Project controller, and quickly developed in to an excellent Project Manager predominantly focussing on qual in the EU5 and US. He is Bilingual speaking both English & Tamil, and is a dab hand at programming in Qualtrics.

Surya graduated with a BSc Psychology & Neuropsychology and went on to complete a masters in consumer Psychology & Business in 2018. He loves to travel and enjoys watching & playing a variety of sports… with a passion for health and fitness Si is often found in the gym before work, pumping iron!