Our multinational team of physicians, pharmacists, clinical researchers and scientific writers is drawn primarily from the pharmaceutical industry, but also from academia, clinical practice and other agencies. This blend is important and allows us to offer complementary skills to cover high science, commercial and regulatory writing projects alongside the compliance side of our company. 

Management Team

James Sawyer


James moved to the pharmaceutical industry in 1993 after a clinical career in general medicine and anaesthetics. He held a series of global clinical and commercial roles at major pharmaceutical companies prior to founding Prism in 2001. James’s experience spans all phases of clinical research and medical affairs, leading the clinical contribution to many regulatory interactions with the EMA and FDA, as well as launching products. He has published widely across a variety of therapeutic areas and continues to work on client projects.


Jamie Ashman

Editorial Director

Jamie joined Prism as a Medical Writer in 2007. Prior to this he completed a PhD in cancer genetics and worked as a post-doctoral research assistant before eventually taking up a lectureship in Oncology at the Advanced Medical and Dental Institute in Penang, Malaysia. Initially based at the head office in Nantwich, Jamie moved to Basel in 2009 to help establish the Prism Swiss office. He now leads the Editorial Team at Prism and is responsible for ensuring the scientific and editorial excellence of all our work.


Claire Hackett

Financial Controller

Claire is an ACA trained accountant and has been Financial Controller at Prism since joining the company in early 2013. Previously she worked in accountancy practice for several years and then for another SME in the service sector prior to a short career break with her young family. Claire is responsible for all aspects of the financial control of Prism’s activities in the UK and Overseas.


Dan Smith
BA (Hons)

Account Director

Dan graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Business Management. Having started his career at a medical and digital communications agency, he has developed experience across the pharmaceuticals and diagnostics healthcare sectors. Dan has managed projects globally with a specific focus on the US and the EU. Joining Prism in 2017, he is based in the UK office in Nantwich and is responsible for the Client Services side of the business and line management of our UK personnel.