After obtaining a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, Raymond spent a decade as a researcher in genomic medicine applied to oncology, immunology, virology, and diagnostic kit research and development, working internationally at Nantes General Hospital in France, University College London, University of Miami, and then in the private sector in the USA. Returning to Ireland, Raymond completed a MSc in Stratified Medicine, and then pursued a PhD in Health Economics in a hybrid doctoral degree between Queen’s Management School and CCRCB (now Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research) focusing on the cost-effectiveness of precision medicine strategies in cancer. As a Knowledge Transfer Programme Fellow funded in part by Innovate UK, Raymond worked with Queen’s University Belfast and the precision medicine consultancy firm Diaceutics, producing economic burden studies, systematic literature reviews (SLRs), cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs), budget impact analyses (BIAs), and created an economic analysis regarding the impact of European Union In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) on both patient access to precision medicine and pharma revenue.
Raymond has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings on topics from specific diseases to economic burden studies, SLRs, CEAs, and BIAs; presented his research at conferences; and is currently involved in research in areas of precision oncology, cardiology, and dermatology. He is a reviewer for Cancer Policy and currently ISPOR’s chair-elect of the special interest group Open-Source Models. He recently published “The economic burden of colorectal cancer across Europe: a population-based cost-of-illness study” in the Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology and was also the featured podcast.
Raymond specializes in the application of precision medicine to health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) to increase the cost-effectiveness of pharmacological/companion diagnostic interventions. Raymond enjoys training and mentoring colleagues in the implementation of HEOR analysis.