Meet the Team | Sep 2023 – Feb 2024

1st March 2024 Company News

At Random42, our remarkable team continues to expand. We are incredibly excited to welcome the newest members of our team who have joined us between September 2023 and February 2024.

Introducing our talented new team members…

Adrien Latran – Junior 3D Generalist

BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts and Design – Bournemouth University

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Adrien, originally from Paris, has always had a deep interest in art and animation. After a start in the traditional arts, it was clear to him that his passion emerged from his thorough exploration of films of all styles – from niche 80s anime to more recent cinema classics. It all took shape after spending the pandemic knee-deep in a rabbit hole of learning Blender, fuelled by video games, LEGO, Gundam and a desire for telling stories. He came to the UK to study at Bournemouth University, and after two internships at BlueZoo and DNEG Animation, he joined Random42 as a Junior Generalist. When not staring at 3D software, Adrien also vibes to music or a good film and enjoys a solid session of bouldering, hanging out with friends and going skating.

Alana Whitcombe – Scientific Account Executive

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science – University of Auckland

PhD Biomedical Science – University of Auckland

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Alana has a PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she developed tests to study immune responses in patients with rheumatic fever and COVID-19. As a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Auckland, she continued research into unravelling the mysteries of the immune system in patients with Strep A disease. She has worked across teams of academic researchers and industry professionals on many clinical, diagnostic and vaccine development projects. From her research, she has published articles and has spoken at many conferences where she honed her scientific communication skills. At Random42, Alana provides scientific support across a range of therapeutic areas. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, learning to surf, dancing and finding good cafes.

Alex Cockshott – Junior CG Generalist

BA (Hons) Computer Animation Technical Arts– University of Bournemouth

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Alex graduated from Bournemouth University after completing a degree in Computer Animation Technical Arts, during which he developed varied but sharp skills in 3D animation. His love for problem-solving and technical art led him to join Random42 as a Junior CG Generalist, where he has a hand in a variety of different projects and computer graphics disciplines. Outside of work, Alex enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and film screenings on the South Bank.

Aran Connery – Account Manager

BSc (Hons) Biology – University of Kent

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Since graduating from the University of Kent with a degree in Biology, Aran has gained experience in various client-facing roles, the most recent in account management for a commercial learning & development agency within Pharma. As an Account Manager at Random42, Aran focuses on managing existing relationships within the top 25 global pharmaceutical companies as well as identifying new relationships. Aran loves his sport, in particular, his football and tennis. Outside of sport, he loves trying out new restaurants and travelling.

Arianna Arcilla – Account Executive

BSc Human Biology – Loughborough University

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Arianne graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Human Biology.
After graduating, Arianne undertook a role in a children’s critical care ward at a large London teaching hospital and worked several customer-facing positions before joining Random42. As an Account Executive, Arianne’s role involves liaising with new and existing clients within the top 25-50 pharmaceutical companies and adjacent markets, such as devices and diagnostics, animal health, and consumer health. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with friends.

Erin McMoneagle – Account Executive

BSc Medical Sciences – University of Exeter

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Erin graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Medical Sciences, where she developed a specific interest in pharmacology. Her final research project discussed whether a specific neuronal cotransporter could be a promising drug target for the treatment of epilepsy. As an Account Executive at Random42, Erin’s role involves attracting new clientele within the top 25 pharma companies, as well as maintaining existing client relationships. Outside of work, Erin enjoys going to the gym, spending time with friends and travelling.

Katherine Guilliatt-Griggs – Scientific Account Executive

BSc Biomedical Materials Science– University of Birmingham

PhD Biomedical Science – Aston University

Random42 Katherine Guilliatt-Griggs

Katie earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Birmingham, in Biomedical Materials Science, a multidisciplinary field revolving around developing and studying materials in medical contexts, using biology, chemistry, engineering, and medicine to address challenges in healthcare. Subsequently, she undertook her PhD in biomedical sciences at Aston University, delving into research on microfluidic devices and biomaterial scaffolds to model spinal cord injuries. Presently part of the science team at Random42, she crafts scripts and devises storyboards, helping steer projects from kick-off to completion. Her work amalgamates her scientific expertise with her creativity, extending across various therapeutic areas. Beyond work, she is a keen sports player, a licensed powerboat driver, and enjoys socializing with friends, family, and her two miniature labradoodles.

Katie Johnson – Account Manager

BSc Biomedical Science– University of Sheffield

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Katie studied Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield, during which she undertook an industrial placement year at Eli Lilly working as a research scientist in translational neuroscience. After a year of working as a researcher, Katie realised that her passion lay in science communication rather than the lab. After graduating, Katie worked as an Account Manager for a biotech start-up. Then, realising her love of teamwork and relationship building, she moved to work in medical communication agencies, gaining experience in both medical writing and account handling. As an Account Manager at Random42, Katie focuses on new business partnerships. In her spare time, she enjoys practising yoga, reading, catching up with friends in coffee shops and exploring the great outdoors.

Lauren McClure – Junior Project Manager

BSc Hons Biomedical Science – University of Liverpool

MRes Neuroscience Translational Medicine – University of Liverpool

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Lauren graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Biomedical Science and a Masters in Neuroscience Translational Medicine, where she focused a lot of time researching the brain connectivity of patients with epilepsy. After graduating, Lauren worked in project controls and clinical trials before joining our project management team here at Random42, where she combines her passion for medical science and creativity to deliver excellent scientific communication. Now, Lauren manages a range of projects, collaborating internally with science and production teams, and externally with clients and stakeholders. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys playing sports, travelling, and skiing.

Pollyanna Burnet-Harris – Account Executive

BSc (Hons) Biology – University of Bath

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Pollyanna graduated from the University of Bath after completing her degree in Biology. During her industrial placement year, she worked as a Science Communication and Content Development Officer in STFC’s Scientific Computing Dept., where she managed social media, designed visual content and filmed video podcasts with scientists. Pollyanna is very passionate about science communication – at university, she conducted a research study exploring more effective methods of teaching evolution to kids using experiments with live bacteria. As an Account Executive at Random42, Pollyanna’s role involves liaising with new and existing clients from the top 25 global pharmaceutical companies, helping to scope out new projects to bring our client’s scientific storytelling to life. Outside work, she enjoys cooking, travelling and going to music concerts.

Riyana Khiroya – Senior Marketing Operations Executive

BA Classical Studies– King’s College London

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Riyana has a background in digital marketing and CRM management. In her role at Random42, she supports the maintenance of the systems and tools used, data hygiene, marketing automation, and providing resources for the sales and marketing team to work as easily and efficiently as possible. Outside of work, she loves to knit and crochet, cook and visit museums and art galleries.

Samirah Suleman – Account Executive

BSc Biomedical Sciences – University of Birmingham

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Samirah did her degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Birmingham where she completed her dissertation looking at how hypoxia affects transcription of human papillomavirus oncogenes in infections and cancer. After graduating, Samirah undertook an internship where she collaborated with seasoned executives and delved into the relationship the financial sector has with the Life Sciences industry, specifically focusing on clinical trials and upcoming technology. Her role as an Account Executive involves liaising with new and existing clients on a variety of projects for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Outside work, Samirah enjoys going to the gym, spending time with family and friends, and exploring what the world has to offer.

Seb Haywood – Web Developer

BSc Computer Science – Queen Mary University London

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Seb, a Computer Science graduate from Queen Mary University London, brings his diverse web development experience to Random42’s dynamic team. With a keen eye for the intricacies of web development and design, Seb is excited to contribute his skills to innovative projects. Outside the coding world, he can be found immersed in music, both producing music as a hobby and attending as many live gigs as he can.

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