UK-based international healthcare communications and education agency, Makara Health, has announced a further expansion of its team this month with the appointment of Helena Wright as Associate Director Client Relations and Gina Dootson as Senior Medical Writer.

Helena joins from Havas Life Medicom where she held the position of Associate Director in the PR & Communications team, working across a variety of pharmaceutical clients. She brings over a decade of experience in healthcare communications, including seven years in-house at GSK where she worked on vaccines, respiratory and corporate responsibility communications, and five years in-house at Alliance Healthcare UK, managing pharmacy trade PR and internal communications.

Boasting a strong background in scientific research within the pharmaceutical industry, Gina (pictured) also brings over 8 years medical writing experience to Makara. She joins the Makara team after three years spent as an independent freelancer. This followed a five-year stint at medical communications agency, Transart, where she headed up the writing of global educational and learning programmes for the likes of Shire, Takeda and Allergan.