Healthcare market research and consultancy specialist The Research Partnership has appointed Claire Richardson as its new director in the US.

This brings the total number of directors to 18, supported by over 70 researchers for the firm.

Richardson has more than 20 years of market and healthcare research experience on both the client and agency side, having previously worked at GSK and agencies including PMSI / IMS, Quintiles and Brand Health International.

Mary Assimakopoulos, founding director and US lead, said: “We are delighted to welcome Claire, a seasoned professional, to our team. This year The Research Partnership celebrates its 15th anniversary and our objective is to continue to expand our international operations and grow the business. Richardson’s appointment strengthens the broad range of skills and expertise within our senior team.”