Kym Jacks-Bryant, BSc

Kym Jacks-Bryant, BSc

Director of Medical Affairs and Partnerships, UK
Work Experience: 10+ years in pharmaceutical digital marketing and healthtech

“What really motivates me is the opportunity to solve a problem or discover a better way to get something done. Technology allows me to bring those “eureka” moments to real people. I love to challenge the norm and ask ‘Why not?’”

Career Highlights

  • Head of the Digital Centre of Excellence, Norgine, London, UK, 2020–2022
  • Global digital marketing lead at Norgine, London, UK, 2017–2020
  • Digital content lead, Norgine, London, UK, 2016–2017
  • Marketing operations manager, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, UK, 2014–2016
  • Winner of the Pharma Digital Partner Award, Pharmaceutical Marketing Society, 2018
  • Regular speaker and panelist at a variety of national and international industry events
  • Head of development of a multiple award-winning app to monitor cognitive function in patients at home

Education

  • ABPI IQ Level 3 Diploma in the promotion of medicines, 2013
  • CIM Level 6 Diploma in professional marketing (digital strategy)(HL) with merit, 2015
  • Professional Scrum master
  • Bachelor of Science in bioveterinary science from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, 2012

My Journey in Medicine

Ever since I was little, I wanted to be a veterinarian. But I quickly discovered the reality of the profession was not just cuddling baby animals and that it wasn’t the right place for me. Instead, I found an interest in the sales representatives visiting the vet practice. That interest drove me to start a career in pharmaceutical marketing on a 3-month contract. I immediately loved it! During that time, I discovered my passion for all things digital and the amazing things that tech can do for both patients and health care professionals.

In my marketing roles in the pharma industry, my goal was to get the business to believe, like I do, that digital tools can provide so much value for the health care ecosystem. At Norgine, I led the development of a class I medical device app for patients to preventively detect changes in cognitive function. 

I love technology — playing with code or back-end systems is a favorite pastime of mine. I’ve been known to create the odd website or code snippet for efficiency and aim to cement my understanding in the world of tech.

It’s so exciting for me to join Flo as the director of medical affairs and partnerships. I am amazed at the empowerment available to women through the app. Being part of driving innovation in femtech and women’s health awareness is inspiring.

Fun Facts

When I need to get away from all the screens in life, I love to knit. My most complicated piece was a shawl that took over 87,000 stitches. 

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