Dr. Rick Morton

Rick oversees the Medical Consulting Group and Payer & Access Consulting for the VMLY&R Health network. He manages teams across the network and has set up consultancy hubs in London, Manchester, Cambridge, MA (USA). 

Rick has extensive academic, biopharmaceutical industry and global healthcare consulting experience, across a diverse therapeutic range – notably rare disease, rheumatology and immunology. In addition, he has vast experience across anaesthetics, oncology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology and neurosciences. 

Prior to working at VMLY&RH Health, Rick was the International Head of Value & Access at Allergan and head of function in Allergan’s Medical Affairs and HEPRA division for the EMEA region. Rick also worked in Switzerland for Novartis Pharma as a Global Access Lead on early pipeline development assets in rare diseases. Rick also gained extensive drug development and commercialization experience from working as Vice President, Consulting at PAREXEL. 

In addition, Rick has worked on cross-functional global, US and RoW consulting initiatives across a range of therapeutic areas. Rick has a particular passion for work in the rare disease space, based on his early academic research work in muscular dystrophy and industry experience in rare diseases with more advanced therapies. Rick has a specific passion for person-centred healthcare (PCH) ensuring patients are partners in shaping care, services, guidelines and clinical development. In addition, Rick gained experience in Virtualisation of Care (VoC) – specifically how it has been critical for patients with rare diseases during the pandemic, and how that’s also driving innovative developments and patient-focused advances in digitised healthcare.  

Rick received a doctorate in Neuropharmacology from the University of Manchester, UK and has a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool, UK and Health Economics, Brunel University, UK. Rick has also been an Executive Leadership Committee member of the Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS). 

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  • Rick Morton
Chief Medical Officer & Global Head of Access VMLY&R Health