Bilal Bham, Managing Director and Principal Medical Writer
I graduated from the University of Manchester with a BSc in Genetics (2.1 Hons), and an MSc in Immunology and Immunogenetics, completing placements with European Molecular Biology Laboratories (EMBL) and the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Report during my studies. Whilst at EMBO, an article I had published in the Science and Society section sparked my interest in and creative flair for scientific writing.
I became a medical writer, first at a CRO that was called Accovion (now CliniPace), then at Sanofi, both in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. On my return to England, I joined a small biopharmaceutical company, Renovo. I’d always wanted to be on own boss, and it’s liquidation presented me with the opportunity to become a freelance medical writer, the success of which led to the launch of Bham Pharma Ltd.
My passion for technology and flair for marketing enabled me to diversify the business when I realised the potential for content to engage over social media. Bham Digital Ltd was the result, bringing together the best of hard science and effective social media.
When I am not medical writing, I can be found in the gym at the crack of dawn, on a Latin dancefloor at the weekend, watching a movie in the evenings (I have about 1,000 DVDs and a Netflix account!), listening to 80’s music, engaging in personal growth and development, or on stage doing musicals with my amateur dramatics group! I also love watching sports, my football team is Manchester United (I know…!), and I follow England and Team GB in everything! I also enjoying blogging and vlogging about personal growth, food, and politics!
Dr. Trusha Rajda, Senior Medical Writer
I am a physician with specialisation in clinical research. I have over 10 years of experience working with Indian and multinational pharmaceutical companies during which I was a lead author for a wide range of regulatory as well as medical communication documents. Before this, I was a general practitioner. My clinical knowledge and experience have helped me to pursue my passion for medical writing. My journey in clinical research began with India’s largest cancer hospital, Tata Memorial Center after which I went on to work with a global CRO, DiagnoSearch followed by a biopharmaceutical company, BioGenomics which is a manufacturer of biosimilar drugs. I relocated to the UK in 2019 and started working for Bham Pharma Ltd as a Senior Medical Writer. In my current role at Bham Pharma Ltd, I have been working on medical communication, health economics and outcomes research projects as well as regulatory writing projects. I specialise in writing and reviewing documents for EMA and US FDA applications spanning diverse therapeutic areas.
Besides medical writing, I love to read novels. Robin Cook, Sophie Kinsella, Chetan Bhagat, Ravi Subramanian are some of my favorite authors. I also love travelling and cooking.
Hussein Hijazi, PhD, Medical Writer
I graduated from the Lebanese University in Lebanon with a diploma in Natural Sciences in 2006 and travelled to the UK to obtain an MSc in Molecular Parasitology and Vector Biology from the University of Manchester in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Plant Genetics from the University of Nottingham in 2013. Since then, I have worked for Nottingham Trent, De Montfort, Nottingham, and Lebanese universities as a research fellow and lecturer in biosciences, including medicinal plants, genetic diseases, and structural biochemistry. I have also worked for Medilink East Midlands, Nottingham, as a BioEd lab manager and lead demonstrator. My passion for science communication and writing led me to become a medical writer with Bham Pharma in 2017, where I have been working on medical communication and Health Economics and Outcomes Research projects, including manuscripts, slide decks, protocols, blogs, and abstracts. I particularly enjoy the aspect of assimilating complex information into relatively simple and comprehensive documents, such as manuscripts, blogs and/or slide decks.
I am also multilingual and fluent in both Arabic and English and have basic knowledge of German and French. Unlike the average person, my heart is divided into two chambers: one filled with the love of Star Trek, having watched all 754 episodes and 12 movies, and read over 50 novels, whilst the other half is dedicated to my family, and outdoor activities like wild swimming, kayaking, and mountain climbing, having bagged 33 munros across the amazing Scottish landscape.
I claim that I can prepare and cook the best burger (including baking the buns and cooking the chips from raw tubers) and linguine pasta (from dough) in the world! I also had the privilege of meeting Michael Jordan once, even if it was for a few seconds only.