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I am a pharmacist with many years of experience in the area of safety of medicines both in clinical and academic setting. In my versatile career I've been working in a pharmaceutical industry, community pharmacy and institutional setting. I've been involved in development of projects concerning patient safety, e-prescription and new clinical services beside others. I am passionate about improving people's health and code of ethics is central to everything I do. My motto is: "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got.” (James P. Lewis)


Current Experience

  • Market Access Manager
    Since April 2014
    Providing leadership and strategic direction to the Market Access department in order to ensure Abbvie products obtain and maintain optimal pricing, reimbursement status and listing on tenders, while maintaining patients access to best available treatment.Translating (international) health economic data into local payer’s tools to support our business. I am responsible for health economic elements and coordination of reimbursement dossiers but also: • Collect information from the market regarding market access in general and for products / competitors specifically in order to identify trends and business opportunities. • Update brand teams so they understand the HEOR / market information available and develop tools establishing the value for money Abbvie products provide payers / stakeholders. • Develop Market Access strategies and plans (in coordination with brand teams) integrating HEOR, Value for Money and non prescribing stakeholders activities into marketing strategy and Plans for core Abbvie products. • Develop and maintain relationship with the key stakeholders, i.e. ZZZS, Ministry of health and others in partnership with Government Affairs. • Maximize the economic value of Abbvie products with key decision makers

  • PhD student
    Since February 2011
    Researching determinants related to medicine and food supplement use, frailty and sedative load in Irish population within The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA; This research helps me to develop strategic thinking, academic writing and improving my presentation skills.

Past Experience

  • Pharmacist
    January 2008 --- April 2014
    I worked as a community pharmacist for a large pharmacy chain and have worked in a variety of different stores. In past I’ve been a supervising pharmacist in a busy store in South Dublin where was also in charge of managing staff and responsible for business performance. Being a community pharmacist gave me an opportunity to develop decision making and leading skills while being under pressure. Safety of my patients was a key focus at all times as it is being compliant with legal, ethical and professional requirements. Development and enrollment of new clinical services (e.g. smoking cessation, emergency contraception, winter flu vaccination) strengthened my communications skills between management, staff and our customers.

  • Pharmacist
    September 2004 --- December 2007
    Dispensing of medicines, counselling

  • Auditing Pharmacist
    September 2001 --- December 2007
    Audit, Reimbursement, Data Analysis, Research, Customer service

  • Sales Representative and Regulatory Affairs Officer
    January 1999 --- January 2001
    - Organizing conferences and preparing presentations for health professionals e.g. doctors and pharmacists; - Keeping up with the latest clinical data supplied by the company and interpreting, presenting and discussing this data with health professionals; - Monitoring competitor activity and competitors' products. - Preparing business plans and marketing activities - Communicating with the head office and local authorities

  • Student
    January 1994 --- January 2001


LinkedIn Assessment :
PharmacistspharmacologyPharmacyPharmaceuticsPharmaceutical IndustryPharmacoeconomicsPharmacoepidemiologyHealth EconomicsResearchPharmacovigilanceClinical pharmacologyOutcomes ResearchScientific WritingSPSSPublic HealthPharmaceutical ResearchMedical writingInfectious diseasesHealthcare ReimbursementData AnalysisAcademic WritingData MiningStatistical ModelingClinical PharmacyMarathonfrailtysedative loadPeer Reviews


  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Univerza v Ljubljani in 2001
  • in from Gimnazija Ledina in 1994

Area / Region

Ljubljana, Slovenia


Driving License
  • No