Louise Newton MSc

Executive Director of Clinical Outcome Assessments

Louise is an Executive Director of Clinical Outcome Assessments at Clinical Outcomes Solutions. She has over 10 years of consulting experience working in endpoint development and outcomes research for the pharmaceutical and health care industry.

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Louise is responsible for providing senior, strategic input on projects focused on the development, validation and implementation of Clinical Outcomes Assessments (COAs) including patient, observer and clinician-reported instruments as well as performance measures. She has been involved in measurement development and validation studies for over 10 years, and has experience in a wide variety of therapeutic areas with specific interests in pain, fatigue and women’s health issues. Louise leads the strategic development and validation of COA instruments (involving quantitative and qualitative research) on international studies and writes regulatory submission dossiers for those instruments; in addition she has developed measures for assessing side effects, treatment adherence, satisfaction and caregiver burden. She is also an experienced qualitative interviewer conducting patient and clinician interviews.

Prior to joining Clinical Outcome Solutions, Louise was a consultant for the Critical Path Institute’s PRO Consortium. Louise led the COA business at Abacus International for two years and was previously a Director at Adelphi Values (formally MAPI Values) where she worked for seven years in the Endpoint Development and Outcomes Assessment team. Louise has a First Class degree in Psychology from the University of Liverpool and an MSc (Dist.) in Social and Organisational Psychology from the University of Exeter.

Louise is an active member of ISPOR and ISOQOL including ISOQOL’s Industry Special Interest Group. She is currently co-chair of ISOQOL’s PROs in Clinical Practice Special Interest Group. Louise is an active reviewer for several industry-leading journals and has published research in peer reviewed journals, conference abstracts and presentations.


Louise can be reached at our Eurpean Office:

Unit 68, Basepoint, Shearway Road,
Shearway Business Park, Folkestone, Kent,
CT19 4RH

01303 661026


Mixed Methods Studies

Mixed methods research is the purposeful collection and analysis of
qualitative and quantitative data to explore a research question.

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