Dawn Lobban

Global Lead, Patient Partnerships, Envision the Patient, Envision Pharma Group

Why Plain Language Summaries?

“Successful healthcare relies on input from many stakeholders, including patients. Therefore, it is imperative that medical research is widely accessible. Plain language summaries play an important role in ensuring that complex data and concepts are communicated effectively to all audiences, regardless of their scientific expertise.”


As Global Lead, Patient partnerships, Dawn Lobban heads up the Envision the Patient Team within the Envision Pharma Group. With a strong background in medical affairs, Dawn is particularly interested in optimal patient involvement in medicine development. Through active participation in key working groups, including ISMPP (International Society for Medical Publication Professionals) and PFMD (Patients Focused Medicine development), Dawn works hard to explore effective ways to ensure effective patient engagement. Her research and opinions are published in a number of abstracts and articles.