BSc (Hons), PHD
Clinical Research Manager
I joined NDORMS in June 2018 as the Clinical Trial Manager for the HOPE-e study. This is a feasibility study looking at whether it is acceptable for women with painful hand osteoarthritis to take an estrogen-containing therapy. We want to test whether women who take this therapy, once daily for 6 months, have reduced hand pain compared to placebo.
Prior to joining NDORMS I was a clinical trials co-ordinator for the DeNDRoN team, part of the NIHR Clinical Research Network based at the John Radcliffe Hospital. During my time in this role, I facilitated the set-up and running of several commercial CTIMPs most of which were for patients with dementia.
Before moving into the field of clinical trials, I was a scientist working in lab-based research for over 10 years. I gained my BSc (Hons) from the University of Birmingham after which I moved to London and gained my PhD in Ocular Cell Biology from UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. The majority of my publications focus on the role of the complement system in age-related macular degeneration (AMD).