BSc (Hons) ; FIoB; PhD
OCTRU Operations Director
As a scientist by training I have had an interest in healthcare research since 1998 and trials since 2001. I undertook an undergraduate BSc Hons degree in Applied and Human Biology, and then a PhD in Pharmacology. I was then selected to be part of the first cohort of fellows in the Midlands MEDICI programme that taught entrepreneurship, commercialisation and business administration. I then combined all of these experiences to manage the first clinical trial of a one of the University of Oxford Spin Out Companies. This then led onto me being part of many trial teams, grant applications and feasibility studies.
To date, I have trial managed CTIMP (drug) trials and complex intervention trials in general medicine, intensive care, paediatrics and most recently in obstetrics. I directed the INFANT study, a multi-centre randomised controlled trial which recruited over 46,000 pregnant women in the second most expensive study (at the time) ever funded by the NIHR HTA programme.
I have been active in trial management for over a decade and have in the past contributed to the UK Trial Managers Network Trial Management Guide.
As the Operations Director of the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) I oversee all collaborations and take an active role in senior project management of many of our trials.
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