The Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit employs around 90 staff, across a range of disciplines. Although staff are organised by teams, staff frequently work with people within other teams in the Unit, representing the multidisciplinary nature of clinical trials. To find out more about the roles and responsibilities of each team, and the individual members of staff who are based in those teams, see below: 

 
 

 

Academic

Academic staff are responsible for designing and conducting high quality, impactful research studies, with some teaching and student supervision responsibilities. Many of our academic staff also sit within other teams within NCTU.

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Lucy Bradshaw

Senior Medical Statistician

Jane Daniels

Jane Daniels

Deputy Director / Professor of Clinical Trials

Linda Fiaschi

Linda Fiaschi

Senior Research Fellow

Liz Hartshorne

Liz Hartshorne

Senior Trial Manager

Rebecca Haydock

Rebecca Haydock

Senior Trial Manager

 

 

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Trish Hepburn

Senior Medical Statistician

Marilyn James

Marilyn James

Professor of Health Economics

Hugh Jarrett

Hugh Jarrett

Senior Trial Manager

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Ed Juszczak

Professor of Clinical Trials and Statistics in Medicine

Garry Meakin

Garry Meakin

Senior Trial Manager

 

 

Eleanor Mitchell

Eleanor Mitchell

Associate Professor of Clinical Trials

Alan Montgomery

Alan Montgomery

Director / Professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials

Reuben Ogollah

Reuben Ogollah

Associate Professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials

Chris Partlett

Chris Partlett

Assistant Professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials

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Cally Rick

Associate Professor of Clinical Trials

 

 

Shabina Sadiq

Shabina Sadiq

Senior Trial Manager

Kirsty Sprange

Kirsty Sprange

Assistant Professor of Clinical Trials

 

 

 


Data Management

The Data team are responsible for all aspects of data management throughout the life span of a trial. Our primary goal is to deliver good quality, robust data for statistical analysis. To achieve this, our highly experienced team work alongside our programmers to design and build data collection systems that enable us to receive, track and clean data from a variety of sources. We are an integral part of the multidisciplinary team needed to produce high quality research.

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Arfan Ali

Data Coordinator

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Tobey Allport

Data Coordinator

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Lisa Evans

Data Manager

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Hollie Harvey

Data Coordinator

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Natasha Johnson

Data Administrator

 

 

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Sara May

Data Administrator

Omphemetse Motswagole

Omphemetse Motswagole

Data Coordinator

Richard Swinden

Richard Swinden

Data Manager

Stella Tarr

Stella Tarr

Senior Data Manager

 

 


Health Economics

The University of Nottingham’s Health Economics group is based in the NCTU. The team primarily undertakes within-trial economic evaluations both internally within the NCTU and externally with trial units across the country. The group also undertakes a variety of research outside the trial setting, including literature reviews, decision analytic modelling, policy evaluations and the analysis of routine data sources. We have expertise in a broad range of health economic methodologies and engage with policy makers at local and national levels. We lead a portfolio of research collaborating with other teams in the school of medicine, industry, the NHS and external universities.

Ed Cox

Ed Cox

Senior Health Economist

Marilyn James

Marilyn James

Professor of Health Economics

Matthew Keene

Matthew Keane

Health Economist

Cristina Roadevin

Cristina Roadevin

Health Economist

 

 


PhD students

Cydney Bruce

Cydney Bruce

PhD Student / Medical Statistician

Antony Ndungu

Antony Ndungu

PhD student

 

 


Programming

The NCTU programming team build and document database applications to support clinical trial data collection and management.  In close collaboration with the data management team who specialise in Case Report Form (CRF) builds, the programming team create and manage validated Clinical Trial Management Applications (CTMAs) using PHP, MySQL, SQL Server, JavaScript, ASP, MS Access, REDCap and MACRO. 

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Shelby Castle

Database Systems Developer

Nina Clayton

Nina Clayton

Database Systems Developer

Richard Dooley

Richard Dooley

Database Systems Developer

Nickolas Hilken

Nick Hilken

Senior Systems Manager

Chien May

Chien May

Database Systems Developer

 

 

Chris Rumsey

Chris Rumsey

Database Systems Developer

Nicholas Russell

Nicholas Russell

Database Systems Developer

 

 


Quality Assurance

The Quality Assurance team work closely with all trial teams to ensure NCTU trials are safe in their conduct and produce high quality data. They are responsible for managing and maintaining a robust quality management system, which includes the review and revision of standard operating procedures (SOPs), delivery of training, auditing systems and trials, implementing and tracking corrective and preventative action plans, and overseeing breaches of the protocol and good clinical practice. The QA team contribute to the design of risk adapted processes within a trial, assisting in the development of documents such as the risk assessment and monitoring plan. The QA team are also the point of contact for advice around compliance issues and troubleshooting, ensuring deviations and non-compliance issues are logged and tracked centrally. 

Melanie Boulter

Melanie Boulter

Senior Quality Assurance Manager

Lynsey Burns

Lynsey Burns

Quality Assurance Manager

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Lindsey Hanagan

Quality Assurance Manager

Hayley McKevitt

Hayley McKevitt

Quality Assurance Manager

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Aisha Shafayat

Research Facilitation Manager

 

 


Research

NCTU employs Research Fellows and Research Coordinatiors, who are responsible for conducting impactful research studies. Some of our researchers are involved in leading methodological studies, which aim to improve the way in which trials are designed and run.

Linda Fiaschi

Linda Fiaschi

Senior Research Fellow

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Sophie Hall

Research Fellow

Shellie Radford

Shellie Radford

Senior Research Fellow

 

 


Statistics

NCTU statistics team work with clinical and trial management colleagues to ensure a good research question and robust trial design, minimising as much bias as possible.  They calculate the sample size required for the trial, and prespecify the analyses planned.  Statisticians lead on the development of the Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP), dummy tables, blind review and data analyses, and work with the trial team to contribute to the protocol and the many associated trial documents and systems including the Case Report Forms (CRFs), monitoring plan and risk assessment.  Throughout the trial, they contribute to data monitoring and oversight committee reports.  At the end of each trial, they analyse the data and contribute to the interpretation, reporting and dissemination of results.  In addition they teach on the NCTU short course program, undertake methodological research and supervise post-graduate students.  They may also act as statistical experts on external oversight committees, funding committees and as peer reviewers for journals.

Toyin Bello

Toyin Bello

Medical Statistician

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Lucy Bradshaw

Senior Medical Statistician

Cydney Bruce

Cydney Bruce

Medical Statistician

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Trish Hepburn

Senior Medical Statistician

Grace Holt

Grace Holt

Medical Statistician

 

 

Mandy Jiang

Mandy Jiang

Medical Statistician

Ed Juszczak

Ed Juszczak

Professor of Clinical Trials and Statistics in Medicine

Jak Laight

Jak Laight

Medical Statistician

Reuben Ogollah

Reuben Ogollah

Associate Professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials

Chris Partlett

Chris Partlett

Assistant Professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials

 

 

Yuanfei Su

Yuanfei Su

Medical Statistician

 

 

 


Trial Management

The Trial Management (TM) team is comprised of Senior Trial Managers, Trial Managers, Trial Coordinators and Trial Administrators. They are the first point of contact for participating organisations delivering the trial on the ground and are responsible for the day-to-day management of our trials. The TM team are experts in project management and have detailed knowledge of ICH-GCP and ethical and regulatory guidelines. They are involved across the entire life-cycle of a trial, from design and set-up through to close-out, analysis and results dissemination. The key responsibility of the TM team is to monitor and report on the progress of the trial and to work in collaboration with the Chief Investigator, Sponsor and other experts within the CTU to ensure that the protocol is adhered to and that the trial is delivered to time and target. 

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Katie Berry

Trial Coordinator

Megan Birchenall

Megan Birchenall

Research Coordinator

Katherine Bowker

Katharine Bowker

Clinical Trial Manager

Joanne Brooks

Joanne Brooks

Clinical Trial Manager

Beverley Brown

Beverley Brown

Clinical Trial Manager

 

 

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Tracey Coyle

Trial Administrator

Wendy Daunt

Wendy Daunt

Clinical Trial Manager

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Joanne Del Buono

Research Technician

Chloe Dyche

Chloe Dyche

Trial Coordinator

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Bethany Gill

Clinical Trial Manager

 

 

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Tina Griffin

Clinical Trial Manager

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Sophie Hall

Research Fellow

Eleanor Harrison

Eleanor Harrison

Clinical Trial Manager

Samantha Harrison

Samantha Harrison

Clinical Trial Manager

Liz Hartshorne

Liz Hartshorne

Senior Trial Manager

 

 

Rebecca Haydock

Rebecca Haydock

Senior Trial Manager

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Rebecca Holford-Clark

Trial Coordinator

Lixiao Huang

Lixiao Huang

Trial Coordinator

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Juliet Jackson

Trial Coordinator

Hugh Jarrett

Hugh Jarrett

Senior Trial Manager

 

 

Libby Liang

Libby Laing

Clinical Trial Manager

Mickey Lewis

Mickey Lewis

Clinical Trial Manager

Sarah McClure

Sarah McClure

Clinical Trial Manager

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Emily McGann

Clinical Trial Manager

Garry Meakin

Garry Meakin

Senior Trial Manager

 

 

Damini Mistry

Damini Mistry

Clinical Trial Manager

Sebastian Moody

Sebastian Moody

Trial Coordinator

Louise Nicholson-Scott

Louise Nicholson-Scott

Clinical Trial Manager

Hadia Noor

Hadia Noor

Trial Coordinator

Imogen Parker

Imogen Parker

Clinical Trial Manager

 

 

Megan Peacock

Megan Peacock

Trial Administrator

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Adam Pedley

Clinical Trial Manager

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Neha Rasheed

Trial Coordinator

Shabina Sadiq

Shabina Sadiq

Senior Trial Manager

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Jay Seale

Trial Administrator

 

 

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Susanne Spas

Trial Coordinator

Michaela Steytler

Michaela Steytler

Trial Coordinator

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Ian Taylor

Trial Administrator

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Leila Thuma

Trial Coordinator

Rebecca Ward

Rebecca Ward

Trial Coordinator

 

 

Jennifer White

Jennifer White

Clinical Trial Manager

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Laura Wyatt

Clinical Trial Manager

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Yuhuang Xi

Trial Coordinator

 

 

 


Unit Management

The Unit Management team comprises of the Senior Unit Manager, Unit Manager, Research Coordinators, Executive Assistant and Unit Administrator. We have four core areas: Strategy and policy governance, financial management, operational management and HR management. 
The team oversees and coordinates the general running of the Unit. We work with, advise, guide and support the Unit Director, Unit committees, team leads and all staff. Collaborating with colleagues to build grant application costings and ensures robust financial management of all budgets. We also coordinates the Unit’s short course and seminar programmes and supporting and develops processes and systems to add value to NCTU’s work. 

Joanne Bartram

Jo Bartram

Senior Unit Manager

Megan Birchenall

Megan Birchenall

Research Coordinator

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Emma Campbell

UK Trial Managers Network (UKTMN) Manager (Maternity Cover)

Faye Martin

Faye Martin

Research Coordinator

Merradith Mitchell

Merradith Mitchell

Unit Administrator

 

 

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Angela Summerfield

Unit Manager

Natalie Wakefield

Natalie Wakefield

UK Trial Managers Network (UKTMN) Manager

Bryony Weathers

Bryony Weathers

UK Trial Managers Network (UKTMN) Administrator

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Lynn Widdowson

Executive Assistant

 

 


 

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