Institute Senior Management Team

Professor Sarah Brown is Director of the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research and Director of the CRUK Clinical Trials Unit at Leeds.

Professor Sarah R Brown - Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials ResearchShe is Professor of Cancer Clinical Trials Methodology, the Director of Early Phase Trials in Cancer Division and and co-director of the Myeloma UK Concept and Access Research Programme. 

Prof Brown specialises in phase I and II trials methodology in oncology, with particular focus in myeloma and radiotherapy. She has a broad range of experience with various funding bodies including charity, government and industry partnerships.

She sits on a number of external committees including as a member of the CRUK Clinical Research Committee, Blood Cancer UK Clinical Trials Review Committee, past co-chair of NCRI CTRad workstream 2 (early phase), and is a faculty member for the international Methods in Clinical Cancer Research workshop

As the Institute senior management team, we are designing and delivering innovative clinical trials across a broad range of diseases and treatment types to meet the challenges of rapidly changing healthcare needs.


  • Amanda Farrin - Director of Complex Interventions Division
  • Anna Hockaday - Operations Director
  • David Cairns - Director of Late Phase Cancer Division
  • Deb Stocken - Director of Surgical Interventions, Diagnostics and Devices Division
  • Geraldine Murden - Operations Director
  • Nathan Ferriday - Head of Clinical Trials IT
  • Rebecca Walwyn - Director of Methodology Division
  • Tom St. David-Smith - Operations Director