Karen

Profile

My current role is Programme Manager for the UK CRC Clinical Trials Unit Network. The Network operates to improve the quality of clinical trial research across the UK through sharing and developing best practice, and promoting and streghtening the voice of Clinical Trial Units. I oversee and manage the strategic and operational work of the Network from arranging Group meetings, conferences and seminars, supporting the development of the strategy and work-programmes , overseeing the Registration review process and managing the finances and policy function of the Network.

I have extensive Stakeholder management, project management and Policy experience through working for over a decade in Local Government Policy and partnerships teams. I have managed a range of public sector teams, partnerships and have been responsible for developing and implementing long-terms strategies, work-programmes and projects across a range of public sector fields.

I have qualifications in public sector management (MSc Public Administration, University of Birmingham) as well as a strong science research background through my BSc in Biotechnology (National University of Ireland, Galway) and PhD in Biology at the University of London (UCL/Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, Lincoln's Inn Fields laboratories). My PhD thesis focussed on the function of the Yeast Dam1 family of proteins in kinetochore function during mitosis.

 

Responsibilities

  • UK CRC CTU Network Programme Manager

Qualifications

  • PhD Biology
  • MSc Public Administration
  • BSc Biotechnology

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research