The finalists for the 2020 International Clinical Researcher of the Year competition are:

Clinical Research Associate (CRA):

Lauren Cassidy, PRA Health Sciences (embedded in MSD)

Louise Clarkson, PPD

Julie Coon, PAREXEL International GmbH

Evita Keller, Covance

Donatella Luciani, Covance

Oscar Sasso, Covance

Shannon Ward, PPD

Julia Isabella Werbach, PPD Germany GmbH & Co. KG

Andy Winchcombe, PRA Health Sciences

Aspiring Clinical Research Associate (ACRA):

Hilary Adam, PPD

Matthew Jeffery, PSI CRO

Natasha Mains, PPD

Paul McCafferty, PPD

Sebastian Platkowski, ICON

Erica Reggi, Covance

Sophie Spedding-Dutton, Covance

Michael Wall, PPD

In-House Clinical Research Associate:

Hollie Clark, Covance

Manuela Currao, PPD Italy

Danielle Gourlay, PPD

Megan McKeesick, PPD

Kirsten Porter, PPD

Calum Stevenson, PPD

Project Manager:

Hardik Badani, PRA Health Sciences

Ekaterina Balakina, PPD

Katarzyna Draga, AES, Syneos Health

Valérie Duquet, PRA Health Sciences

Giles Harding, PRA Health Sciences

Catrin Jones, Covance

Lucy Knight, PSI

Yashpalsinh Raj, Parexel International

Deanna Watson, Covance Pty Ltd

Team Leader:

Sebastiano Cristiani, Adaptimmune

Mohammed Iqbal Basha, Syneos Health

Tomasz Kaplon, Pharmaceutical Research Associates

Kereen McDairmant, PPD

Claire Queen, PPD

Estelle Siebenborn, Parexel International GmbH

Clinical Trial Administrator (CTA):

Abeera Amjad, PRA Health Sciences

Gemma Cowley, Covance (outsourced to Sanofi)

Aleksandra Goździk, PPD Poland Sp. Z o.o.

Dorcas Leow, Medpace

Scott McIntyre, PPD

Nurul Sudirman, PRA Health Sciences

Irene Trench Vidale, PRA Health Sciences

Clinical Research Team:

NERDS (stands for Neuro Excellence Research Driven Scientists), Covance

It's Feasible, Parexel

The Millennials, Parexel

Be Audit You Can Be, PPD

INSSPIRED, PRA Health Sciences

The Painkillers, PRA Health Sciences

The Romanesque Team, PRA Health Sciences

ENIGMA, Syneos Health

Virtualosity, Theradex Oncology

Site Team:

Oncology Clinical Trial Team, Guy’s Hospital

Pharma Fanatics, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

The Haem Dream, University College London Hospitals, NHS Trust Foundation

Start Up - Individual:

Magdalena Kozareva, PPD Germany GmbH & Co. KG

Carolina De La Portilla, PPD Germany

Jessica Ki, PRA Health Sciences

Irina Metelitsa, PPD Development (Smolensk)

Michelle Wilkinson, Covance

Gina Williamson Ramirez, Syneos Health

Start Up - Team:

Team Momentum, Parexel International

The Trial Titans., PRA Health Sciences

Submit & Shine Club, Premier Research

No PreSSUre, Syneos Health

The Inseperables, Syneos Health

The Metric Whisperers, Syneos Health


Key dates

Entry Opens
Entry Closes
Singles Finals Day
Team Finals Day
Awards Event
Clinical Researcher of the Year - The Americas