Executive Steering Group

Why is the steering group so important?

The group comprises senior industry leaders, officials from the Department of Health and key healthcare professionals.

This group of professionals provides a vital role in helping PharmaTimes to design the competition so that its content accurately reflects the latest business thinking and the environment in which clinical researchers are working.

By including clinical researchers’ customers on the judging panel we are able to ensure that the PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year competition both identifies those individuals and teams who understand the needs of the customer, and rewards the best clinical researchers in their field.

Who are the Executive Steering Group?

Carol Parish (Chair) Head of Clinical Operations Invex Therapeutics
Paul Quinn (Vice Chair) Consultant  
Gillian Waite Head of Clinical Research Bayer
Nigel Jones Head of Clinical and Regulatory (Europe) Ablative Solutions
Karen Barker Senior Vice President (Europe) Premier Research
Kim Clark Head of Clinical Operations Reckitt  Benckiser
Louise Rowe Program Lead Transcrip Partners
Alison McMorn VP, Clinical Development Amo Pharma
Marie Craig CRA Manager MSD
Juliette Kirk Director, Study Management Pfizer
Ann Hunter Functional Manager Roche Products
Jackie Powell Consultant  
Divya Chadha Manek Head of Business Development (Commercial) NIHR
Alison McGrory
Senior Director - Country Head UK & Ireland (Clinical Operations)
Donna Little Regional Lead Clinical FSP (Western Europe) Covance

Technical Committee

Grainne Burley Director of Clinical Operations Parexel
Andrew Barron SVP Site Start Up & Regulatory Syneos Health
Kylie Gyertson Head of Clinical Trials UCLH
Ian Hodson Vice President Clinical Development Syneos Health
Lauren Du Toit Director: Clinical Transformation, Clinical OperationsPPD
Caroline Stanton QA Director IQVIA
Diane Lewis 

Key dates

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