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Anne Francis


Clinical Trial Operational Lead – Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology

As Clinical Trial Operational Lead I am responsible for overseeing a growing portfolio of studies in experimental medicine and rheumatology (EMR) from inception to close out and archiving. I advise on and contribute to new research proposals, funding applications, and study protocols. Once studies are funded I oversee and support the work of the trial management team, providing advice on compliance with SOPs, relevant guidelines and regulations, with most studies running as part of the OCTRU portfolio.

I have over 14 years’ experience of working in clinical research. Prior to my current role I have managed a number of Investigator-led clinical trials in oncology and rheumatology.  These include both CTIMPs and non-CTIMPs, covering phase 1 to 3, protocol development to analysis and close-out. I have also worked as a Clinical Trial Monitor and in trial administration. 

My background and training is as a scientist, with a D.Phil in Plant Genetics from the University of Oxford and a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry & Genetics (Cert Ind) from the University of Leeds.

If you are designing a new research study within experimental medicine and rheumatology please get in touch to benefit from the input of the experienced research team with EMR and OCTRU.

ORCID 0000-0003-4618-774X

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