ICTU is divided into sections, with oversight from the Senior Management team.

Please expand below for further details.

Senior Management

Senior Management team

The Senior Management team consists of the Co-Directors, Heads of Sections and other key senior ICTU staff. 


Departmental Administration

The departmental administration team works across the UKCRC Clinical Trials Unit, as well as the wider department.

  • Lauren Noto (Departmental Manager)
  • Nicola Carter (PA to Deborah Ashby/ Administrator)
  • Richard Kells (Administrator)
  • Angela Knight (Administrator)
  • Rani Rayat (Temporary PA to Neil Poulter)


Commercial Operations

Head of Section

  • Professor Neil Poulter (Acting Head of Commercial)

Commercial Team

  • Gaia Kiru (Commercial Operations Manager)
  • Sarah van der Wal (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Jennifer Murphy (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Janis Best-Lane (Clinical Trial Monitor)
  • Keith Boland (Clinical Trial Monitor)
  • Johanna Sukumar (Clinical Trial Monitor)
  • Felicia Frost (Clinical Trial Administrator)
  • Rosemary Keshinro (Clinical Trial Administrator)
  • Andreas Chronopoulos (Clinical Trial Monitor - Agency)
  • Charlene Turpin (Contracts and Finance Administrator - Agency)



Head of Section
Validation and Test Team
  • Margaret Osinowo (Validation and Test Team Lead)
  • James Walker (Senior Validation/ eCRF Tester)
  • Dinesh Sivakumar (eCRF Test Analyst)
  • Adina Ion (eCRF Test Analyst)
  • Varsha Sonigra Patel (Senior Validation / eCRF Tester)
Production Support Team
  • Nayan Das (Production Support Team Lead)
  • Kayode Disu (Senior Production Support Analyst)
  • Ayse Depsen (InForm Trainer and Production Support Analyst)
Development Team
  • Abinithya Udayakumaran (Development Team Leader)
  • Smita Das (eCRF Designer and Developer)
  • Nikki O'Sullivan (eCRF Designer and Developer)

You can find further information about the InForm team on their webpage.



Head of Section

Operations managers

Operational trial staff

The majority of ICTU staff are employed within the School of Public Health. However, some staff are employed through the departments where the main trial teams they work with are based; these instances are noted below.

  • Farah Al-Beidh (Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Aisha Anjum (Trial Manager)
  • Ambreen Ashraf (REI-EXCISE Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Philip Badman (Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Laura Burgess (NESIC Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Aaron Clarke (Clinical Trials Administrator)
  • Tessa Dibble (Trial Coordinator, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Nicki Doyle (Trial Manager, Department of Medicine)
  • Paul Greliak (0.5FTE POPPY Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Mariam Habib (Trial Manager)
  • Francine Heatley (Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Milaana Jacob (Trial Monitor)
  • Virginie Lambertucci (Trial and Data Administrator, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Rebecca Lawton (Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Myril Mariveles (Research Nurse/Trial Manager, National Heart & Lung Institute)
  • Cristina Morrell (Clinical Trials Administrator)
  • Robert Niesiolowski (Trial Manager, Department of Medicine)
  • Christine O'Farrelly (Trial Manager, Department of Medicine)
  • Christina Prechtl (Trial Manager)
  • Thiagarajah Sasikaran (Trial Manager)
  • Elisa Voros (Trial Manager)
  • Frances Wood (Research Nurse, National Heart & Lung Institute)
  • Lee Webber (Trial Coordinator, Department of Surgery & Cancer)

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance



Heads of Section

ICTU Clinical Trial Statistics Team

  • Emanuela Falaschetti (Statistician, Research Fellow)
  • Francesca Fiorentino (Statistician, Research Fellow, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Nicholas Johnson (Research Assistant)
  • Xinxue Liu (Statistician, Research Fellow)
  • Suzie Cro (Statistician, Research Fellow)
  • Calum Hayes (NIHR Training Fellow in Statistical Methodology)
  • Shalini Santhakumaran (Statistician - Maternity Leave)
  • Matyas Szigeti (Statistician)
  • Joana Vasconcelos (Statistician, Research Fellow)
  • Hanaya Raad (Statistician, Research Assistant)
  • Ed Waddingham (PhD Student)

Statistical Advisory Service

External to the UKCRC Clinical Trials Unit, but part of the wider ICTU department.

  • Joseph Eliahoo (Statistical Consultant)
  • Fabiana Gordon (Senior Statistical Consultant)
  • Richard Kells (SAS Administrator)