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 (PA to Neil Poulter)


Commercial Operations

Head of Section

  • Professor Neil Poulter (Acting Head of Commercial)

Commercial Team

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



Head of Section
Data Manager
  • Vivienne Okona-Mensah (Senior Data Manager)
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 (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Aisha Anjum (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Ambreen Ashraf (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Philip Badman (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Karolina Bogdanowicz (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Laura Burgess (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Aaron Clarke (Clinical Trials Administrator)
  • Nicki Doyle (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Medicine)
  • Paul Greliak (0.5FTE Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Mariam Habib (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Francine Heatley (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Milaana Jacob (Clinical Trial Monitor)
  • Virginie Lambertucci (Clinical Trial and Data Administrator, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Rebecca Lawton (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Myril Mariveles (Research Nurse/Trial Manager, National Heart & Lung Institute)
  • Cristina Morrell (Clinical Trials Administrator)
  • Robert Niesiolowski (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Medicine)
  • Christine O'Farrelly (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Medicine)
  • Christina Prechtl (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Thiagarajah Sasikaran (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Elisa Voros (Clinical 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)
  • Matyas Szigeti (Statistician)
  • Joana Vasconcelos (Statistician, Research Fellow)
  • Rachel Phillips (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)