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)
  • Angela Knight (Administrator)
  • Rani Rayat (PA to Neil Poulter)
  • Krupa Shukla (SAS Administrator)


Commercial Operations

Head of Section

  • Professor Kosh Ray (Head of Commercial Operations)

Commercial Team

  • Gaia Kiru (Commercial Operations Manager)
  • Jennifer Murphy (Deputy Commercial Operations Manager)
  • Claire Brennan (Clinical Trial Monitor/ Administrator)
  • Felicia Frost (Clinical Trial Administrator - Maternity Leave)



Head of Section
Data Manager
  • Vivienne Okona-Mensah (Senior Data Manager)
Validation and Test Team
  • Francesco Lala (Validation and Test Team Lead)
  • Dinesh Sivakumar (eCRF Test Analyst)
  • Adina Ion (eCRF Test Analyst)
  • Tolulope Sokunle (eCRF Test Analyst)
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 Lead)
  • Smita Das (eCRF Designer and Developer)
  • Dominic Gardner (eCRF Designer and Developer)

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



Head of Section

Operations managers

  • Dr Claire Smith (Operations & Business Development Manager)
  • Dr Daphne Babalis (Operations Manager)
  • Mrs Mary Cross (Operations Manager)
  • Dr Ana Boshoff (Operations Manager)
  • Mrs Natalia Klimowska-Nassar (Operations Manager, ICTU-Surgery)
  • Philip Badman (CRUK Centre Clinical Trials Operations Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Thiagarajah Sasikaran (Deputy Operations Manager, ICTU-Surgery)
  • Lee Webber (Deputy CRUK Centre Clinical Trials Operations Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)

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.

  • Aisha Anjum (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Ambreen Ashraf (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Laura Burgess (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer - maternity leave)
  • Aaron Clarke (Clinical Trials Monitor, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Justyna Czyzewska-Khan (Clinical Trials Manager/ Monitor)
  • Margarita Durkina (Clinical Trial Manager/ Monitor)
  • Marta Gielniewska (0.8FTE Clinical Trial Monitor)
  • Mariam Habib (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Milaana Jacob (Clinical Trial Manager/ Monitor)
  • Puja Jadav (Clinical Trial Monitor)
  • Rosemary Keshinro (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Myril Mariveles (Research Nurse/Trial Manager, National Heart & Lung Institute)
  • Jodi Meyerowitz (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Marie Miller (PPI Coordinator)
  • Cristina Morrell (Clinical Trials Administrator)
  • Anna Nikopoulou (Trial Coordinator, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Kasia Smigielska (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer - maternity cover)
  • Jess Smith (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Sasha Smith (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer - maternity cover)
  • Johanna Sukumar (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer - maternity leave)
  • Marta Szajna (Clinical Trial and Data Administrator, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Frances Wood (Research Nurse, National Heart & Lung Institute)
  • Iwona Zaczyk (Clinical Trial Manager)

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance



Heads of Section

ICTU Clinical Trial Statistics Team

  • Anca Chis Ster (NIHR Training Methods Fellow)
  • Suzie Cro (Statistician, Research Fellow)
  • Jack Elkes (Statistician)
  • Emily Day (Statistician)
  • Emanuela Falaschetti (Statistician, Research Fellow)
  • Francesca Fiorentino (Statistician, Research Fellow, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Nicholas Johnson (Statistician, Research Assistant)
  • Consuelo Nohpal de la Rosa (Statistician)
  • Rachel Phillips (Statistician, Research Fellow)
  • Matyas Szigeti (Statistician)
  • Joana Vasconcelos (Statistician, Research Fellow)

Statistical Advisory Service

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

  • Joseph Eliahoo (Statistical Consultant)
  • Krupa Shukla (SAS Administrator)