Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Clinical Trials Manager



+44 (0)20 3311 7371f.heatley Website




3E4East WingCharing Cross Campus





Francine Heatley is a Trial Manager at the UKCRC registered Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU) in the School of Public Health within the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College.

Francine is a Biology graduate from the University of Nottingham and has over 10 years experience of conducting clinical research in therapeutic areas such as vascular surgery, cardiovascular  and oncology . She spend 3 years working for an academic research organisation in Canada and is familiar in both Health Canada and FDA clinical trial regulations. 

At ICTU she manages the EVRA (Early Venous Reflux Ablation) ulcer trial: A randomised clinical trial to compare early versus delayed endovenous treatment of superficial venous reflux in patients with chronic venous ulceration.



Gohel MS, Heatley F, Liu X, et al., 2019, Early versus deferred endovenous ablation of superficial venous reflux in patients with venous ulceration: the EVRA RCT, Health Technology Assessment, Vol:23, ISSN:1366-5278, Pages:1-+

Lawton R, Babber A, Braithwaite B, et al., 2019, A multicenter randomized controlled study to evaluate whether neuromuscular electrical stimulation improves the absolute walking distance in patients with intermittent claudication compared with best available treatment, Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vol:69, ISSN:0741-5214, Pages:1567-1573

Epstein DM, Gohel MS, Heatley F, et al., 2019, Cost-effectiveness analysis of a randomized clinical trial of early versus deferred endovenous ablation of superficial venous reflux in patients with venous ulceration, British Journal of Surgery, Vol:106, ISSN:0007-1323, Pages:555-562

Epstein D, Gohel MS, Heatley FM, et al., 2018, Cost-effectiveness of treatments for superficial venous refluxin patients with chronic venous ulceration., Bjs Open, Vol:2, ISSN:2474-9842, Pages:203-212

Gohel MS, Heatley FM, Epstein D, et al., 2018, A randomized trial of early endovenous ablation in venous ulceration, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol:378, ISSN:0028-4793, Pages:2105-2114

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