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)
  • Margarita Durkina (Clinical Trial Monitor)
  • Rosemary Keshinro (Clinical Trial Monitor)
  • Claire Brennan (Clinical Trial Monitor/ Administrator)
  • Jess Smith (Clinical Trial Administrator)
  • Felicia Frost (Clinical Trial Administrator)



Head of Section
Data Manager
  • Vivienne Okona-Mensah (Senior Data Manager)
Validation and Test Team
  • Vacancy (Validation and Test Team Lead)
  • Dinesh Sivakumar (eCRF Test Analyst)
  • Adina Ion (eCRF Test Analyst)
  • Tolulope Sokunle (eCRF Test Analyst)
  • Vacancy (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)
  • Nikki O'Sullivan (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 - Maternity Leave)
  • Dr Ana Boshoff (Operations Manager - Maternity Cover)
  • Dr Hilda Tsang (Operations Manager)
  • Ms Hema Collappen (Operations Manager - Maternity Cover)
  • 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)

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, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Karolina Bogdanowicz (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Paula Burak (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Laura Burgess (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Aaron Clarke (Clinical Trials Administrator)
  • Justyna Czyzewska-Khan (Clinical Trials Monitor)
  • Marta Gielniewska (0.8FTE Clinical Trial Monitor)
  • Paul Greliak (Clinical Trial Monitor, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Mariam Habib (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Francine Heatley (Project Manager, Maternity Leave, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Milaana Jacob (Clinical Trial Manager/ Monitor)
  • Puja Jadav (Clinical Trial Monitor)
  • Rebecca Lawton (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Myril Mariveles (Research Nurse/Trial Manager, National Heart & Lung Institute)
  • Marie Miller (PPI Coordinator)
  • Jocelyn Mora (Project Manager, Maternity Cover, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Cristina Morrell (Clinical Trials Administrator)
  • Amalia Ndoutoumou (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Medicine)
  • Christina Prechtl (Clinical Trial Manager)
  • Jess Smith (Research Associate/ Trial Manager, Department of Medicine)
  • Johanna Sukumar (Clinical Trial Manager, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • Marta Szajna (Clinical Trial and Data Administrator, Department of Surgery & Cancer)
  • 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

  • Anca Chis Ster (NIHR Training Methods Fellow)
  • Suzie Cro (Statistician, Research Fellow)
  • 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)
  • Shalini Santhakumaran (Statistician)
  • Matyas Szigeti (Statistician)
  • Ed Waddingham (PhD Student)
  • Joana Vasconcelos (Statistician, Research Fellow - Maternity Leave)

Statistical Advisory Service

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

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