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Mrs Sarah Chopping

Project Manager


Sarah is the Project Manager for Fourier Legacy working with the group at ICTEM, Hammermsith, Imperial College London.

Ms Candida Coghlan

Clinical Trial Associate and Research Nurse

CandyCandy is a Registered Nurse with extensive research experience in both clinical trials and observational studies relating to the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. She has worked in both a clinical and study co-ordinating capacity at the International Centre for Circulatory Health at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She is also a Registered Nurse teacher briefing both healthcare professional and patients on the principles of medical research, the management and treatment of hypertension and on cardiovascular disease prevention. She is a member of the British & Irish Hypertension Society and The Royal College of Nursing.

Cheryl Costello

Section Administrator

cherylCheryl is a Section Administrator for National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI). Cheryl joined the Institute in 2010, after working in other Departments in the Royal Postgraduate Medical School.
Her role involves dealing with grant management, HR, accounting, finance, expenses, as well as providing support to grant applications for the researchers, clinicians and students within several Sections within Cardiovascular Sciences at the NHLI.

Ms Yvonne Green

Personal assistant

Yvonne greenYvonne Green is PA to Professor Peter Sever at the National Heart and lung Institute, Imperial College London and Clinical Trial Administrator for the FOURIER Legacy Programme. She has worked in academia since the 1980s when she first joined the St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, which was later to become the Imperial College School of Medicine and then, Imperial College London, as it is now. In addition to her PA role, she has worked on the ASCOT (Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Out comes Trial) clinical trial and more recently on the Fourier Trial. She has worked in various departments within Imperial College over the years and is looking forward to new challenges ahead.

Dr Judith Mackay

Honorary Research Fellow

MackayAfter her medical training at St Mary’s Hospital, Judy completed a PhD in Clinical Immunology and the Brompton Hospital. She interrupted her registrar training in general medicine at Hillingdon Hospital to spend five years in the Pharmaceutical industry, first in Clinical Pharmacology, designing Phase I programmes for new molecules, and later in Medical Affairs in a communications role.

Since 2004, she has been involved in clinical trials, first in the International Centre for Circulatory Health at St Mary’s Hospital and more recently within the commercial clinical trials sector, working with privately run site management organizations. Over the past five years she has been Principal Investigator of over 40 Phase II, III and IV trials over a wide range of therapeutic areas, including several cardiovascular outcome trials. In this role, she participated in numerous audits and several regulatory inspections, all with positive outcomes.

Of particular relevance to the FOURIER LEGACY programme, Judy was a Principal Investigator for FOURIER OUTCOMES at Synexus Thames Valley and was also Chief Investigator for a 10 year observational questionnaire follow up of 4000 ASCOT patients in the UK. She is currently involved in the ASCOT LEGACY programme, a follow up of  ASCOT subjects using electronic health records.

Professor Peter Sever

Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Peter SeverPeter is Head of the Clinical Trials and Epidemiology Section of the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. He is National Institute for Health Research, Senior Investigator, reappointed in 2014.

Professor Sever is a past President of the British Hypertension Society and the European Council for Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Research. In 2010, he was presented with the Astra-Zeneca Award from the International Society for Hypertension for his contribution to the clinical pharmacology and therapy of arterial hypertension. Peter is Joint Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System.

Professor Sever’s research interests include the pathophysiology of vascular disease, the evaluation of antihypertensive drug therapy and the impact of multiple risk factor intervention for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Miss Vanita Vij Narang

Fourier Project Manager (Maternity cover)


Vanita joins the Fourier Team having previously worked on Amgen clinical trial projects as a Clinical Trial Specialist. Vanita holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacology with Business.

Dr Andrew Whitehouse

Clinical Research Fellow

whitehouseBased at Imperial College Translational and Experimental Medicine Building on the Hammersmith campus, Andrew has been involved in different research projects since 1990, both as a doctor (investigator) and a research coordinator or organiser.

The trials he has been involved in include lipid lowering, blood pressure control and also two trials involving HIV treatment. Andrew works part-time and enjoys semi-retirement.