Dr Christina Prechtl works as Clinical Operations Manager and Dietitian at the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU) at Imperial College London.
She holds a Bachelor and Master Degree in Dietetics. She completed her PhD at Imperial College London where she investigated the effect of gut hormones on brain reward systems using functional MRI. She also holds a postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).
Since 2006, she has been involved in various research studies in the areas of obesity and diabetes. In her current role as Clinical Operations Manager she is involved in the delivery of the operational aspects of clinical trials and provides management expertise and input to support ICTU operational activities. She oversees and assists with establishing a range of clinical trials which will be devised, set up, carried out and analysed by the unit.
Dr Prechtl takes responsibility for the development of trials from the time of grant writing, the grant being awarded to the time of the Project Manager being recruited and has oversight of currently ongoing studies in terms of staffing, finance and project management. She provides advice on issues relating to ethical and regulatory applications, pharmacovigilance, drug supply and trial management and ensures trials are run in an efficient way conforming to their study protocols, SOPs and all applicable regulations.
She is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and she is a member of the British Dietetic Association and Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy.
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