Imperial College London

Dr Francine Heatley

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Clinical Trials Manager



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Dr Francine Heatley is a Trial Manager in the Section of Vascular Surgery (Surgery and Cancer) within the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College.

Francine is a Biology graduate from the University of Nottingham with 20 years experience of conducting clinical research in therapeutic areas such as vascular surgery, cardiovascular  and oncology . She spent 3 years working for an academic research organisation in Canada and is familiar in both Health Canada and FDA clinical trial regulations. 

At Imperial, she currently manages the NIHR funded VEIN platform development study. Previously, she has managed the NIHR DM-PAD study investigating the best diagnostic test for the detection of peripheral arterial disease in patients with diabetes, the JP Moulton funded DAVE (Decellularised Dermis Allograft for the Treatment of Chronic Venous Leg Ulceration) Trial and the NIHR 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. The study results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine: 

Francine completed her PhD in Leg Ulcer outcomes at Imperial College London in June 2021.



Onida S, Heatley F, Peerbux S, et al., 2021, Study protocol for a multicentre, randomised controlled trial to compare the use of the decellularised dermis allograft in addition to standard care versus standard care alone for the treatment of venous leg ulceration: DAVE trial, Bmj Open, Vol:11, ISSN:2044-6055

Salim S, Heatley F, Bolton L, et al., 2021, The management of venous leg ulceration post the EVRA (early venous reflux ablation) ulcer trial: Management of venous ulceration post EVRA, Phlebology, Vol:36, ISSN:0268-3555, Pages:203-208

Heatley F, Saghdaoui LB, Salim S, et al., 2020, Primary care survey of venous leg ulceration management and referral pre-EVRA trial., Br J Community Nurs, Vol:25, ISSN:1462-4753, Pages:S6-S10

Heatley F, Onida S, Davies AH, 2020, The global management of leg ulceration: Pre early venous reflux ablation trial, Phlebology, Vol:35, ISSN:0268-3555, Pages:576-582

Gohel M, Mora J, Szigeti M, et al., 2020, Long-term clinical and cost-effectiveness of early endovenous ablation in venous ulceration (The EVRA randomized clinical trial), Jama: Journal of the American Medical Association, ISSN:0098-7484

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