Sue qualified as a nurse in 1983 and spent her clinical years working in the acute specialities
of Intensive Care and Accident as Emergency. She began her clinical research career in
1996 working in a phase I Clinical Research Organisation, first as research nurse and then
as the screening unit manager. Since then she has held positions including that of study coordinator
for multi-site Canadian C-Spine study and being the original research governance
manager at a large teaching hospital in Nottingham implementing the first processes for study
monitoring and obtaining R&D approvals; from there she moved into the role of Manger for
the NIHR South East Midlands Diabetes Network where she worked with Professor Melanie
Davies and Professor Kamlesh Khunti for the first time in 2006 to set-up and establish the
SEM DRN which became one of best performing diabetes networks across the country.
Sue has been a member of the Senior Management team for the Leicester Diabetes
Centre since starting at the LDC in 2006. She is the Centres’ Director of Operations
and has a strategic, leadership and operational role, leading a team of research and
clinical delivery staff in addition to the operational management of the LDC. She
has a passion for developing quality processes, leadership and promoting innovation
and has expertise in research governance, site-up and ongoing trial management.
More recently Sue has taken on the additional role as Operations Director for the Leicester
Clinical Trials Unit (LCTU) leading the unit to achieve its full registration status in October
2013.The LCTU works with Investigators across multiple disease areas to prepare and
submit high quality grant applications, conduct and manage multi-site RCT’s and undertake
analysis and publication of results. Clinical Trials Units are seen as a national benchmark
for quality and receive national registration from the UK Clinical Research Collaboration,
with key funders looking for engagement with CTU’s in their grant applications.
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