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Having finished my postgraduate research at University College Dublin, I found my first job in the Pharmaceutical Industry, working as a Clinical Data Associate with Quintiles. The first contact I had with a real patient's CRF, in a cancer trial, and I was hooked. Moving to the Netherlands with my partner, 2 years later, I started work in a Central Laboratory CRL Medinet (now known as Eurofins) which was an education in problem solving and dealing with clients. I then found a long term home in Astellas (formerly Yamanouchi) and worked there as a Data Manager, then Study Manager. All of the earlier positions with Astellas allowed to develop my people management skills and lead to my current position of Line Manager in Clinical Trial Support. Moving forward I am looking for new challenges with a preference for People Management in Clinical Science where I can use my communication skills and varied experience in the Pharma industry. Profile: Excellent Line Manager with good communication, presentation, mentoring and coaching skills. The level of service and customer focus in my team has been complimented by many in the department. I relish a challenge and seek new opportunities to add to my knowledge and experience, which I enjoy sharing with others. My experience in various positions has lead to an eye for detail, a passion for quality and a strong ethical drive.


Current Experience

  • Associate Director, Clinical Trial Support
    Since October 2011
    Functional Manager Managing 13 Clinical Trial Associates including Country & Site Start Up Leads and 1-3 Adminstrative Assistants. Responsibilities include: Resourcing, study assignments, interviewing, on-boarding, coaching and problem solving. Recent activities: SOP review, writing new job family including job descriptions

Past Experience

  • Senior Clinical Study Manager
    September 2010 --- October 2011
    Managing Clinical Trials Phase II and III Therapeutic areas: Urology, oncology, Pain Successfully lead phase II dose finding study recruiting 1700 subjects 2 months ahead of an ambitions schedule. Managed from start up, 2 outsourced Oncology studies with a transatlantic study team.

  • Clinical Research Manager
    September 2005 --- September 2010
    Managed a phase III/IV study with minimum supervision, recruitment completed on time despite a late start outwith my control. Initiated, organized and chaired Monthly Therapeutic Area meetings.

  • Senior Data Manager
    October 2000 --- August 2005
    (company formerly known as Yamanouchi) Managed a project, consisting of 3 phase III registration studies, 2 in house and one outsourced. 2 of these studies were the largest in house studies to date. Then successfully managed two large (1000+ subjects) phase III/IV outsourced studies. Acted as back up for Section Head Data Management for planning and resource allocation. Presented at DIA congress.

  • Senior Study Coordinator
    January 1997 --- January 2000
    Central Laboratory for Clinical Trial work Also known as Analytico Medinet, now Eurofins. Managed multiple clinical trials according to clinical protocol. Wrote study documents, managed kit production and shipping, presented to Investigator and Monitor meetings. As team leader supervised and coached 3 junior colleagues. Acted as project manager for largest client.

  • Clinical Data Manager (DM)
    January 1995 --- January 1997
    CRO serving the Pharmaceutical Industry. Dublin.


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityApproachabilityAttention to detailCollaborationCoordinationCreative thinkingEfficiencyIndependenceProblem solvingResponsibilityResult OrientedService oriented


Self Assessment :
Budget ManagementClinical Data ManagementClinical DevelopmentClinical operationsClinical researchClinical trial budgetingClinical trial managementClinical Trial Management System (CTMS)CoachingCRFCTMSCross-functional team leadershipGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Knowledge of the drug development processLeadershipLife Sciencespeople managementTeam ManagementUrology
LinkedIn Assessment :
Clinical trialsoncologyTherapeutic AreasGCPPharmaceutical IndustryCROClinical researchClinical Study DesignTrial ManagementClinical DevelopmentUrologyPain ManagementTMFpeople managementQuality Control

Skills and Expertise

BrightOwl Assessment :
Coach and provide guidance to clinical staff.Coach clinical staffCollaborate with project teamCreates a collaborative team environment
Self Assessment :
Assign activitiesCalculate timelines for conducting and completing the trialCommunicationConduct studiesCoach staffCreate SOPsEnsure good clinical practice (GCP)Lead teamsManage complexityPeople managementWork cross-functionally


  • MSc (Res) in Lung Fibrosis from University College Dublin in 1995
  • BSc Hons in Microbiology from National University of Ireland, Galway in 1991
  • DipEd in Primary Education from Moray House College of Education in 1978


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Associate Director Clinical Operations
  • Locations I am interested in:
    The Netherlands
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 1 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    80-90% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    32-36 Hours per week
    BrightOwl employee :    80-90% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

The Netherlands


Driving License
  • Yes