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Emma Ogburn

BSc. (Hons) PhD


CTU Operational Director

  • Cardiovascular & Renal Team Lead

I have been involved with healthcare research since 2001, initially undertaking laboratory and trial based research in the infectious disease field. I have since successfully managed numerous trials in a wide variety of disease areas. These trials have been based in clinical research facilities, primary, secondary and tertiary care settings, and include Phase I to III studies. I have worked at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Warwick CTU and Birmingham CTU in senior management roles before joining the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit as the Cardiovascular and Renal team leader and then becoming the Operational Director a few years ago.

I have been active in trial management for over a decade, a member of the UK Trial Managers Network Trial Management and am an active member of the TrialForge consortium, concerned with trial methodology. I also lead the clinical trial management Evidence Based Medicine module for the University of Oxford and am a Distance Learning Tutor for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

As Operational Director, I am responsible for the strategic management of the group and oversee all collaborations and take an active role in senior project management of most of the studies on our register ensuring trials meet all milestones to time and target.