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Emma Ogburn

BSc. (Hons) PhD

CTU Director of Operations

  • UKCRC Chair of the Trial Management Operational Group

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 IV studies. I have worked at other CTUs in senior management roles before joining the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit as the Cardiovascular and Renal team leader and then becoming the Director of Operations a few years ago.

I have been active in trial management for over seventeen years, a member of the UK Trial Managers Network Trial Management and Chair of the UKCRC Trial Management Operational Group. I 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.

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.