The Digital Experimental Cancer Medicine Team draws in professionals from a wide background with a broad range of skills, including clinical business analysis, clinical informatics, patient centricity, software/enterprise systems and biomarker development.

  • Andrew Hughes Strategic Director
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    Andrew Hughes Strategic Director

    21 years in AstraZeneca in translational medicine and Phase 1 in oncology, anti-infectives, neuroscience and analgesia. Chair of Experimental Cancer Medicine University of Manchester 2006-present and clinical lead of Manchester’s Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre.

    I chair the Joint Steering Committee of the iDECIDE grant award with AstraZeneca which is the largest grant secured thus far within digitalECMT and is focused upon developing new ways to visualise Phase 1 clinical trial data and make this more accessible to the patient and research team involved in the clinical trial. I also ensure that digitalECMT has access to its partner team within The Christie NHS Foundation Trust- the Experimental Cancer Medicine Team for piloting new ways of collecting and accessing Phase 1 clinical trial data

  • Jenny Royle Patient-centricity Senior Program Leader
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    Jenny Royle Patient-centricity Senior Program Leader

    After finishing my PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge, I moved into the Pharmaceutical industry. There I spent many years working at all steps of clinical development, from the first use of a drug in people, through to monitoring safety after a drug is authorized for general use.  I have expertise in a wide range of disciplines including clinical science, regulatory affairs, data visualization and analysis, risk monitoring and management strategy, and patient-focused research.  Now I’m here for you.

    Our aim is that everyone involved in early clinical trials – including people with the condition and their loved ones – can make earlier, better decisions for the benefit of the patient.  I lead the projects focusing on patients and their loved ones.  Aiming to ensure that they have the choice to be an active contributor and partner in their own care, as well as a ‘co-scientist’ in research.  I’m always looking to develop new and innovative approaches to ensure we deliver this vision.

  • Dónal Landers Director
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    Dónal Landers Director

    Senior Director Physician with my main specialty in Pharmaceutical Medicine. I hold an MBA and studied Computer Science. I have over 25 years of experience and achievement in clinical practice, healthcare/pharma consulting, and delivering health informatics solutions. Strong general commercial and business experience with involvement in multiple start-ups, including my own business. I currently hold a dual industry/academic role.

    I am driven by delivering innovative solutions that give patients a stronger voice and role in the clinical decision making process – empowering patients and driving better clinical decisions!

  • Laura Stephenson Project Manager
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    Laura Stephenson Project Manager

    I have over 15 years of experience leading complex projects within healthcare environments including the NHS, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries. I have specific expertise in toxicology, oncology drug development and cancer services within the NHS.

    I am a committed and enthusiastic individual who will strive to ensure we work as a team to deliver projects which add real value to patients to improve their outcomes.

  • Jason Swift Technical Program Leader
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    Jason Swift Technical Program Leader

    Scientific IT leader with 22 years’ experience within the Pharmaceutical industry. Delivery of scientific software solutions, projects, programmes and build of scientific IT and informatics capabilities from early Research through to Clinical development. My whole career has had a focus on solving information challenges within innovation and science driven organisations.

    I am passionate about the impact Informatics and IT can have on the patient. I am responsible for building the technical and scientific capabilities within the Digital ECMT and ensuring we focus on innovation to ultimately deliver impact where it matters – in the clinical, to the patient.

  • Jenny Bradford Senior Clinical Informatician
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    Jenny Bradford Senior Clinical Informatician

    I am a Clinical Informatician within the group working closely with physicians and patients across a number of projects.

    I have over 12 years’ experience working in biological sciences across academia and pharmaceutical development.  I have a strong record of working in global multidisciplinary teams bringing together scientific and technical skills with a passion for healthcare and science.

    I will help deliver innovative digital solutions to empower consumers of clinical, scientific and/or healthcare data to efficiently and effectively visualise and analyse their data to make timely data-driven decisions

  • Siobhan Southam Strategic Engagement Leader
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    Siobhan Southam Strategic Engagement Leader

    Strategic global communications and medical affairs professional with 20+ years’ experience gained in the Pharmaceutical Industry, medical communications and research environments. I graduated from Leeds University with a BSc in Microbiology and have post-graduate diplomas in Marketing and NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP).

    I believe that collaboration and partnership are the gateway to successful co-creation and innovation that will ultimately benefit patients. My endeavour is to engage with our stakeholders and communicate digital science, health and medicine in a meaningful way. I am delighted to be part of this innovative and dynamic team.

  • Julie Stevenson Senior Business Analyst
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    Julie Stevenson Senior Business Analyst

    Strong background in science with an BA in chemistry, an MSc in bioinformatics, a D. Phil in bioinorganic chemistry and post-doctoral experience in cellular and molecular biology.  Worked as a bioinformation for a drug discovery company before joining a scientific software consultancy where transitioned from a role in software development to business analysis.  Have experience of working with both the public and private sector, having worked closely with teams within the NHS and pharmaceutical companies.

    I will work with people who are involved in clinical trials to gather and understand their requirements and translate them into solutions which meet their needs.

  • Katherine Dempsey Clinical Informatician
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    Katherine Dempsey Clinical Informatician

    I have a broad background in the sciences with a BSc in physics a MRes in post-genomic biology and an PhD in computational biology. Throughout this time, I have worked in strongly interdisciplinary groups to find novel, data driven, solutions to problems across the spectrum of the sciences.

    I will work with the consumers of clinical trial data, to gather and understand their requirements and translate them into visualisations and statistical models that meet their needs.

  • Leanne Ogden Clinical Research Fellow in Nephrology
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    Leanne Ogden Clinical Research Fellow in Nephrology

    Following the completion of my medical degree at the University of Newcastle I have worked in clinical medicine for the past 8 years, more latterly specialising within the field of nephrology.  In 2017 I joined the DigitalECMT team specifically within the Nephro-oncology project to explore the interface between the two specialities and ultimately improve care and outcomes for kidney patients with cancer.  This project is innovative and has the potential to make a real difference to patients. I feel excited and privileged to be part of it.

  • Jenny Ward Administration Co-ordinator
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    Jenny Ward Administration Co-ordinator

    I have over 30 years of experience in Administrative and Project roles, including HR, Business Development and Scientific Project Co-ordination.

    I am committed to the digitalECMT team and the patients we focus upon, collaborating with others whilst displaying initiative, self-reliance and a tenacious approach to problem solving.

  • Paul O’Regan Clinical Informatician
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    Paul O’Regan Clinical Informatician

    I have over fifteen years’ experience of biological research, specialising in the application of bioinformatics to extract value from large, multidimensional datasets. I have worked across academic, government and pharmaceutical sectors, and have a strong understanding of drug discovery processes and clinical trials governance. I am driven by a desire to help discover new medicines, in particular through the application of technology and the analysis of big data.

    I am here to understand your research questions, to ensure efficient deployment of software to support your study, and to look for opportunities to develop new tools to add value to your research data.

  • Fouziah Butt Business Analyst
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    Fouziah Butt Business Analyst

    BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

    Experience within the clinical arena expands across working on clinical trials within a Phase I Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) and translational research in oncology, spanning clinical safety through to exploratory biomarkers driving personalised medicine.

    I will work closely with scientists, clinicians and patients gathering requirements to understand the clinical questions and patient needs transforming them into solutions.  My ultimate aim is to allow clinicians to make faster real time decisions driving forward personalised medicine and ultimately benefitting the patient.

  • Paul Fitzpatrick Senior Architect
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    Paul Fitzpatrick Senior Architect

    I work with talented people to bring technology solutions to research challenges. My experience is across industries with a focus on significant collaborations in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology teams.

    We have access to leading technology and my role is to work out how best use it. The opportunity to bring creative digital solutions into cancer research is a personal and professional privilege. My goal is to make a positive difference to everyone involved in the early stage of cancer medicines development.

  • Laura Hutchinson Business Analyst
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    Laura Hutchinson Business Analyst

    BSc in Pharmacology, experience in clinical laboratories, PhD in Experimental Oncology.

    I will work with translational scientists, the clinical trials team, and patients to gather requirements and implement solutions to improve the clinical trial process.