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Dr Emma Ogburn

Research Member of Common Room

CTU Operational Director

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

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 respiratory and oncology disease areas. These trials have been based in both primary and secondary care settings, from Phase I to III. I then went onto lead a portfolio of haemato-oncology trials which were part of a new initiative (Trial Acceleration Programme) before joining the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit as the Cardiovascular and Renal theme lead.

The Cardiovascular and Renal portfolio encompasses open and recruiting trials such as OPTIMISE, OPTIMUM, Barack-D and OxRen of which I take an active role in senior project management whilst developing new trials. 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 teach clinical trial management 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.