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Anne Tremellen

Clinical Trials Centre Manager

Anne Tremellen is the Manager of the Clinical Trials Centre. She is a registered nurse and midwife who has been actively supporting researchers for the last 20 years. In her current role, she oversees the implementation and conduct of research projects to ensure the high quality and timeliness of research conducted ensuring that relevant local, national and international regulations and standards are being met. She liaises with clinical staff, investigators and external research entities to ensure that all studies are undertaken efficiently, providing regular reports on research activity to Principal Investigators and the Institute.

Chris Henderson

Clinical Trials Coordinator

Chris is of a nursing background and has a number of years’ experience across an array of clinical areas within The Wesley Hospital, including Neuroscience, acute stroke and surgical Urology. He has joined Wesley Research Institute as a Clinical Research Assistant and is currently focusing on several clinical trials pertaining to Coeliac Disease.

Dr Jennifer Schafer

Clinical Research Practitioner

Jen has worked as a Clinical Research Practitioner across multiple clinical trials at Wesley Research Institute since 2018. She is a General Practitioner, with special clinical interests in gastroenterology and allergy, and has additional experience in organisational and clinical governance, medical education, and health practitioner wellbeing.

Elise Matuzelski

Clinical Research Assistant

Elise is a Clinical Research Assistant at the Wesley Research Institute. She has a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) with a First Class Honours from the University of Queensland. During her time in research, she studied stem cell fate throughout spinal cord development, as well as following traumatic spinal cord injuries. Her background in academic research and clinical trials settings has uniquely positioned her to support a range of different clinical trials both in and out of the lab, as well as assisting with the Wesley Research Institute Biobank operations.

Emma Blake

Senior Grants & Compliance Specialist

Emma is the Senior Grants and Compliance Specialist at Wesley Research Institute, and her portfolio includes supporting investigator-led research projects and sponsored clinical trials.

With over 10 years’ experience in the research sector, Emma is responsible for ensuring that all research studies conducted at Wesley Research Institute meet rigorous quality standards and adhere to strict ethical guidelines. Emma plays a critical role in supporting the development of research proposals and applications to both internal and external funding bodies. In addition, she is also responsible for managing all aspects of clinical trial start-up activity and ongoing monitoring.

Emma Brownrigg

Clinical Trials Coordinator

Emma Brownrigg has been a Registered Nurse for the past 25 years, specializing in both adult and Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, Renal and Palliative Care. Prior to commencement at WRI, Emma worked in Paediatric Immunology, Allergy and Endocrine Research at the Mater Hospital and Queensland Childrens Hospital. She has a special interest in Gastroenterology Research particularly early diagnosis and treatment options to improve the health outcomes and quality of life of people with coeliac disease. Her number one priority is to ensure participants have a positive and worthwhile journey from the first point of contact, continuing throughout the study and post completion.

Hanna Nguyen

Clinical Research Assistant

Hanna is a Clinical Research Assistant at the Wesley Research Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology with a First Class Honours. In her current role, she supports the clinical team in delivering high quality clinical trials and assists with the biobank and clinical trial laboratory operations. Hanna has multiple years’ experience in stem cell banks and phase 1 and 2 clinical trials. She dedicates herself to promoting the best experience for patients and the highest quality of clinical trial sample management. 

Jacqui Langton

Clinical Trials Coordinator

Jacqueline is a Registered Nurse who has been with Wesley Research Institute for 10 years, working in her role as Research Nurse – Clinical Trials Coordinator. Gaining her Bachelor of Nursing Degree at Queensland University of Technology, her nursing career covers over 20 years’ experience working across hospitals within the United Kingdom and Brisbane, Australia. Jacqueline has coordinated many clinical trials and been fortunate enough to have seen a number of the investigational products make it onto the PBS, providing the public with life changing treatment.

Leah Hingston

Clinical Trials Coordinator

Leah is an experienced Clinical Trials Coordinator within a multitude of specialty areas including oncology, haematology, immunology (incl. coeliac disease), neuropsychiatry, neuroscience and Tourette Syndrome research. She has a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) from Griffith University, and a Masters of Nursing Studies from the University of Queensland. Leah has 10 years of medical and surgical nursing experience within private and public hospitals in Brisbane. She is passionate about supporting research and clinical trials which continue to provide novel treatment options, practices, and improved health outcomes to all patients. She is committed to ensuring all patients and their families receive the best quality care and support.

Linda Pearce

Clinical Trials Coordinator

Linda is a Registered Nurse who works as a Clinical Trials Coordinator at Wesley Research Institute. She graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Nursing and was awarded First Class Honours for her research project exploring nurses’ participation in patient resuscitation. Clinically, Linda specialises in Interventional Cardiology and is currently completing postgraduate studies in Cardiovascular Nursing. Her current research interests include structural and interventional cardiac research, neurology and strategies to improve health literacy in cardiac patients.

Sarah Harriman

Clinical Trials Coordinator

Sarah is a Registered Nurse who works as a Clinical Trials Coordinator at Wesley Research Institute and on the Paediatric and Adolescent Ward at The Wesley Hospital. Sarah also volunteers as a peer support worker for bereaved parents at Children’s Health Queensland. She has a Bachelor of Nursing from ACU. Sarah then completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Child and Adolescent Health) and was awarded The Australian College of Children & Young People’s Nurses Award. Her current research interests include paediatrics, rare diseases, dermatology, food allergies, and immunology.

Venita Bali

Clinical Trials Coordinator

Venita is a registered nurse who works as a Clinical Trials Coordinator at the Wesley Research Institute. She has a Bachelor or Nursing from QUT. She has worked in clinical trials over the last 10 years in various therapeutic areas including rare diseases, immunology and coeliac disease. She enjoys being part of a team that endeavours to promote a positive experience to study participants engaged in clinical trials.

Eve Boonchuy

Clinical Research Assistant

Eve is a Clinical Research Assistant (Ethics & Compliance) at the Wesley Research Institute. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Industry Practice. In her role, alongside Senior Grants & Compliance Specialist Emma Blake, she supports the clinical team by ensuring regulatory compliance throughout clinical trials. 

Bronwyn Field

Clinical Trial Coordinator

 Bronwen Field is a registered nurse with 20 years’ experience, working in both rural and metropolitan hospitals across 4 different states. She has been working as a clinical trial coordinator since 2019, primarily in cardiac and respiratory trials. Bronwen currently focuses on pulmonary artery hypertension trials and is passionate about bringing better treatment options to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for our patients. 

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