Research Office – Wesley Research Institute
Wesley Research Institute
Emma Blake

Emma Blake

Senior Grants & Compliance Specialist

Emma is the Research Development and Quality 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.

Dr Hanna Reinebrant

Grants & Compliance Specialist

Hanna is the Grants & Compliance Specialist. Together with Emma she is responsible for clinical trials compliance processes and research grant administration at Wesley Research Institute. Hanna comes from a background in research; following a PhD in neuroscience, she spent her postdoc coordinating multi-centre collaborative clinical projects. Over the past five years Hanna has been working in a variety of research management roles at The University of Queensland, including the central Research Grants Unit and the Faculty of Medicine. Using her previous experience, Hanna aims to provide high-level support to WRI researchers and clinical staff to facilitate quality research to improve patient outcomes.

Paula Sparling

Paula Sparling

Research Administration Assistant

Paula is working as a Research Administration Assistant at Wesley Research Institute. She has a background in the Fast Moving Consumable Goods (FMCG) industry and the Health and Fitness industry. Paula has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) and a Bachelor of Business (Marketing). Paula has played an important role in supporting the Ataxia-Telangiectasia research team.

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