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Natasha Stevens, Masters in Medical Science, Drug Development.

Natasha

Senior Research Programme Manager/Managing Director of Clinical Trials Hub for Complex Interventions, Information Governance Lead

Email: n.stevens@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7882 8748

Profile

Over 10 years experience conducting and coordinating CTIMP and non-CTIMP clinical trials. From phase I immunotherapy and oncology trials in Australia and China to phase III pragmatic clinical trials in primary care and public health in the UK. With extensive trial management experience covering all areas of study set up and the approvals process, study conduct, management and close out.

Summary

Natasha gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from Murdoch University, Western Australia in 2001. After spending some time travelling, she then spent two years working as a research assistant in HIV research, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, UK. Returning to Australia she worked for the Queensland Institute of Medical Research as a clinical research coordinator for early phase I/II advanced immunotherapy trials 2006-2011. In 2010 she completed a Masters in Clinical Trial Drug Development at the School of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia. 

She joined Queen Mary as a senior trial a manager in 2011, working on larger phase III trials, including briefly the ViDiFlu and SALVO trials then predominantly on the CONFIDeNT trial 2011-2014. From 2012-2014 she also led the operations of the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU) as the unit manager before moving permanently (in 2014) to be based at the National Bowel Research Centre (NBRC) as their senior research programme manager. Currently Natasha is overseeing a large portfolio or work including the NIHR funded CapaCiTY programme, NIHR SUBSoNIC trial as well as other commercial and non-commercial trials conducted by the NBRC. She is the managing director of the NBRC clinical trials hub for complex interventions and the assistant information governance lead. She also works closely with the Bowel and Cancer Research Charity to build strong patient and public involvement in research, including engagement at regular PPI events and the development of the ‘Poo Racer’ educational game & app with Centre of the Cell.

Natasha has a particular interest in clinical trial and data management processes for making trials more efficient, and is currently conducting methodological research into online informed consent (unfunded) and data categorisation methods (Trial Forge, DATACAT). She is a member of the UK Clinical Trial Managers Network and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).

Research

Research Interests:

Recent and ongoing research projects

CapaCITY - Chronic Constipation Treatment pathwaY

CONFIDeNT – CONTrol of Faecal Incontinence using Distal Neuromodulation

Previous Projects

ViDiFlu – trial of Vitamin D Supplementaion for the Prevention of inFluenza and other Respiratory Infections.

SALVo – Trial to assess cell SALVage in caesarean section in women at risk of haemorrhage

Previous to joining CPCPH

QPNPC01 - A phase 1 trial to assess the safety of adoptive transfer of cytotoxic T cells specific for Epstein Barr virus (EBV) latent membrane proteins LMP1 and 2 in stage II, III and IV nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC).

QR2009-CMV1- Adoptive immunotherapy for the treatment of Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) reactivation and disease after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

QGBM01-Phase I Trial to Assess Safety And Tolerability Of Autologous HCMV-Specific T Cell Therapy For Glioblastoma multiforme

QHKUPNPC01-Adoptive Immunotherapy for Epstein Barr virus associated Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.

 

Publications

Emmett C, Close H, Mason J et al. (2017) . Low-volume versus high-volume initiated trans-anal irrigation therapy in adults with chronic constipation: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.Trials vol. 18, (1)

10.1186/s13063-017-1882-y

http://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/22588

Norton C, Emmanuel A, Stevens N et al. (2017) . Habit training versus habit training with direct visual biofeedback in adults with chronic constipation: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.Trials vol. 18, (1)

10.1186/s13063-017-1880-0

http://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/22584

Stevens N, Edwards L, Balayah Z et al. (2016) . Risk based survey evidence supports electronic informed consent as a recruitment method for UK clinical trials.J Clin Epidemiol vol. 77, 134-136.

10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.05.005

http://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/15982

Knowles CH, Horrocks EJ, Bremner SA et al. (2015) . Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation versus sham electrical stimulation for the treatment of faecal incontinence in adults (CONFIDeNT): a double-blind, multicentre, pragmatic, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial.Lancet vol. 386, (10004) 1640-1648.

10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60314-2

http://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/11975

Norton C, Dibley LB, Hart A et al. (2015) . Faecal incontinence intervention study (FINS): self-management booklet information with or without nurse support to improve continence in people with inflammatory bowel disease: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.Trials vol. 16,

10.1186/s13063-015-0962-0

http://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/11110

Martineau AR, Hanifa Y, Witt KD et al. (2015) . Double-blind randomised controlled trial of vitamin D3 supplementation for the prevention of acute respiratory infection in older adults and their carers (ViDiFlu).Thorax vol. 70, (10) 953-960.

10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015-206996

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