Karen Smith

TCTU Clinical Trial Manager

Health and Clinical Services, School of Medicine

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Karen is a Clinical Trial Manager working in the Tayside Clinical Trials Unit (TCTU). Karen graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Glasgow in 2003. Following a year of travel she joined the University of Dundee as a Research Technician. Karen has gone on to become a Senior Research Technician, Clinical Trial Monitor, Study Coordinator and now Clinical Trial Manager, working in a range of specialities such as Asthma, Rhinitis, COPD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Breast Cancer and Sarcopenia, with over 14 years’ experience working in clinical research.

As a Clinical Trial Manager, Karen’s main responsibilities are set up and day to day running of a multi-centre clinical trial, liaising with collaborators, providing training, obtaining regulatory approvals, produce and maintain trial documentation as well as being fully GCP trained and compliant.