Karen Smith

Business Development Officer

Health and Clinical Services, School of Medicine

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As TASC Development Manager, Karen will be working with both Tayside medical Science Centre (TASC) and Tayside Clinical Trials Unit (TCTU) teams. Her main responsibilities are oversight of the TASC pre-award process as well as formalising a TASC post-award process along with reviewing TCTU processes and documentation.

Karen graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Glasgow. 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 then Clinical Trial Manager, working in a range of diseases such as Asthma, Rhinitis, COPD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Breast Cancer and Sarcopenia, with over 15 years’ experience working in clinical research.