Current work and interests
Currently working within the Study Coordination Team and CETU. The role supports planning and costing of new projects within the CETU, and works closely with the Research Operations function to ensure timely delivery of projects to the highest quality standards.
Background and experience
Fiona has worked in health research since 2002. After completing her MSc in Clinical Trials with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she joined the MRC Epidemiology Unit as Study Coordinator 2011. Here she worked on multiple intervention trials and observational studies including Commuting and Health in Cambridge Study, Vitamin D Trial, the Baby Milk Study, and most recently coordinator of the GoActive evaluation study. She left the Unit in 2017 to take up a position as Research Study Manager at The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute. Here she provided governance and strategic oversight for the research portfolio, implementing systems and processes to manage research activities within the institute. Prior to her current role, she returned to the Unit as Programme Manager for the NIHR PGfAR grant for Scalable behavioural weight management programmes for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes led by Dr Amy Ahern and Professor Simon Griffin.