The New Zealand Association of Clinical Research (NZACRes) is a professional association for clinical researchers. It was formed to foster and promote clinical research in New Zealand.
NZACRes is a non-profit scientific educational organisation run by volunteer officers selected from its membership.
The objective of NZACRes shall be to promote medical research in New Zealand to improve public health. In particular, NZACRes will
- Foster clinical research in New Zealand;
- Facilitate the exchange of information amongst members interested in clinical research;
- Provide and foster education and training in clinical research;
- Facilitate communication amongst New Zealand clinical researchers and with other national and international clinical research organisations; and
- Carry out other activities consistent with these charitable purposes.
NZACRes membership is open to all those who have an interest in clinical research.
- Investigators, Study Coordinators, Physicians, Clinical Research Nurses, University and Hospital based research personnel
- Clinical Research Managers, Clinical Research Associates, Regulatory Specialists and personnel from research institutes
- Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device research personnel
- Pharmacists and Laboratory personnel
- Health Economists, Biostatisticians and Data Managers
- Medical Writers and Industry Consultants
Limited. Chris has worked in various roles in the clinical trial industry since 2007, initially as Operations Manager for a Phase 1-3 unit in Christchurch (including healthy volunteer and first in human trials). In 2016 he moved to the CRO world, commencing at IQVIA as a start-up specialist, and since 2019 has managed a team of start-up specialists across Australia and New Zealand. He is a registered nurse with clinical experience in spinal injuries and haematology and has also held a variety of nursing and service leadership roles.
Living in the Hutt Valley allows her to enjoy the combination of suburban and a semirural life style with her husband, kids and animals.
Deb’s background in senior clinical research management spans the UK working for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the NHS, returning to NZ where she developed and implemented a research infrastructure for Starship Child Health before moving to manage the team at Te Pūriri o Te Ora, Cancer & Blood Research.
Erica returned to New Zealand in 2007 to continue her career moving into Regional Clinical Trial Management within the CRO’s then Senior Project Management at a Sponsor / Biotech level. Her clinical trials expertise includes First in Human, Oncology, Diabetes and Cardiovascular therapy areas Phase I - Phase III clinical trials.
Erica is currently an Associate Director at BeiGene, leading a team of Regional Clinical Study Managers across ANZ. She continues to develop her passion for expanding clinical trials in New Zealand and building strong relationship with the clinical trial sites.
Jo is a Registered Nurse with a MHealSc, and has a passion for clinical research and the opportunities it creates to improve health outcomes for current and future patient groups.