Operations & Business Development Manager
Dr Claire Smith is Operations and Business Development Manager for the UKCRC registered Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU) in the School of Public Health within the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College.
After graduating in Biological Chemistry from the University of Kent, Claire completed a PhD in Protein Chemistry at Imperial College London.
Claire has 20 years’ experience in clinical research working on all aspects of commercial and academic trials across a range of therapeutic areas including cardiology, diabetes, rheumatology, renal medicine and surgery. She previously managed the NIHR North West London Diabetes Local Research Network.
As Business Development Manager Claire’s focus is developing and delivering strategies to increase the quantity and range of academic clinical trials in the ICTU portfolio, which includes oversight of the ICTU Collaboration Process. Claire also plays a key management role in the delivery of the operational aspects of the ICTU-Surgery study portfolio.