Meet Our Team
Christine is currently the Business Development Manager for ClinTrial Refer- a mobile app and website platform connecting doctors and patients to current clinical trials. She joined the team in September 2018 following a merger between her participant recruitment company ‘Clinical Trials Connect’ and ‘ClinTrial Refer’. The move was part of a joint vision to provide a central hub where people could access current clinical trial information.
Christine also works one day a week as a Trials Strategy and Development Consultant at The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.
She is passionate about helping advance medical research and ensuring that people have access to medications and new therapies in their development phase.
Fiona has extensive knowledge and expertise in marketing, strategic planning, and business management. She has worked with traditional, digital and mainstream media and has had what she calls “the advantage” of working within a field that has adapted, grown and reinvented itself several times over.
“There’s always one marketing hero, perceived or real, at a certain moment in time. Up until recently, it was social media. I am always excited to see what’s next and how to make the most of it and relevant to the brands I work with and personally”
Fiona worked closely with Christine on the initial. Thank you video, and this involvement ignited a keen interest in raising awareness of clinical trials, patient participation and their link better health. The initial video idea then expanded and White Coats Foundation was created.
Fiona also has a personal connection to clinical trials, becoming even more passionate, while watching close family and friends go through diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.
“When I say to people now, ‘If you have ever taken prescription medicine, you have a clinical trial volunteer to thank’, it really resonates, makes people stop and think. If we can just for one minute, have one short conversation dropped into the community around this fact, it puts the importance of clinical trials into a day to day, relatable perspective, and in turn, raises awareness.”
A/Prof Foley currently holds the position of Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Dermatology) at The University of Melbourne, Director of Research at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc and is a visiting dermatologist at the Photobiology, Phototherapy and Biologics Clinics at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and the Phototherapy and Biologics Clinics at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.
As the Director of Research, A/Prof Foley directs a rapidly expanding clinical trials program and the Australasian Psoriasis Registry. He has well over 60 peer reviewed publications and has been an investigator in over 80 clinical trials. He is a world renowned expert on psoriasis and has been invited to speak at numerous meetings in all corners of the globe.