Professor Toby Richards
Professor Toby Richards is the Lawrence-Brown Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Western Australia. He was previously at University College London for ten years before emigrating 18 months ago. He has led a series of international clinical trials and supervised successful cohorts of students with 14 successful PhDs as well as over 50 BSc and master’s students. He has over 150 peer reviewed publications and $14M of research funding in the last decade.
Professor Richards leads the Covid Research Response Trial that has built a harmonised platform of research across the five metropolitan health care systems in W.A. All patient data is automatically linked to one REDCap (WHO ISARIC) platform in the Department of Health that is linked to biosamples. All data are deidentified and support 8 current COVID trials. This is a unique statewide platform for research in Australia.
Professor Richards’ aim is to develop a centre for clinical trials that promotes collaboration as well as integration of research and audit to routine patient clinical care
Informatics Analyst & Data Manager
Doug is a technology and informatics professional managing the strategic development and coordination of research databases and platforms, technology ecosystems, program development and governance. He is also a skilled practitioner of statistical research methods, informatics, full stack software development and machine learning models.
Before joining the team he was a Senior eResearch Project Manager at Murdoch University after a period in government directing information and communication based projects and managing service delivery of corporate information services and digital information products.
Prior to that he worked at UWA creating and implementing technology solutions before moving into executive roles including a period managing the finance and business operations of a unit comprised of approximately 40 full time staff, 1400 undergraduate and 80 postgraduate students.
Clinical Trials Manager
Giuliana is a Clinical Trials Manager who partners with clinicians, researchers and multi-disciplinary teams to enable and facilitate clinical and translational research. After spending over a decade working in health and medical research at various research institutes, universities and hospitals, Giuliana knows what truly drives researchers, getting research projects up and running, and managing quality research-and it’s not just mastering all the paperwork! It’s how well you communicate, collaborate, connect and engage with people you’re trying to help.
Giuliana has held positions at The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, The Mental Health Commission and The Telethon Kids Institute including working across North, South and East Metropolitan Health Services in Perth, Western Australia. She is also an accredited Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) Research Manager and supported:
- Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and Research Governance (RG) start up activities required for investigator initiated research projects and phase II-IV national and international clinical trials.
- clinical data monitoring
- clinical and laboratory data capture and management across the lifecycle of research.
Giuliana is currently the Western Australian State Coordinator for the Medical Research Futures Fund (MRFF) grant funded SUNRRiSE Trial (UK parent arm) and HREC and RG lead for the COVID-19 Research Response Trial (based on ISARIC/WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol) and Prevalence of Asymptomatic SARS-Cov-2 Infection in Elective Surgical Patients in Australia (A Prospective Cohort Study) in conjunction with the COVID research platform in Perth.