Sarah Ritchie and Alison Ogborne have joined the organisation as Project Managers and Clinical Trial Coordinators.
Prior to Diabetes Frail, Sarah worked for a Nottingham based development service company called Quotient Clinical. There she worked with healthy volunteers and patient groups to deliver high quality study data in accordance with ICH-GCP, while ensuring subject safety at all times. She is highly qualified achieving a First Class Science BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Science and a distinction in an Exercise Physiology & Performance Nutrition MRes.
Alison Ogborne has been working in the NHS for more than 18 years in both laboratory and clinically-facing roles. As a practising Biomedical Scientist registered in biochemistry and immunology she has extensive experience in developing and running test procedures and interpreting data across a number of disease states including diabetes. Alison used her skills to help develop a new service provision within the heart and lung transplant team.
Professor Sinclair said: “We are hugely impressed with the experience and skills both Sarah and Alison have gained over the years, which is why we are so thrilled they have agreed to join the team.
“We look forward to working with both of them. We are certain they will both be a credit to the team.”
Their new roles mean Alison and Sarah are now responsible for coordinating the seven EU studies within the area of diabetes, older people, and frailty. This will include liaising with colleagues, patients and carers in the collection of data and contributing to publications arising from the research.