Ms Fiona Ellery
Fiona has a nursing background and has been working in the clinical trials arena for over 25 years. She has had all levels of trials experiece, initially as a clinical trials coordinator in a number of large teaching and private hospitals. She later worked within the pharmaceutical industry as a clinical research associate, and later a trials consultant, project managing many local and international multi-centre clinical trials. She left to take on a number of leadership initiatives, academic trial management and mentorship during a 12 year tenure at Neuroscience Trials Australia (NTA).
Fiona is currently the Platform Operations for the AVERT team where she is the Project Manager for the large international multicentre AVERT DOSE study, which is exploring the optimal dose of mobility training for stroke patients in the acute phase. She also plays a mentoring role working closely with academics, in relation to clinical trial design, managment and the day to day implementation of a number of projects. She brings an in depth understanding of regulatory clinical research requirements worldwide. She has a particular passion for working with clinicians, developing and managing academic trials from the concept stage, through to the final publication of results. She has a particular interest in mentorship and peer support, and is passionate about sharing expertise with new researchers to help them bring a particular regulatory rigour to their work.