CHRISTINE NIMALASIRI – Project Manager
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), Biomedical Science
Christine has been with PCRG since 2002.
Christine studied Biomedical Science at Kings College London and after graduating entered the pharmaceutical field as a Product Executive at Steifel Laboratories. She commenced her clinical trial career at Premier Research Group in the UK before moving to Australia.
Since joining PCRG, initially as a CRA, she has worked on a wide variety of clinical trials and has strong relationships with most major Australian and New Zealand clinical sites, as well as the Ethics Committees in both countries.
JULES BLIGH – Executive Assistant
Qualifications: B.Arts (Business)
A career Executive Assistant, Jules brings over twenty years’ experience to the Executive Support team at PCRG.
Based in Sydney, Jules spent the last decade working within the cancer biotechnology field supporting the Australian and US leadership team with special projects including M&A, IP, Legal and Compliance.
Working directly with Dr. Prpic, Jules oversees the business administration, finance and day to day legal operations of the business to ensure the PCRG leadership team can remain focused.
PETER HANRAHAN – Clinical Field Specialist
Qualifications: RN (Psych), Diploma in Business Management
Peter recently joined the PCRG team as a Field Clinical Specialist.
Currently based in Brisbane, Peter has been working within the medical industry for over 30 years with companies such as Bard, Medtronic, Volcano and Edwards.
Peter works closely with clinical sites across Australia and New Zealand on behalf of our international sponsors.
CHARISSA MILLER – Senior Clinical Research Associate
Qualifications: Master of Nursing
Charissa is a SCRA who is based in Auckland, New Zealand. She has been with PCRG since 2019.
Charissa has a background in Emergency and Paediatric Nursing, working as a Study Co-ordinator and Research Manager at Kidz First Children’s Hospital, New Zealand. She subsequently moved into a CRA role with PPD, before joining PCRG.
Whilst at PCRG Charissa has enjoyed working closely with New Zealand sites on multiple device studies.
TWINKLE BAHADURI – Clinical Research Associate
Qualifications: BSc Biomedical Science, Master of Infectious Diseases, MBA
Twinkle Bahaduri is a Clinical Research Associate with PCRG based in Sydney.
Twinkle graduated with a Master of Infectious Diseases in 2011 upon completing BSc Biomedical Science. She has worked as a Medical Scientist as well as an Internal QM Auditor with NSW Health. She began her clinical trials career in 2014, bringing with her vast experience managing over 80 clinical trials from Phase 1-4 across 12 therapeutic areas. As a former Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) member, she has also been involved in regulatory management on a state-wide capacity.
She is committed to establishing strong relationships and management of multiple clinical trial sites across Australia and New Zealand.
CARMEL TRUBUHOVICH – Clinical Research Associate
Qualifications: BSc Physiology and Human Nutrition
Carmel is a Clinical Research Associate based in Auckland, New Zealand. Carmel joined the team in 2021.
After graduating from Massey University, Auckland in 2012, Carmel joined the Human Nutrition team in a part time administrative and study coordinator role. She then moved into public nutrition, working at the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation.
Since joining PCRG Carmel has enjoyed working closely with multiple New Zealand sites.
KARLA MURPHY – Clinical Research Associate
Qualifications: BAppSci, MBA, MPM
Karla is a Clinical Research Associate and is based in Queensland, Australia. Karla joined the team in 2021.
Born in Ireland but raised in Australia, Karla studied Applied Science majoring in Biotechnology at the University of Queensland. After graduating, Karla worked in the invitro diagnostic and pathology industry. Time as Business Development Manager at a biotech start-up sparked her interest in research and she has worked as a Senior CRA and Study Manager in companion animal research since 2015. Karla completed a Master of Project Management and a Master of Business Administration in 2019.
Karla enjoys working on a variety of clinical trials to benefit human health.
KYLIE VAN DEN BROEK – Clinical Trial Assistant
Qualifications: Cert. III in Business Admin. & Cert. IV in Frontline Management
Kylie officially joined the PCRG team in 2020 as a Clinical Trial Assistant but has been associated with the PCRG team since 2018.
Kylie has a total of 17 years’ experience working in leadership, compliance, and administration roles. She worked in the education and training sector for 10 years, followed by human resources and most recently within clinical trials where she wishes to prolong her career.
As a Clinical Trial Assistant, Kylie is able to utilise many of her strengths in a role that offers ongoing support and reliability to the clinical team.
SARAH ERIKSSON – Team Administrator
Qualifications: Diploma of Business Administration
Sarah is the PCRG Team Administrator who is based in Sydney. She has been with PCRG since 2020.
Sarah has an extensive administration background in both London and Sydney. She has worked in a variety of industries such as Real Estate, Architecture, Recruitment and more recently within Education and Research (Horticultural and Medical).
Since joining PCRG, she has enjoyed keeping the administration tasks of the PCRG team in order.