The CEO, Medical Director, Chief Medical and Chief Scientific Advisor have a combined experience of 35+ years.  The senior team have developed and continue to maintain strong relationships with Sponsors, Clinical research organisations and the wider research community.

Our Physicians

NZCR Chief Executive Officer, Senior Research Physician

Dr Christian Schwabe

MD, MPharm Med

  • Principal Investigator 45+ trials
  • 10+ years PI experience, 25+ years experience in academic hospitals, Pharma, clinical research sites
  • Key research interests – early phase clinical research (SAD, MAD, Food effect, Biosimilar)
NZCR Chief Operations Officer, Medical Director, Consultant Oncologist

Dr Chris Wynne

MBChB, FRACR, DPharm Med

  • Principal Investigator 90+ trials (SAD, MAD, Food effect, Biosimilar, Device)
  • 20+ years PI experience
  • Member of National Trials Committee
  • Key research interests – Oncology, early phase, innovative trial design
  • 60+ Publications
NZCR Chief Medical Adviser, Hepatologist and Professor of Medicine

Professor Ed Gane

MBChB, MD, FRACP, MNZ

  • Principal Investigator 70+ trials
  • 20+ years PI experience
  • Key research interests –Ground- breaking research in Hepatitis including the development of an oral cure for hepatitis B and C, Gene therapy
  • 360+ Referred Publications, 8 Book chapters
NZCR Chief Scientific Adviser, Consultant Nephrologist and Pharmacologist

Professor Richard Robson

MBChB, FRACP, BPharm

  • Principal Investigator 70+ trials (Early phase, renal trials)
  • 25+ years PI experience
  • Chair of National Trials approval Committee
  • Key research interests – Pharmacology, renal impairment
  • 90+ Publications
Lead Research Physician and Pharmacologist

Dr Paul Hamilton

BSc, BHB, MBChB

  • Lead Research Physician and Pharmacologist
  • Principal Investigator, Collaborative investigator 200+ trials
  • Key research interests – Clinical Pharmacology, Bio-equivalence, First-in-Human, Ethnic Bridging, Relative Bio-availability
  • Publications in Phase I
Senior Research Physician, General Practitioner

Dr Alex Cole

MBChB, FRACGP

  • Principal Investigator
  • Key research interests- Early phase trials
Senior Research Physician

Dr Jane Kerr

MB ChB, MPH (Otago), DRCOG

  • Principal Investigator
  • 20+ years research experience
  • 200+ studies completed
  • Special interest areas: Diabetology, Metabolic Disease, Lipidology

 

Consultant Nephrologist

Dr Mark Marshall

MBChB, MPH (Hons), FRACP

  • Principal Investigator, Academic at University of Auckland.
  • Key research interests- dialysis, chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury
  • 100+ Publications

 

Senior Research Physician

Dr Bridget Maher

MPH, MBChB

  • Principal and Sub Investigator,
  • Key research interests- Bio-similar trials
  • Publications on Drug Surveillance and Public Health
Research Physician

Dr Leanne Barnett

BSc, MBChB

  • Principal and Sub Investigator
Operations Manager – AKL

Mary Ellis-Pegler

RCpN, BHSc

  • Oversees the day to day running of the Auckland unit to ensure timely delivery of projects. Also works on clinical trial budgeting and contracting.
Operations Manager – CHC

Jo Sanders

MHSc

  • 20+ years experience in clinical trial industry, manages operations of the Christchurch unit, working with our clients to ensure effective project delivery.
Business Development Manager

Marcus Burrows

BSc Hons

  • 20+ years experience in Clinical Research Organisations
  • Works with clients as a key NZCR contact to ensure the success of research projects
Chief Financial Officer

George Morrissey

LLB, BCom, ACA

  • Chief Financial Officer 
  • Experienced in medical, FMCG, retail, manufacturing and agricultural sectors.
  • Key areas of experience: strategy, business planning and performance, analytics, demand planning, and people management.
Chief Information Officer

Willy Iglesias

BPR, MCSE, PMP, ICAgile

  • Experienced in medical, security, government, and private sector.
  • Key areas of experience: Infrastructure, cyber security, DevOps & cloud solutions, migrations, strategy, problem solving, communication and consultancy.

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