About us

Our staff have extensive and varied experience in clinical research, specifically within the pharmaceutical industry. Our Study Coordinators are registered nurses with experience across a variety of therapeutic areas ranging from phase I-IV, are familiar with a large number of EDC systems, and have completed IATA Dangerous Goods, IV cannulation and Advanced Life Support training. We also employ Pharmacists and other Health Care Professionals to assist with our trials where required.

Director

Associate Professor Evelin Tiralongo

Evelin is a German trained pharmacist with dual Australian and German registrations, and a PhD in biochemistry. She has over 20 years’ of experience in pharmaceutical research in Australia and Germany and has been a principal and sub-investigator on research grant and commercially funded clinical trials for more than a decade.

Management team

Vesi Beleganska Griffith Clinical Trial Unit

Business and Operations Manager (Acting)

Vesi Beleganska, MD

Vesi has a Master of Medicine degree and over 17 years of clinical research experience across Europe and Australia. During her career she has executed various tasks and functions in global pharmaceutical companies and has extensive experience in people and trial management across different phases and therapeutic area.

Business and Operations Manager

Claire Williams, PhD

Claire has a PhD in Neuropharmacology and significant experience in trial management and coordination of commercial and investigator-initiated trials across multiple phases and therapeutic areas in the UK and Australia.

Quality and Safety Manager

Elisabeth Kolarich, MSc

Elisabeth has an MSc and, having worked for Pharmaceutical companies and a large global Clinical Research Organisation, has significant experience in the international Quality Assurance arena.

Clinical trial coordinators and support staff

Clinical Research Nurse

Melanie Aikebuse, RN

Melanie is a Study Coordinator and Registered Nurse who has gained previous experience in clinical trial research through her work as a Clinical Research Nurse in Australia. She is highly experienced in phlebotomy and has a background in clinical sciences.

Clinical Research Nurse

Judy Coote, RN

Judy is a Study Coordinator and Registered Nurse and has over 12 years' experience in clinical trial coordination. Judy's experience also includes data management, medical coding and administration of cognitive rating scales

Clinical Research Nurse

Donna Reeves, RN

Donna is a Study Coordinator and Registered Nurse who has extensive clinical experience including in respiratory and diabetes care, and has clinical trial experience in public health facilities.

Clinical Research Nurse

Cath Donald, RN

Cath is a Study Coordinator and Registered Nurse. Her clinical experience includes Emergency, ICU and Mental Health. Previous to training to be a Registered Nurse Cath worked as a Database Manager for an Events Management Company, and for two NGO's as a Database Officer.

Admin and Operations Assistant

Kate Carter

Kate has previously worked in both finance and customer service roles within Griffith University and as a support educator within the Pharmaceutical and IT industries.

Contact us

Start your trial with us as a researcher or volunteer to be a part of our current trials.