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Dr Lisette Nixon

Research Fellow - Senior Trial Manager in Solid Tumours


I joined the Wales Cancer Trials Unit as a Trial Manager in September 2006 initially as manager for the SCOPE 1 trial. I then took on co-ordination of the WCTU Translational Working Group and became a member of the NCRI Radiotherapy Trials Quality Assurance group. I also became Trial Manager of I-START. I was promoted to Senior Trial Manager role in July 2010, taking on line management of the Trial Managers within the WCTU and also became the Trial Manager for ROCS. I now have an active role in oversight of many of the trials on the WCTU portfolio, in particular lung and gastrointestinal areas. I have provided short term trial management of SCALOP, NEOSCOPE and SCOPE2, currently only managing I-START.

I have developed a particular specialism is Chemo-radiotherapy and Radiotherapy trials, and now have a role in developing these trials. I have recently submitted funding bids in for additional trials in this area.

Previous research experience includes clinical laboratory research in the respiratory medicine department of Cardiff University, in particular in both Cystic Fibrosis and COPD. I also spent a number of years testing of new chemical entities as an assistant pharmacologist in the pharmaceutical industry.

I have a BSc in Pharmacology, a PhD in respiratory medicine/cell biology, and a PGCE (PCET) with experience of teaching in higher education.


Education and Qualifications

2006: PGCE/Cert Ed (PCET) (University of Wales Institute Cardiff)

2004: PhD Neutrophil function in patients with cystic fibrosis and chronic pulmonary infection. (Cardiff University)

1992: BSc (Hons) (Pharmacology) (University of East London)

1989: HNC (Applied Biology) (University of Hertfordshire)

Career Overview

Senior Trial Manager (July 2010 to date), Wales Cancer Trials Unit, Centre for Trials Research

Trial Manager (Sept 2006 to June 2010), Wales Cancer Trials Unit.

Research Associate (Nov 1992 to Sept 2006), Department of Respiratory Medicine, Cardiff University.

Lecturer (occasional, part time) Biomedical Science (Sept 2005 to Mar 08), University of Wales Institute Cardiff

Associate Lecturer, Open University. SK121:Understanding Cardiovascular disease (September 2007 to October 2010); SDK125: Introduction to Healthcare studies (September 2008 to June 2015)

Assistant Pharmacologist, Glaxo Group Research (now GSK), (November 1987 to Octover 1992)

Professional memberships

British Society of Immunology, member 14311, 1997