Research Operations Manager

Karen oversees all the operational aspects of our clinical trial program.

She is a values driven leader, manager and mentor with 30+ years’ experience in clinical research in the UK and NZ. She is experienced managing both pharma and investigator initiated research.

Karen is able to bring a varied lens to the role of Research Operations Manager having worked as a Research Nurse, Monitor, Project Manager, Operations Manager and General Manager. Her passion for research stems from being at the forefront of science and making a difference to health and wellbeing outcomes.

About Us


Aotearoa Clinical Trials is a fully integrated research unit based at Middlemore Hospital in the heart of South Auckland, New Zealand.

We perform biopharma and medical device clinical trials in partnership with all hospital departments focusing on the diseases and long term health conditions that affect our diverse community.



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