Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit

Staff Profile

Clare Bowes

Clinical Trial Administrator


I am currently a clinical trial administrator working on the ENHANCE-D and HAPO+4Kids trials.

I have working in a variety of professional and administrative support within the Faculty of Medical Sciences ranging from meeting coordination, minute taking, financial management, to estates and conference coordination.

Currently studying for the Associate Project Manager qualification through the Apprenticeship Scheme with Derwentside College and the support of the university.

My previously position was with the Stroke Research Group from October 2016, I provided project support for the Treatment of Poor-grade Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Trial 2 (TOPSAT2), STABILISE, RATULS, PASTA and PEARS2 research projects along with general administration which involved managing the group's finances (monitoring budgets, reporting and purchasing), estates and IT matters, providing advice and assistance to other members of the team on anything from University recruitment processes, annual leave). 

I was PA to Prof Helen Rodgers, Emerita Clinical Professor of Stroke Care prior to her retirement and Professor Phil White, Professor of Neuroradiology.

I started working at Newcastle University in April 2008, in the School of Marine Science & Technology (MaST). 

I held a number of roles in MaST during my 8 years with the school. Initially employed as the Singapore programme secretary when the campus in Singapore was launched and opened in Sept 2008.

This involved student recruitment from application through to graduation, including all the programme management for exams, coursework, the Overseas Immersion Programme (Held annually in the summer between first and second year when the students came to the UK). As the campus expanded to additional schools within the SaGE Faculty I was responsible for the training of staff in the additional schools on the processes in place. 

When NUIS was founded in 2009 I was the company's finance officer for the first 12-18 months of business, working with staff in Singapore from the UK.

Progressing to the undergraduate Marine Technology programmes secretary, covering all the UG programmes in the UK and Singapore. 

My last role within MaST was School Resources Assistant, which involved all the estates (refurbishment,s allocation of desk space to new staff and PhD students), finance (School Purchasing card, travel & expenses, WIC/WIA invoice coding, financial reports), Assisting with recruitment and selection processes, IT (computers, network, telephones and printers) or the school.