Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit

Staff Profile

Jenn Walker

Senior Trial Manager



My current role as Senior Trial Manager involves providing leadership in clinical trial management to enable effective development and delivery of a portfolio of trials across several therapeutic areas. This involves ensuring trials are managed in line with sponsor, research governance and regulatory requirements. The role involves working in a high-pressure environment, identifying and mitigating risks and working to tight deadlines.

I also provide line management to Trial Managers within the unit, and contribute to and support ongoing training and development for individuals as well as the unit as a whole.



Current trials:

  • A Randomised Controlled Trial of the Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Low Level Laser in the Management of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Irradiation, LiTEFORM, NIHR HTA

  • Evaluation of Efficacy, Outcomes and Safety of a New Infant Haemodialysis and Ultrafiltration Machine in Clinical Use, I-KID, EME

  • Managing Repetitive Behaviours: A clinical and cost effectiveness trial of a parent group intervention to manage restricted and repetitive behaviours in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, MRB, NIHR HTA

  • A randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial of pramipexole in addition to mood stabilisers for patients with treatment resistant bipolar depression, PAX-BD, NIHR HTA

  • The Prostate Cancer Androgen Receptor Splice Variant 7 Biomarker Study - A multicentre randomised feasibility trial of biomarker-guided personalised treatment in patients with advanced prostate cancer, VARIANT, NIHR RfPB


Clark E, Morton M, Sharma S, et al Prostate cancer androgen receptor splice variant 7 biomarker study - a multicentre randomised feasibility trial of biomarker-guided personalised treatment in patients with advanced prostate cancer (the VARIANT trial) study protocol BMJ Open 2019;9:e034708. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034708

 Waugh J, Hooper R, Lamb E, Robson S, Shennan A, Milne F, Price C, Thangaratinam S, Berdunov V & Bingham* J. Spot protein-creatinine ratio and spot albumin-creatinine ratio in the assessment of pre-eclampsia: a diagnostic accuracy study with decision-analytic model-based economic evaluation and acceptability analysis. Health Technol Assess 2017;21(61)

 Ayuk P, Kampouraki E1 Truemann A, Sidgwick F, McDonald L, Bingham* J, Murphy P, Kamali F.Investigation of dabigatran secretion into breast milk: Implications for oral thromboprophylaxis in post-partum women. Am J Hematol. 2020 Jan;95(1):E10-E13. doi: 10.1002/ajh.25652. Epub 2019 Oct 17.