Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit

Staff Profile

Dr Miranda Morton

Trial Manager


I have been a Trial Manager at the Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU) since June 2017. I am currently working on the following clinical trials:

  • Dual Bronchodilators in Bronchiectasis Study (DIBS). Full trial title: A pragmatic, multicentre, placebo-controlled, 3-arm, double-blinded, randomised controlled trial, incorporating an internal pilot, to determine the role of bronchodilators in preventing exacerbations of bronchiectasis.

  • AuToDeCRA 2. A single centre, experimental medicine study investigating the route of delivery and efficacy of autologous tolerogenic dendritic cell (tolDC) therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

My role as a Trial Manager includes managing a portfolio of research studies from set-up through to delivery and close down, including site monitoring. 


I have 15 years of experience of working in research; as a laboratory based scientist as well as in trial management roles. I have worked in both academic and health care settings on a variety of research projects including translational research and first-in-human, CTIMP, ATMP and surgical clinical trials.  . 


  • PhD, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University
  • MRes, Medical and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University
  • BSc (Hons) Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Newcastle University

Relevant Previous Positions

  • Oncology Trials Coordinator, Aug 2014 - Jun 2017 (Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Research Associate, Feb 2012 - Jul 2014 (Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University)
  • Research Technician, Feb 2011 - Feb 2012 (Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University)


  • UK Trial Managers Network