Kathleen Irish, MS

Manager of Clinicaltrials NSW
NSW Office of Health and Medical Research, Australia

Kath is the Manager of clinicaltrialsNSW, NSW Office for Health and Medical Research. Kath has worked in clinical trials for 25 years, exclusively at sites before moving to the NSW Health Clinical Trials Support Unit in the Ministry of Health in 2021. She has worked in Adult and Paediatric units, in Public, Private and Public Private Partnership hospitals, in local, national, and international trials from Phase I through Phase IV. Having worked in sites for most of her career, Kath has a dedication to supporting and representing site staff as key stakeholders in the clinical research sector. Kath has taken secondments to a Local Health District CTSU, and to a Local Health District Research Office. Kath has recently finished a term as Deputy Chair of an Institutional Human Research Ethics Committee. Kath studied a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Applied Mathematics and Statistics; and has a Master of Studies. She is currently pursuing her passion for Human Rights and studying a Master of Human Rights (Social Policy specialisation).

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