Melanie joined the company in 2000 following completion of her PhD in Cell Biology at Manchester University. She started work as a trainee Clinical Research Associate (CRA) and after working extensively in Phase I studies, moved into later phase work and then project management mainly in the field of oncology.
Melanie also progressed within the company, being promoted to CRA Team Manager in 2004 and then to Director of Clinical Operations in 2007. As a result of her experience working in a variety of clinical research settings and facilities over the years, Melanie has the ability to apply her knowledge of the clinical research industry to advise clients on their specific requirements. With her keen attention to detail and focus on customer service, Melanie ensures that Illingworth Research provides each client with the complete and careful attention that they require.