Paratus Clinical has assembled an experienced team across medical, recruitment and management disciplines. Supported by clinical staff across all locations, the leadership team is dedicated to conducting efficient clinical trials for all our clients.
Dave has been Chairman of Paratus Clinical from its inception in 2015 and is currently Executive Chairman. He is a Venture Partner at Carthona Capital, which is the main Venture Capital backer of Paratus. Dave has a background in operations management and consulting across numerous industries. He successfully founded and built Australia’s leading Operations Consulting business, Portland Group, and in 2012 exited this business in a sale to Infosys. Since 2014 he has been investing in and advising early stage companies across various sectors including healthcare.
Chief Operations Officer
Carolyn has worked in clinical trials since 2002 within the public hospital system, industry, and now private sites. A lawyer specialising in clinical trial compliance, regulation and quality, Carolyn has consulted to a number of sponsors in regard to their clinical trial regulatory obligations. She has trained clinical trial teams in this regulation and compliance, in particular ICH GCP. Carolyn understands the clinical trial process from initial review to final reporting, having sat as Secretary of various research committees including Human Research Ethics Committees, Animal Ethics Committees, and Institutional Biosafety Committees. After serving on the Paratus Board since inception, Carolyn headed up Paratus Clinical’s Quality team in 2019 and now leads Paratus in the operation of all clinical trials across our four sites.
Chief Commercial Officer
Matt has worked in the medical and clinical research industry since 2000, with experience working for multinational companies in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America, holding positions of increasing responsibility in business development and commercial leadership. In 2015 he was a Co-Founder of Paratus Clinical, sought and attained funding to establish and develop the business of which he is now a Director and Chief Commercial Officer for.
Dr. Amber Leah
Principal Investigator, Canberra
Dr Leah graduated from the Australia National University and then completed training with ACT Health and the Calvary hospitals, prior to moving into General Practice in Canberra. She has further training in Child Health and Palliative Care.
Dr. Fiona Napier-Flood
Principal Investigator, Western Sydney
Dr. Napier-Flood graduated from the University of Notre Dame. She completed her hospital training in Westmead, Auburn and Westmead Children's Hospital and has worked in several general practices across Sydney. She also has further training in Children's health. Prior to medicine, she completed a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the University of Sydney in 1993 and worked in medical research for over 15 years.
Dr. Joshua Kim
Principal Investigator, Central Coast
Dr. Kim graduated from the University of NSW. He underwent training at numerous hospitals in Sydney including the Prince of Wales Hospital and Concord General Repatriation Hospital. His interests in multi-disciplinary approaches to patient care extended to further clinical experience in Cardiology, Gastro-Intestinal Surgery, Orthopaedics, Vascular Surgery and Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Mariam Chaalan
Principal Investigator, Western Sydney
Dr Chaalan graduated from the University of Wollongong, completed her training at Concord and St George’s Hospital, plus an ongoing Master’s in Public Health at the University of Sydney. She has worked overseas in Africa as a medical volunteer, in GP practices in Sydney and for the Home Doctors service.
Dr. Sheetal Bull
Principal Investigator, Brisbane
Dr. Bull graduated from the University of Wales (UK) in 2009, completely his medical training in a number of hospitals in the UK. After which he completed further training in Psychiatry and holds MRC Psych from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has also worked as a non-VR GP (with special interest in mental health and addictions) in Australia since 2016. Dr Bull also runs the co-located primary care practice (with 5 practicing GPs).
Corporate Administration Officer
Database and Systems Manager
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