Ruksana Isaji

Senior Trials Assistant

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Brook Building, BB412

+44 (0) 1772 89 3588

RIsaji1@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Public Health

Ruksana began work at UCLan in August 2018 as part of the trial management team at the Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit.

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Ruksana has a background in biomedical science research working within the NHS as well as for pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions. Prior to joining the LCTU, Ruksana worked for the Public Health England at the Vaccine Evaluation Unit. Ruksana specialised in research and clinical trials for the serological determination of immune responses to Neisseria meningitidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae following vaccination or disease on a national and international basis.

As part of the trial management team, Ruksana works across several trials from project initiation through to trial closure. Such responsibilities include: costings, risk assessments, data management, centre-set-up, recruitment, as well as follow up and analysis. Ruksana works across many trials within the CTU ensuring compliance during trial progress. Her role includes collaboration with various teams and maintaining good relationships for site management to ensure smooth functioning and delivery of all study activities.

Qualifications
  • M.Sc. Biomedicine, University of Lancaster, 2007-2008
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, University of Durham, 2004-2007
  • Good Clinical Practice, NIHR, 2012-current date
  • STEM Ambassador, 2016 – current date
Memberships
  • Trial Managers Network, 2017- current date

Projects

ICONS II: Identifying continence options after stroke

IMPROVISE: The National Institute for Health Research Global Health Research Group on IMPROVIng Stroke carE in India at The University of Central Lancashire

CONVINCE: COlchicine for preventioN of Vascular Inflammation in Non-CardioEmbolic stroke – a randomised clinical trial of low-dose colchicine for secondary prevention after stroke

COMMITS: Confirming the Mechanism of Motivational Interviewing Therapy after Stroke: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial

WORKWELL: A randomised controlled trial of job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis: the WORKWELL trial