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Dr Ric DeGaris takes a holistic approach to health and medicine. To complement his training in pharmacology and almost three decades in the biopharmaceutical industry, Ric is also a qualified personal trainer. “Health has always been a keen focus of mine. My science background and career has been about finding a treatment or cure. The MORE

Legalising medicinal cannabis in Australia

The history of medicinal cannabis in Australia has been fraught with anger, disappointment and confusion. In the eyes of medicinal cannabis advocates, Australia had fallen behind the rest of the world, with countries such as the United States, Canada, Israel and the Netherlands having already passed legislation. In 2016, the Federal government decriminalised the use MORE

Tristan Iseli – regrowing limbs to brain research

Tristan Iseli is a busy man – he packs a huge amount into his day and lives by his motto of “work hard play hard.” He explains, “I work both ends of the day and 8 hours in the middle. I have competing interests and try to fit in as much as I can.” At MORE

Melbourne – the Frontier of Stroke Research

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers. With 56,000 new and recurrent strokes every year, it’s a race against the clock to treat patients before they lose valuable brain tissue. But with an innovative new approach being tested by Australian researchers and clinicians, the stage is set for a massive change in the way we MORE

Cleo Moore – Yoga teacher to Clinical Research Associate

  Did you know that before Cleo began her career as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA), she was a yoga teacher?  She exclaims, ‘I love yoga, I have practised yoga for most of my life and I am a qualified yoga teacher. I spent 3 months in Hawaii to do further training and I continued MORE

Health Europa – Neuroscience Trials Australia – leading the way in clinical trials

Why Australia is undoubtably the place to be for conducting clinical trials in the neuroscience space. Neuroscience Trials Australia is an Australian-based, niche, not-for-profit contract research organisation (CRO), specialising in neuroscience clinical research. Founded in 2001, the CRO was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the MORE

Working together to develop vital and novel therapies for Alzheimer’s disease

As the drug development pipeline is one fraught with obstacles, with the process from bench to bedside taking as long as 15 years and at a cost of approximately $USD2.6 billion, conducting high quality clinical trials is of paramount importance. With factors to consider such as recruitment and cohort diversity to infrastructure and skilled support MORE

Dr Jacqui Waterkeyn – from vaccine development to Clinical Operations

  Jacqui is the Head of Clinical Operations at Neuroscience Trials Australia, a niche CRO with a current portfolio of over 40 trials in neuroscience across more than 200 clinical research sites in Australia and New Zealand. The portfolio includes a combination of commercial and investigator-initiated studies. That’s not all, Jacqui is also responsible for MORE

Dr Tina Soulis – CEO of niche not-for-profit CRO, Neuroscience Trials Australia

Tina is currently CEO of Neuroscience Trials Australia and has over 25 years of experience in the pharma and biotech industry. She also trained as a medical researcher until she found her calling in the clinical trials space. One of Tina’s greatest successes she says, ‘has been the relaunch, growth and expansion of Neuroscience Trials MORE