Our Team

BSc(Hons) GradDipBusAdmin GAICD
Chief Executive

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Aileen brings extensive experience in executive and consulting roles across commercial and not-for-profit organisations within medical research, medical and scientific publishing, and the charity sector. She has built high performing business units in organisations across Australia, Europe and Asia, with strengths in governance, operational excellence, strategy, organisational transformation, and fundraising. Aileen is committed to working with stakeholders to build relationships and our trial portfolio.

BEd(Sec)Sci PhD
Research Manager

Marina has dedicated her career to clinical research and brings 30 years of experience in early and late phase interventional studies and mechanistic trials, community-based trials and observational research.  She has expertise in research governance, ethics, protocol development, project co-ordination and management of investigator-initiated clinical trials.  Marina is passionate about supporting investigators to realise their research dreams.

BSc(Biochem) MBioMedSci
Clinical Research Associate

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Gabrielle brings 13 years cross-industry management experience in US- and Australian-led, multi-centre clinical studies and early phase investigator-initiated research in diabetes (device) and gastroenterology (vaccine). She has a biomedical background and notable success in technical projects with a variety of university and industry stakeholders in the biotechnology and medical technology industries. Gabrielle is passionate about research that improves patient treatment options and outcomes.

BExPhys MS
Clinical Data Manager

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Junya trained as an exercise physiologist and applies his research experience managing trials in the fields of muscle physiology and biomechanics. He has strong analytical skills and broad medical research knowledge which he brings to the melanoma and skin cancer research sector. He is inspired by working with committed medical and clinical trial experts translating new research findings into community and hospital settings.

CertIVBusAdmin DipAcc
Senior Office Administrator

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With over 15 years of administrative experience, Liz’s career commenced in hospital pharmacy, before transitioning to finance in the private sector. With a passion for health and community service, Liz returned to executive administration within a hospital setting, working in Radiation Oncology and then Emergency Services, before her appointment with MASC Trials. Highly skilled and motivated, Liz is always keen to take on new challenges.

Clinical Research Associate

Headshot of Daniela Seminara Clinical Research Associate at Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials

Daniela is a qualified pharmacist with experience in community pharmacy, and management of Phase I to IV clinical trials in Australia and the UK. Daniela is a strong advocate for patients and driven by teamwork, building strong relationships and gaining the respect of key stakeholders in order to contribute to improving the health and well-being of those in the community.

Project Officer

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Melissa has lived through more than a decade of melanoma treatments and brings her experience and her passion for improving lives to her research and advocacy role at MASC Trials. Throughout her extensive career in hospitality management, Melissa built business performance and led cultural change. She volunteers as a Consumer Advisor at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and is a believer in the power of research to improve patient outcomes.

Clinical Data Manager

Headshot of Victoria Steel Clinical Data Manager at Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials

Vikki has more than 10 years’ experience in data management within oncology clinical trials, both in Australia and the UK. She has an eye for detail and appreciates that high quality data underpins clinical trial results. She enjoys the learning opportunities her role provides and feels privileged to be part of a research team that strives to make a difference to diagnosis and treatment.

BSc(Hons) MS MPH PhD
Clinical Data Manager

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Sandra holds a BSc (Biology) from Colombia and completed her MSc and PhD in Brazil, where she worked in basic research in cervical cancer. Driven by a strong interest in and belief in the power of clinical trials, Sandra completed a Master of Public Health at Monash University. Sandra worked in health economics research, data analysis and in the pharmaceutical industry before joining MASC Trials.

BBiomedSc, BSc(Hon) MRes(MedImagingSci) PhD
Clinical Research Associate

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May Lin holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne and a Master in Medical Imaging Sciences from King’s College, London. She has extensive experience as a biomedical researcher in leading medical research institutes across medical imaging, immunology and cancer. May Lin is passionate about being at the forefront of clinical research and the critical role clinical trials play in positively impacting in patient care.