Our Team

BSc MBioMedSci
Chief Executive

Gabrielle brings 14 years’ of 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.

Research Manager

A headshot of Katja Loewe

Katja brings extensive ethical, legal, and regulatory knowledge complemented by five years’ of project management experience, supporting large investigator-initiated clinical trials. After joining MASC Trials as CRA in 2021, Katja is drawing on her experience in leading teams in her role as Research Manager. With an analytical approach to problem-solving and a track record of stakeholder management, Katja supports clinicians to deliver high-quality research that improves outcomes for patients.

BSc(Hons) MSc
Senior Clinical Research Associate

Sharon has over 13 years of clinical trial experience and has worked across investigator-initiated, collaborative and commercial studies in neurology and oncology. She has previously managed a large portfolio of phase I-III studies and was responsible for feasibility assessments, resource and contract negotiations, and start up activities. Sharon is also an experienced medical writer covering melanoma, multiple sclerosis and stroke publications.

BBusComm GradDipBusMgmt
Marketing and Communications Manager

Merrin has worked in marketing communications for 25 years, many of which have been in the medical research and university sectors. Before joining MASC Trials she supported brain and biomedical imaging researchers with their communications activities. Merrin enjoys the challenge of communicating complex scientific concepts to the public and assisting those involved in research to share their findings with diverse audiences.

Clinical Research Associate

Louise has worked in clinical trials for over 10 years with extensive experience in site coordination and participant recruitment. Louise began her career in Nucleus Network and worked largely in early Phase healthy volunteer trials. She then moved to the Alfred Haematology Clinical Research Unit and specialised in haemophilia trials. Having worked closely with patients and their families, Louise understands the significance of improving treatments for patients.

Clinical Research Associate

Carla has over 18 years of extensive knowledge and expertise in medical research, clinical and laboratory operations, ethical and regulatory requirements and clinical trial project coordination and management. Carla is highly driven and ardent in assisting stakeholders to realise projects that improve the quality of life for patients and their families, whilst contributing significantly to medical research.

BBiotechMedRes PhD
Research Development Officer / Clinical Research Associate

Sam finished his PhD in neuroscience at La Trobe University in 2020. He recently completed a post doctoral position at Monash University in a preclinical research lab focusing on neurometabolism and cancer immunotherapy. During this time Sam developed a strong interest in pursuing a career in cancer research and improving patient outcomes through the delivery of clinical trials and combination treatments.

BSc GradDip 
Clinical Data Manager

Simon has over 15 years’ experience working as a data manager in dermatology and skin diseases. With a background in research and data analysis in a healthcare setting, he brings an analytical and scientific approach to the position. He is passionate about the role that data analysis and clinical investigations can have in providing valuable insights into disease processes, treatment opportunities and advances in patient outcomes and quality of life.

Clinical Data Manager

Daniel holds a BDS in Dentistry (Colombia), a Diploma of Project Management, and he is currently undertaking a Master of Public Health. He has clinical and data management skills and experience in oncology studies and the dentistry field. Daniel enjoys the different challenges within his role, and focusing on the importance of clinical trials for the development of new therapies and interventions.

Clinical Data Manager

Before graduating with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in 2020, Lucas worked as a Research Assistant at Austin Health. During this time, he gained valuable experience in clinical research focused on assessing the mental and physical health outcomes of hormone replacement therapy for transgender individuals. Before working in clinical research, Lucas was a veterinary nurse for six years.

BSc CertIV Bookkeeping DipAcc
Administrative Assistant

Ally has worked in a variety of industries and positions, including pharmaceutical, environmental consulting, agriculture, defence, and hospital pharmacy, in both an administrative capacity and in the laboratory.

Ally’s skills in scientific cognisance, administrative proficiency and financial acumen support the MASC Trials team.

Biostatistician (Monash University)

Alan is a Senior Research Fellow within the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. He has over 20 years’ experience as a biostatistician and is passionate about harnessing the power of statistics and data analytics for the solution of real-world health problems. He has extensive experience in all phases of clinical trials from phase I first-in-human trials through to phase 3 practice changing trials, specialising in oncology.

Biostatistician (Monash University)

Rory is a Professor of Biostatistics within the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. He contributes to many epidemiological, public health and clinical research studies. Rory also leads research on statistical methodology applied to health research and is the head of the Australian Trials Methodology research network which seeks to evaluate, enhance and apply innovative methodology for trials.