MASC Trials Team
Elizabeth Paton
Executive Officer
Elizabeth (Libby) Paton (BSc, BA, MAICD) has successfully secured $AU20+ million in competitive research funding from Australian and international sources, since commencing in the role. Reporting to the board of MASC Trials, she is responsible for the growing (8+) team and oversees the research portfolio. MASC Trials (formerly ANZMTG) has grown from 25 to 1,600+ members representing 32+ countries. The research portfolio consists of 40+ phase II and III randomised controlled trials with more than 2,600+ recruited patients from 100+ leading melanoma units internationally.

Libby graduated from the University of Sydney, with a Bachelor Degree in Science (Biostatistics and Psychology) and Arts (German literature and Fine Arts) in 2002. Libby commenced employment in the pharmaceutical industry specialising in oncology research with Merck Serono in Sydney, Australia; MDS Pharma, Singapore and Novartis Pty Ltd in Berlin with Premier Research based in Darmstadt, Germany. She has also completed executive management qualifications with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Australian School of Applied Management.

Libby pursues research excellence in all aspects of her role to ensure the delivery of clinically relevant trials which will directly improve and impact the treatment of patients diagnosed with melanoma. She is delighted to work with MASC Trials to develop evidence that changes clinical care and feels privileged to work alongside world-leading oncologists, allied health staff and researchers to develop world-class research which addresses clinical questions that any one single institution would be able to complete. In case you have any suggestions or questions please do not hesitate to contact Libby - she is always keen to hear from current and new members..

Narelle Williams
Senior Project Officer

Narelle Williams (RN, MPH, GradDipNurs (Surg), BAppSc (Nurs)) studied nursing through University of Sydney and worked for many years as a registered nurse in Surgical, High Dependency and Intensive Care. She worked for many years as a Clinical Trial Coordinator at the Centre for Kidney Research at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead on investigator-initiated clinical trials and qualitative research. She completed a Master of Public Health in 2010.

Narelle commenced at MASC Trials (formerly ANZMTG) in late 2016 and is currently responsible for overseeing the growing portfolio of melanoma and skin cancer clinical trials including supporting the development of new trials in the MASC Trials portfolio.

Vikki Steel
Clinical Data Project Officer
Vikki has worked within clinical trials for the past 9 years, with the majority of that time spent as a Clinical Data Manager. Her experience spans across Phase I-III studies in relation to lung, gynae, breast and haematological cancers. Since joining MASC Trials (formerly ANZMTG) in 2012, Vikki has contributed to the setup and running of a number of melanoma trials and enjoys the variety in her day to day work that comes with working in such a dynamic field.