Eileen Bisley
Managing Director, Clinical Trials NZ Ltd (CTNZ), Hamilton, NZ

Eileen has played a pivotal role in the establishment of CTNZ (formerly known as Waikato Clinical Research) which, over time, has been the longest free-standing acute pain trials unit in New Zealand.

Waikato Clinical Research was founded in 1978 and Eileen has performed several roles since joining in 1989. These include being a Research co-ordinator, clinical trials manager and later Managing Director and owner of CTNZ Ltd.

She has 25 years experience across the phases of drug development from a clinical trials perspective which includes clinical trials co-ordination and ethics review.  She works in both the public and private health sectors and also has expertise in managing industry sponsored clinical trials which includes being involved in Investigator lead research. Over the years Eileen, Medical staff and Nurses from CTNZ have played a significant role in helping companies bring their compounds to the market.

In addition Eileen is an author on several publications for acute pain trials. She holds a Masters degree in Nursing and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies and is currently on the executive committee for NZACRes for which she holds the role of convenor for the 2017 conference.