Eleanor McFadden, Managing Director

Eleanor McFadden founded FSS after returning from the US in 2000. She has almost 40 years of experience in the management of clinical trials, including more than 20 years spent with Frontier Science Foundation in Boston, MA, USA where she was Director of the Coordinating Center for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. She has authored a book – Management of Data in Clinical Trials and served as the President of the Society for Clinical Trials. She has served on many ad hoc review panels for various organisations such as the US National Cancer Institute, Cancer Research UK, the Irish Health Research Board and has been chair of the International Panel for the UKCRN review and registration of UK Clinical Trials Units. She has won several awards including the Scottish Life Sciences Business Leader of the Year in 2015.

Eric Riley, Senior Clinical Trials Manager

Eric joined FSS in 2018 as a Senior Clinical Trials Manager. He has over 15 years of project management experience working across the healthcare sector including in treatment provision, academic research and healthcare management both in the UK and US. Prior to joining FSS, he was Director of a research group managing psychiatric clinical research trials for psychopharmalogical therapies and fMRI scanning studies for Dartmouth College and its affiliated medical centre, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, in New Hampshire, USA.

Fergus Daly, Biostatistics Team Lead

Fergus leads the Statistics and Programming team at FSS where the primary focus is the design, analysis and reporting of international regulatory breast cancer trials, but includes other work in quality of life, lung cancer, colorectal cancer and neuropathic pain.

Julie Jackson, Quality Assurance Team Lead

Julie joined FSS in 2013 and now leads the Quality Assurance (QA) Team. She has 16 years QA project experience working in GxP environments across pharmaceutical, medical device, collaborative research, drug supply chain industries and has also worked in the NHS in data management.

Robin McConnell, Data Management Team Lead

Robin is responsible for all data management activities at FSS and is specifically involved in oversight of the FSS role in the study management of Phase 3 global regulatory breast cancer trials, and various international research studies where data management is done by FSS.

Prior to working for FSS, Robin spent 6 years as a project manager for a Global CRO’s Laboratory division, providing centralised lab facilities for the pharmaceutical industry.

Cherie McGibbon, Business Support Team Lead

Cherie joined FSS in May 2012 and now leads the Business Support Team. She has over 25 years experience working in finance, HR and administration roles.