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Avianna Laws

Cardiovascular Clinical Research Coordinator

I joined the Cardiovascular Research Team in January 2015 as a Clinical Research Coordinator, having previously held roles in the Neurogenetics and Respiratory departments. During this time I have worked on over 50+ projects facilitating research within the Oxford Heart Centre and ensuring the smooth set-up, running and management of clinical trials.  My research experience includes coordinating single and multi-centered commercial, non-commercial, co-sponsored and complicated randomized controlled CT-IMP, non-CTIMP and medical device studies from their set-up stage through to completion.

These studies encompass the full range of cardiovascular sub-specialities:

  • Intervention
  • Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) 
  • Imaging
  • Surgical
  • Heart Failure 

I also manage the Research Data Coordination team on a day to day basis where we are responsible for ensuring the accuracy, completeness and consistency of data collected and stored by the study teams to achieve high quality and ethical research that meets national and departmental standards for good clinical practice.  Most of the research I support is listed on the NIHR Portfolio to utilise the great benefits gained from being part of a clinical research network. In 2015 I organised the Cardiovascular Symposium for the Thames Valley & South Midlands clinical research network groups to bring together researchers and research staff from around the region. The theme discussed some of the innovative technological advances that our patients can benefit from by taking part in our current research trials, such as micro and leadless pacemakers and bioabsorbable stents.