Meet the Team

Ilaria Mirabile
Head of the ECMC Programme Office
+44 (0) 203 469 6056
Hannah Brown
Project Manager (Workforce)
+44 (0) 203 469 5381
Sharan Sandhu
Programme Office Manager
+44 (0) 203 469 5393
Cathy McDowell
Combinations Alliance Manager
+ 44 (0) 20 3469 6958
Lyndall McLellan
Combinations Alliance Manager
+ 44 (0) 20 3469 6906
Zoe Boylan
Combinations Alliance Study Manager
+ 44 (0) 20 3469 6992
Sheona Scales
Paediatric Network Manager
+44 (0) 203 469 6701
Dominique Capostagno
Data Manager
+44 (0) 203 469 5420
Siru Virtanen
Project Manager (Reporting)
0203 469 8766
Agnieszka Wabik
Project Manager (Capabilities)
+44 (0) 203 469 8307
Ellie Foot
Project Officer
+44 (0) 203 469 8764
Alex Briggs
Student Combinations Alliance Assistant/ Communications
+ 44 (0) 203 469 6845
The ECMC Programme Office
The Programme Office is the team that works to support the Network and encourage growth and collaboration between the ECMC Network.  The team is based in Cancer Research UK and is supported by the National Institute for Health Research.
The Programme Office achieve this through their hard work in the following areas:


Trial Harmonisation

The Programme Office team strives to promote the ground-breaking work being carried out by the ECMC Network, such that it is recognised as being a world competitor in this field of study.

Key to this recognition is the assurance that the trials are delivered efficiently in both time and target.

In partnership with the Health Research Authority (HRA), the Programme Office has developed new assessment processes that allow for the streamlined delivery of this research across multi-site trials.

Read more about the programme here.


Training and Sharing of Expertise

The Programme Office promotes expertise through training schemes and workshop events held across the Network. 

Traineeships and short-term placements plans have been established by the ECMC Programme Office to allow staff from a range of backgrounds to promote and enhance their expertise across the Network. 

An extensive online ECMC Training Directory and national conferences are other learning resources provided that encourages the formation of new collaborations between the ECMCs.


Patient & Public Involvement

The Programme Office established an ECMC Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) group that actively encourages all ECMCs to involve patients and the public in their work as a matter of standard practice.  

It aims to raise the profile of the Network on a national level, as well as allowing centres to learn from each other.



The Programme Office aims to enhance the profile of the Network by sharing important activities and achievements through:

- this website

- newsletters

- media coverage