Meet the Team

Sheona Scales
Head of ECMC Programme Office
+44 (0) 203 469 6701
Manages the ECMC Programme Office, Liaise with funders and sponsor key projects. 
Neil Bhattacharjee
Project Officer
+44 (0) 203 469 6784
ECMC admin contact for any enquiries, newsletter sign-ups and more.  Managing the EOI process and NDAs. 
Amy Wiles
Project Officer
ECMC admin contact for any enquiries, newsletter sign-ups and more.  Managing the EOI process and NDAs. 
Sharan Sandhu
ECMC Network Delivery Lead
+44 (0) 203 469 5393
Bringing Industry and the network together for study opportunities, to develop and deliver our business  development plans and Project lead for Complex Innovative Design Trials paper, governance for groups and committees. 
Hannah Brown
Project Manager (Workforce)
+44 (0) 203 469 5381
Manages the Junior Investigator and Research Nurses groups and has oversight of communications activity across the team.
Caroline-May Huxley
Children and Young People Manager
+44 (0) 2034698764
Focusing on improving access to clinical trials and biobanking for Teenage and Young Adult cancer patients. Delivering Cancer Research UK's Children and Young People Research Strategy.
Catherine Cowell
Research Manager
+44 (0) 203 469 6126
Managing the Quinquennial Review of the ECMC network. Additionally facilitates Medtech engagement with the network and opportunities to accelerate translational research via ECMC network engagement.
Lamise Nasr
Paediatric Network Manager
Supports the Paediatric network strategy and operationally. Manages the delivery of the Paediatric network programme of work, Paediatric Study-Start Up Project, Regional network and strategy groups, Patient and Public Involvement and Expression of Interests.
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