Welcome Talia and Rosie to the ECMC Programme Office

14 Dec 2023
Photo of Talia and Rosie
The ECMC Programme Office recently welcomed Talia Macauley Kelly [TMK] (left), Paediatric Impact & Engagement Manager and Rosie Richardson [RR] (right), Data Analyst to the team, increasing our capabilities to support the delivery of early-phase clinical trials sooner. Find out more about them below. 
What is your role in the ECMC Programme Office and how long have you been with the team?
TMK: I joined the Programme Office in early December 2023 as Paediatric Impact and Engagement Manager. 
RR: My role is Data Analyst and I joined at the end November 2023. 
What was your experience before joining the Programme Office?
TMK: Before joining the Programme Office, I worked on the Patient Involvement Team at Cancer Research UK. My main focus in this role was working with people affected by cancer on our Cancer Insights Panels to help shape and influence work across the charity.  
RR: Prior to this I worked at Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity, in the IT team. My role involved automating data transfer between systems, database administration and general data stewardship and business analysis across the organisation. 
Who or what inspires you?
TMK: I am inspired by the strength of people affected by cancer who share their stories and use their experiences of cancer to help improve future care, treatment and outcomes. Their voices are a crucial part of the work we do and a powerful reminder of why we do it.
RR: I am inspired by anyone that dedicates their life to helping other people, be that frontline health workers, social care workers, charity workers - anyone that works with and for people for social good! 
What’s something you’re proud of?
TMK: Over the course of July 2017,  I cycled over 1200 kilometres across Malawi to fundraise and raise awareness for Partners In Health and learn about their healthcare initiatives in country. My 12 team members and I raised nearly $50,000 collectively. I discovered a new level of strength and determination and just how incredible the support of a team is when being pushed to new limits. 
RR: This year I did a 5km swim (a “half marathon” in swimming terms), and really pushed myself to finish in under 2 hours.