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.

Shona Fielding, Biostatistics Team Lead

Shona joined FSS in December 2019 as Biostatistics Team Lead, with oversight of the statistics and programming activities at FSS. She has over 15 years experience as a medical statistician in academia providing statistical expertise for many research projects. During the last decade, she has contributed hugely to the development, coordination and delivery of a number of postgraduate statistics courses at the University of Aberdeen.

Julie Jackson, Deputy Director

Julie joined FSS in 2013 and is now the Deputy Director with Quality Assurance (QA) oversight, leading the QA team. She has 20 years of quality and compliance project experience working in GxP environments across pharmaceutical, medical device, academic collaborative research and drug supply chain industries, also public sector NHS.

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.