Pauline Beattie new EDCTP Operations Manager

31 July 2011

Today, EDCTP welcomes a new Operations Manager. Dr Pauline Beattie (United Kingdom) joins the management team of the organisation and will head the Calls & Grants department. As Science Portfolio Manager at the Wellcome Trust she gained extensive experience managing the funding, review and evaluation processes for research grants. Dr Beattie has an academic background in malaria research.

After completing her DPhil at the University of Oxford with research on ‘TNF induction by Plasmodium falciparum’ in 1997, Beattie’s initial professional career was with the Wellcome Trust where she went through the ranks to the position of Programme Manager in 2000. As scientific secretary of several funding committees, she was responsible for the management and oversight of the grant application process, from the development of calls for proposals to post-award evaluation. She also has extensive experience of organising funding committee meetings and of managing the peer review process. One of her achievements is having set up the operations for the Global Health Trials Initiative, a funding partnership between Wellcome Trust, the UK Medical Research Council and the UK Department for International Development.

The primary responsibility of the Operations Manager is to oversee the administrative process for EDCTP’s core business, the funding of clinical trials via the coordination of the national programmes of the participating European member states and sub-Saharan countries, in partnership with other funding organisations and product development partners. The Operations Manager heads the Calls & Grants team consisting of Project Officers and interacts closely with all EDCTP teams.