Meet The Team - Erin McCulloch - Clinical Trial Coordinator
My name is Erin, and I am a Clinical Trial Coordinator at Neurovalens. I joined the team in September 2020. I initially joined Neurovalens as a year-long placement student during my Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at Queen’s University Belfast. When deciding which university courses to apply for at school, I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do but I knew that I wanted to study a life sciences degree. I was initially interested in Pharmaceutical Sciences but after doing more research I was more intrigued by their Pharmaceutical Biotechnology degree. It was a new BSc course at Queen’s and one of the only undergraduate degree courses in the UK specifically focusing on biotechnology in the pharmaceutical industry.
What attracted you to join the Neurovalens team?
During my university degree, I always knew that I wanted to do a placement year. I was particularly interested in the clinical research field and learning how clinical trials are conducted. I knew about Neurovalens as a local company and their novel technology they were bringing to clinical trials. My degree primarily focuses on the pharmaceutical industry but I was very interested in medical devices and wanted to learn more about this sector. I was particularly interested in Neurovalens’ innovative technology as it was non-invasive. I am extremely grateful to have conducted my university placement with Neurovalens and all the knowledge I gained during that year that I could bring to my final year at University. I continued with the clinical team part-time during my final year and started a full-time position in September of last year.
What motivates you in your work?
For me, it’s knowing that your work could improve someone’s quality of life. From our trial participants having a great outcome from a study or for future patients who will use our devices once regulatory approved, it motivates me that we are helping individuals around the world for a variety of different health conditions.
What are your long-term career goals?
I definitely see myself remaining in the clinical trial field long-term. One day, I hope to be a Clinical Research Associate that conducts monitoring for clinical trials. This area is something I am extremely interested in and hope to progress into in the future.
Do you have any interests or hobbies outside of work?
Outside of work, I’m normally out with friends and family, at the gym or my Pilates class. I also love to travel and am slowly ticking countries off my list!