In April this year Bellberry recruited two new Operations and Support Officers, Sally Sims and Tess Penglis.

The main purpose of this role is to act as a triage service for new studies and to prepare HREC meeting agendas and to support the Committee meeting process.  Sally will also talk through any application queries with investigators and assist them in their submission preparation. Sally also runs the montly eProtocol webinar training sessions and works on projects such as the National PICF Project and electronic PICF. Sally was previously a Committee secretary at Bellberry and so brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role.

Aside from the triage role, Tess is also responsible for coordinating the review and development of policies and SOP’s, which support:

  • Consensus on best practice
  • Consistency in approach to decision making, service and operations
  • Improved coordination of services and delivery, and
  • Improved compliance with legislative and professional standards

Tess also coordinates our annual site monitoring program. We are delighted to welcome both Sally and Tess to the Bellberry team in this new role.