The TARGET Consortium

The GCAT Registry

The GCAT Team

Principal Investigator: Professor Ann Morgan, Professor of Rheumatology and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, University of Leeds

Co-investigators: Professor Raashid Luqmani, University of Oxford, Dr Mar Pujades Rodriguez, University of Leeds, Dr Sarah Mackie, University of Leeds

Senior Registry Coordinator: Rachael Kearns, University of Leeds

Prior to joining the GCAT team, I worked at the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research (LICTR) as a Trial Coordinator.  I worked here from 2016 predominantly on CTIMP research projects within both the Early Phase and Complex Intervention divisions. I also spent 2 years at Leeds Teaching Hospitals providing clinical trial, admin support in both the Haematology and Oncology departments. I am responsible for the management of the TARGET GCAT Registry from the start of recruitment through to study completion. I have a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences (Molecular and Microbiology) from Leeds Metropolitan University, and a MSc Molecular Medical Microbiology from the University of Nottingham.

Registry Coordinator: Kim Atkinson, University of Leeds

I started my position as a project coordinator in April 2019 in the Molecular and Personalised Medicine group led by Professor Ann Morgan. I have previous experience in research as I originally joined the University of Leeds in 2017 as a laboratory research assistant. I have a Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons) from the University of Manchester.

Database Manager: Dr Anthea Craven, University of Oxford

Database Designer: Joe Barrett, University of Oxford

Scientific Advisory Board

Miss Susan Mollen, University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Richard Watts, University of Oxford

Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta, Southend University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Sarah Mackie, University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Peter Lanyon, University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Justin Mason, Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Alex Sinclair, University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Mr John Mills, Chairman of Vasculitis UK

If you have any questions about the GCAT Registry, please contact our Head Office (0113 343 7764) or email a member of our dedicated MRC TARGET team (MRCTarget@leeds.ac.uk)