GKA Team

Meet the team…

Our team is at the heart of GKA and the reason why we have such a strong reputation in the industry for quality and expert project management. Here’s a little bit more information about our core team members:

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Adam Irwin

Managing Director 

Joined us in: 2005

Roles with us: Project Executive, Project Manager, Project Manager Team Leader – CATI & Online, Senior Project Manager, Head of Fieldwork

Skilled at: Communication

Expert in: Feasibility and fieldwork solutions

Loves: Football, cooking and eating out!

Jon Loose

Operations Director 

Joined us in: 2013

Roles with us: Technical Support Executive, Technical Development Manager and Head of Technical Development

Skilled at: Turning things ‘off and on’

Expert in: Finding a solution to your technical challenge!

Loves: Wales rugby, Cardiff City football, running, and being annoyingly obsessive about grammar

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Huw Davies

Qualitative Services Manager

Joined us in: 2003

Roles with us: Telephone Interviewer, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Client Services Manager, Qualitative Services Manager

Skilled at: Qualitative interviewing and moderation, analysis, report writing

Expert in: Market Access, Oncology

Loves: His daughter and travelling

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EMMA COOMBES

Business Development Manager

Joined us in: 2006

Roles with us: Project Executive, Project Manager, Client Services Executive, Client Services Manager, Business Development Manager

Skilled at: Project management, project consulting, account management

Expert in: Feasibility

Loves: Trying new food, watching films and TV shows and seeing as many countries as possible!

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Charlotte Cullen

Project Manager

Joined us in: 2013

Roles with us: Recruiter, Project Executive and Project Manager

Skilled at: Patient recruitment on difficult topic areas

Expert in: Respiratory conditions, IPF, Acromegaly, Growth Hormone

Loves: Seeing my friends, doing spin class, reading, buying a lot of lipsticks!

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Zoe Smith

Project Manager

Joined us in: 2014

Roles with us: Project Executive and Project Manager

Skilled at: Project management and quota management

Expert in: DFU’s and patient studies

Loves: Going to the movies, travelling, zumba, going to the pub!

Megan Grendon

Project Co-ordinator

Joined us in: 2017

Roles with us: Project Co-ordinator

Skilled at: Recruitment through support groups and finders

Expert in: Diabetes, Haemophilia, Rare Diseases

Loves: Walking my dog, sewing, interior design and aerial gymnastics/dance

Amy Hewitson

Project Co-ordinator

Joined us in: 2017

Roles with us: Project Co-ordinator

Skilled at: Nurse and patient communication

Expert in: Migraine, Rheumatological conditions, NICE guidelines

Loves: Reading, pub quizzes, baking and going for walks with my dog Rocky!

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Simon Goodwin

Data Administrator 

Joined us in: 2011

Roles with us: Project & Programming Assistant, Project Manager, Data Administrator

Skilled at: Online project management, feasibility for online studies and processing call data

Expert in: Online oncology studies

Loves: Amateur dramatics, football and cricket fan and proud daddy!

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Alison Cosslett

Research Support Technician

Joined us in: 2008

Roles with us: Project Executive, Project Manager, CATi Programmer, Research Support Technician

Skilled at: Programming screeners and questionnaires

Expert in: Sorting data files and quality control

Loves: Travelling, eating and binge watching the latest TV shows!