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Meet the team

Meet the GKA Team

Our team is at the heart of GKA and underpins our strong reputation in the industry for quality and expert project management. Here’s a little bit more information about our core team members…


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, Managing Director

Skilled at: Communication

Expert in: Feasibility and fieldwork solutions

Loves: Football, cooking and eating out!

JON LOOSE operations director

Jon Loose

Operations Director

Joined us in: 2013

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

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


Huw Davies

Research Manager

Joined us in: 2003

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

Skilled at: Qualitative interviewing and analysis

Expert in: Moderation and report-writing

Loves: His daughter and travelling


Charlotte Cullen

Account Manager

Joined us in: 2013

Roles with us: Recruiter, Project Executive, Project Manager, Account 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!


Zoe Smith

Senior Project Manager

Joined us in: 2014

Roles with us: Project Executive, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager

Skilled at: Project management and quota management

Expert in: DFUs and patient studies

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

MEGAN GRENDON project manager

Megan Grendon

Project Manager

Joined us in: 2017

Roles with us: Project Co-ordinator, Project Manager

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

Olivia Marshall

Project Co-ordinator

Joined us in: 2018

Roles with us: Market Research Recruiter, Project Co-ordinator

Skilled at: Patient record form studies

Expert in: MS and Paediatrics

Loves: Netball, baking and travelling

Shelby-Jay Lewis

Project Co-ordinator

Joined us in: 2019

Roles with us: Market Research Recruiter, Project Co-ordinator

Skilled at: Quick turn-around projects

Expert in: Diabetes and Gastroenterology studies

Loves: Exploring different countries, scuba diving and everything that lives in the ocean!

Sophie Wyatt

Sophie Wyatt

Project Co-ordinator

Joined us in: January 2020

Roles with us: Project Co-ordinator

Skilled at: Recruiting for challenging patient studies

Expert in: Cardiology studies

Loves: Shopping, eating out and travelling


Simon Goodwin

Project Support Manager

Joined us in: 2011

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

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!


Alison Collins

Technical Manager

Joined us in: 2008

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

Skilled at: Programming screeners and questionnaires

Expert in: Sorting data files and quality control

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