Our Team

Directors

Professor David Price – Founder of OPC

Professor David Price is Primary Care Respiratory Society Professor of Primary Care Respiratory Medicine at the University of Aberdeen, head of OPRI (Singapore) and Optimum Patient Care (Australia and UK).

His area of interest lies in real-life respiratory and allergy research. He has authored > 490 publications and is responsible for ~US$50M in research and clinical development grants. He established the Optimum Patient Care Research Database (http://opcrd.co.uk/) with >6.3M patients, and the first International Severe Asthma Registry (http://isaregistries.org/). He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Pragmatic and Observational Research and member of the editorial board of several journals, including The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Victoria Carter - Research and Operations Director

Victoria graduated from University of East Anglia with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology. Since this time Victoria has built a particular interest in the delivery of real-life research globally. She led Optimum Patient Care in clinical services and collection of patient-reported outcomes for 5 years.

Victoria is now responsible for the delivery and growth of all OPRI (Observational & Pragmatic Research Institute) initiatives and collaborations with experience in implementing internationally renowned services in respiratory medicine, including the iHARP initiative across 7 countries worldwide. She has contributed to a number of scientific papers and been fundamental in the successful delivery of several national initiatives, including the British Lung Foundation’s Asthma Management Programme in the UK.

Christopher Price - Commercial and Legal Director

Chris is our Commercial and Legal Director, bringing in his vast knowledge and experience gained from his time as a practising Finance & Projects solicitor within the UK. Chris sits on our senior management board and leads on client engagement, financial matters and legal contracting.

Chris originally attended the Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia, Vancouver before transferring and qualifying from the University of Leeds with an LLB (Bachelor of Law Degree), before completing his Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, York. Chris completed his training contract with DLA Piper UK LLP.

One of the big drivers behind Chris’ move to the OPC Network was the ability to put his legal training into more specific practice in a commercially focused environment for a company doing ethically approved research in order to change patient outcomes globally.

OPC Steering Committee members

Professor Pete Smith

MBBS BMedSci PhD FRACP. Allergist and Immunologist at Queensland Allergy Services.

Professor John Upham

MB BS FRACP PhD. Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the Translational Research Institute.

Dr Peter Del Fante

BSc, DipCompSc, MBBS (Hons), MSc (Public Health) FRACGP FAFPHM FACHI. General Practitioner and Public Health Physician. Lecturer at University of Adelaide and Flinders University Medical Schools.

Dr Kerry Hancock

MB BS FRACGP. General Practitioner with special interest in Respiratory Medicine. Chair of the RACGP’s Respiratory Medicine Specific Interests network.

Dr Russell Wiseman

MB BS. General Practitioner with a special interest in Respiratory Medicine. Committee member of National Asthma Council and Australian Lung Foundation.

Dr John Blakey

BMedSci, BM BS, PhD. Senior Medical Practitioner at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

A/Professor Mark Hew

MB BS PhD MScEBHC FRACP. Head of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology at Alfred Hospital. Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Clinical Associate Professor, Melbourne Academic Centre, University of Melbourne

Operational Team

Team member Role
Lauren Brewis Research and Communications
Sonia Diaz Events, Marketing & Projects Coordinator
Chantal Le Lievre Project Administrator
Hannah Lee-Kruizinga Clinical Audit Program Administrator
Anna Buckler David Price’s PA