Our consulting team is comprised of experienced Project Managers, Clinical Research Associates, Public Health Specialists, Data Managers, Laboratory Scientists, Physicians, Statisticians and Social Scientists.
Nick Kisengese is the Director, ClinWin Research Services. He is responsible for the overall business operations and risk management. He oversees all support functions including IT, Human resources, physical resources, communication, budgeting and controls, business development, projects delivery and client relationships.
Nick is experienced Clinical Research and Public Health Projects Management Consultant who has worked at international, regional and local level in Product Development Partnerships, Contract Research Organizations, Academic Medical Research Centers, Not for profit organizations, UN Agencies (World Health Organization) and Pharmaceutical industry.
Most recently, he was the Contractor Clinical Trials and Site Manager for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson and Johnson Company, responsible for trials across Sub Saharan Africa region. Previously, he was Senior Clinical Research Associate at Quintiles (now IQVIA); and Clinical Research Associate II at Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD).
As the Clinical Research Associate at Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation; he was responsible and lead implementation, administration and management of operational activities for the epidemiological studies and clinical trials in Africa, India and Cambodia.
He was the Clinical Research Associate at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), responsible for Kenya and Rwanda HIV vaccines clinical research sites.
For over three years he held positions of increasing responsibility at Ghent University affiliated International Centre for Reproductive Health, where he was responsible for the planning, management and implementation of HIV/AIDs and reproductive health clinical research and social science research projects.
He completed his clinical research training Internship at KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi where he was involved in implementation of Respiratory Synctial Virus Immunology and epidemiology research project and Measles vaccine evaluation.
He is continuing Doctoral Student at Edinburgh Business School of Heriot-Watt University, focusing on clinical trials projects management and graduated with Master of Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School, UK. He holds honors degree in Biological Sciences and Chemistry from Egerton University, Kenya. Nick completed his professional training in Epidemiology, Vaccinology, Infectious Diseases Clinical Trial Research Training and Clinical Vaccine Trials and Good Clinical Practice from The Institute of Tropical Medicine at Antwerp, Belgium, University of Cape Town, George Washington University and John Hopkins University School of Public Health respectively. He is member at Association of Clinical Research Professionals of USA, Project Management Institute and The Institute of Clinical Research of UK
Shireen Surtie is the Professional Development and Clinical Training Manager at Clinwin. she coordinates, organizes and manages all the clinical research training and capacity development contracts. Shireen has over 15 years experience in health care and clinical research. She has been involved in clinical care as a Registered Nurse at various hospitals in Western Cape Province, South Africa; clinical trials, clinical research professional training, clinical trials sites capacity development, clinical research project coordination and management.
Most recently, she was the Study Coordinator at Division of Paediatric Medicine and Project Coordinator, Division of Pharmacology, University of Cape Town, South Africa. She held positions of increasing responsibilities during her 3 years career at Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation, Cape Town South Africa, where she was the International Clinical Trainer and Clinical Research Associate. While at Aeras, Shireen was responsible for Site staff training to promote and implement capacity building at site level and Community Advisory Boards in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Senegal, India and Cambodia. She is expert trainer in clinical trials diagnostic procedures, GCP and Protocol, site SOPs development, Competency Checklists for practical clinical procedures as well as Recruitment and Informed Consents and assents processes.
Previously, she held various positions of increasing responsibility as (Professional Development Program Coordinator, Professional Development Program Officer and Senior Research Nurse) at South Africa Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative.
Shireen received Charlotte Searle Nursing award for her dedicated work, and co-authored a paper on The Tuberculin Skin test: A Comparison of reading with a ruler to reading with a calliper.
Peter Nyamthimba Onyango is a Clinical Research Associate at ClinWin Research Services. He has been involved in Clinical trials project management for over 10 years. He has worked for several years as Study Coordinator at KEMRI/CDC. Mr Nyamthimba has 10 years experience
coordinating several epidemiological studies and development of Tuberculosis vaccine trial sites in Western Kenya and has offered technical support to the Ministry of Health programmatic research.
He is a holder of Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management of The University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Business Administration from Newport University (USA) and Diploma in Healthcare Management from the Kenya Institute of Management. Trained in Clinical Research
at the University of Cape Town, South Africa in Collaboration with The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences and also as a Clinical Research Associate at African Clinical Research Organization (ACRO) Bryanston, South Africa and certificate in Clinical Research from Vienna school of Clinical Research (Austria), Currently registered for Doctor of Philosophy in Planning at Maseno University, majoring in Health Systems Planning.
Collins is a Biomedical Scientist, trained at University of Rostock, Leibniz University Hannover – Germany and qualified at both the Lincoln University – UK (Ph.D.) and the University of Kent – UK (postdoc). He is ICH GCP standards Certified Clinical Research Associate (CRA) – Kriger Research International (Canada). Combining 10+ years’ experience in academic research (India, Germany, UK), including teaching assignments (UK and Tanzania), and 3 years’ as senior technologist for CDC / KEMRI (Kenya). He has extensive experience in laboratory methodology and validation techniques in aspects of infectious and zoonotic diseases (human & veterinary), biochemistry, immunology, electrochemistry and andrology / fertility research. At ClinWin Research Services, he is a Senior CRA proficient and experienced in both veterinary clinical studies under VICH and human health clinical trials under ICH. He has prior experience in clinical trials management both in operational and project under various settings i.e. Academia, CRO, R&D, NHS, WHO and vast regulatory knowledge (FDA, MHRA, EMEA) and has been exposed to various clinical therapeutics areas including; Oncology, Reproductive Health, Infections Diseases, Antimicrobials and Vaccines.
He serves as Laboratory Technical Advisor at ClinWin. Mr.Langat worked as laboratory scientist and trainer of Mucosal sampling, collection and processing and also trainer of Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) at KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research institute (ICR) University of Nairobi, an affiliate of International AIDS Vaccine initiative (IAVI) New York and Medical Research council, UK. He has over 7 years experience in laboratory work i.e. protocol development, specimen management and tracking, database management, cell culture, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Enzyme Linked immunospot assay(ELISPOT),Flow cytometry and SOP development. He lead the Mucosal immunology team in setting up the Mucosal ELISA for testing mucosal immune mediators IgA and IgG at KAVI-ICR.He has mentored and trained a dozen of students from various institutions and staffs from Reference, provincial and Districts hospitals labs.
Mr. Langat received Good Clinical Practice from Johns Hopkins University (USA), GCLP from Qualogy limited(UK), Laboratory Health and Safety Management from IAVI, Protection of Human Research Subjects by Independent Review Consulting (IRC) and human Subjects Research Education from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of public health. He holds BSc. in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Mt.Kenya University, Diploma &Higher diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from The Kenya Polytechnic University College and postgraduate Cert.in Protein structures from Birbeck College, University of London.
Ann Mwendwa joined ClinWin on July 2018 as the Data and Information Management Officer. She is involved in client contracted data and information managements; and analytics. Ann holds a Bachelors degree (honours) in Economics from Karatina University, Kenya. She has completed professional courses in Introduction to Clinical Research, ICH Good Clinical Practice, Data Managament in Clinical Research and Certified Public Accountant of Kenya part II.
Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
He responsible for study and site monitoring activities in Kenya. Previously, he worked in clinical study coordination and study management for 7 years. Joshua has working experience in Eswatini (with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and ICAP-Columbia University) and South Africa (University of Stellenbosch and Desmond Tutu HIV Centre/University of Cape Town Clinical Trials Unit). He is studying for a MSc. in Public Health Degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has undergone entry level training in clinical monitoring at the Kenya Aids Vaccine Initiative (KAVI), and additional trainings in clinical study management at the Universities of Stellenbosch and University of Cape Town (South Africa), Good Clinical Practice (ICH GCP), Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP), Data Management, amongst others.
He has considerable experience in multi-site coordination and study implementation management. His areas of clinical and public health interest are in infectious disease (HIV and malaria) and sexual reproductive health, public health evaluation and policy.
He is Clinical Research Associate at ClinWin. He responsible for study and site monitoring activities in Kenya and Tanzania. Previously, he was in the clinical data management and analytics team. He completed his entry and Advanced level clinical trial monitoring course, public health, Good Clinical Practice (ICH GCP) and Clinical research methodology.
He has gained field trials monitoring and project management in Infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDs and TB drug trials.
Mariam Mariko is a Senior Clinical Research Consultant at ClinWin Research Services. She leads ClinWin projects in Francophone Africa countries, her bilingual skills and vast knowledge of clinical research environments is an added advantage for our clients. Mariam is Canadian citizen of Mali origin and has been involved in Clinical trials project management and monitoring for over 10 years. Most recently she was Senior Clinical Research Associate at Quintiles West Africa, based in Bamako, Mali. Previously she has held positions of increasing responsibilities in Clinical Research industry in France and Canada. A bilingual
She holds Masters Degree in Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition all from Canada, Diploma in Clinical Research from France and Diploma in Nursing from Morocco.
Her therapeutic experience is in oncology, paediatrics, infectious diseases, urology, and cardiology.