Mrs Michelle Newton

Research Trial Manager



2006 BA ( Hons ) Philosophy, The University of Sheffield




2016 - Present     MINERVA Study Coordinator              University of Leicester

2013 - 2016          Clinical Trial Manager                          The Institute of Cancer Research

2010 - 2013          Research Administrator                      The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

2009 - 2010          Research Administrator                      The Institute of Cancer Research



I currently manage the MINERVA study, a prospective multicentre observational electrophysiological study funded by Heart Research UK, investigating novel electrocardiogram risk markers in ventricular arrhythmia prediction. In addition to this I help with the set up and coordination of a number of other commercial and academic studies run within Prof Ng’s research team, and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Previously I have managed multiple national, multicentre urological cancer clinical trials funded by Cancer Research UK and the Clinical Trials Awards and Advisory Committee. I have also worked on epidemiological studies investigating the link between occupations and the risk of mesothelioma and lung cancer.


Gilham, C., Rake, C., Hodgson, J., Darnton, A., Burdett, G., Peto Wild, J., Newton, M., Nicholson, A. G., Davidson, L., Shires, M., Treasure, T., Peto, J., TIPS Collaboration (2018). Past and current asbestos exposure and future mesothelioma risks in Britain: The Inhaled Particles Study (TIPS). International journal of epidemiology, 47(6), 1745-1756.

Jepson, M., Elliott, D., Conefrey, C., Wade, J., Rooshenas, L., Wilson, C., Beard, D., Blazeby, J. M., Birtle, A., Halliday, A., Stein, R., Donovan, J. L., CSAW study group, Chemorad study group, POUT study group, ACST-2 study group, OPTIMA prelim study group (2018). An observational study showed that explaining randomization using gambling-related metaphors and computer-agency descriptions impeded randomized clinical trial recruitment. Journal of clinical epidemiology, 99, 75-83.

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