Team

Meet Our World-Class Medical Team

At Clinical Trials Institute, participant safety is our utmost priority.

We have curated a world-class medical team. With a dedicated group of Principal Investigators, our organizational culture fosters collaboration on intricate first-in-human studies, guaranteeing the highest levels of participant safety and extending exceptional medical expertise to our clients.

Our team’s wealth of experience spans medical, recruitment, and management disciplines, and, with clinical staff across all our locations, our leadership is fully committed to delivering efficient and effective clinical trials for all our clients.

CLINICAL TRIAL TEAM

Director

Jim Green

B. Pharm, PhC

Jim has been in the pharmacy industry for over 50 years and has provided exceptional family care and service to Geelong residents throughout this time. 

He established the well-known Jim Green’s Pharmacy in 1973. After operating this pharmacy for many years and building a loyal customer base, Jim founded the Myers St Family Medical Practice in April 2004. This has expanded into the Geelong Medical Health Group, incorporating facilities in Geelong, Grovedale, the Torquay Medical Hub and Qutis Skin Clinic, a GP-based skin cancer treatment and management centre.

 

Jim was the chairman of a prostate cancer research company, Minomic, for three years, and is currently involved in a company researching and developing new testing methods for several types of cancer.

manager

Jared Arklay

Jared is a dedicated and experienced professional with a strong background in healthcare management. With over 9 years of exemplary service as the Manager of Torquay Medical Hub and The Cottage Medical Centre, he has demonstrated a deep commitment to providing high-quality healthcare services to the community.

General manager

Durham Green

Durram is the General Manager of GMHG overseeing the daily operations of all centres and coordinating the management function.

Growing up in a family of health professionals, Durham continually strives to provide health services which benefit and are convenient for the community. With experience in project management in both the building and banking industries, Durham’s passion now lies in health, and he aims to develop services and solutions which enhance the health and wellbeing of the communities around him.

 

One of Durham’s strengths is his ability to connect with a vast range of personality types. He is approachable and listens to your concerns, making common goals reachable when working collaboratively.

Clinical Trials Coordinator

Appointment TBC

Responsible for running trials smoothly.

Pharmaceutical Lead

Alex Green

B. Pharm, Dip Form Chem

Alex has been a qualified pharmacist for over 25 years and has completed a diploma in formulation chemistry.

She has comprehensive training in compounding and has completed specialised courses in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and pain management. She has gained a considerable experience in diverse segments of pharmacy in Australia and the UK, including working in hospital, retail and boutique pharmacies specialising in compounding.

 

Alex is passionate about helping others, and believes to achieve your best in any area of life requires a balance of physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. The inspiration for opening the Cottage Pharmacy and now Coastal Compounding Pharmacy comes from her passion to assist each individual to find solutions to their own health and wellness needs, and to provide the highest quality advice and service possible.

 

In addition to her love for compounding medication, Alex has taken much time to create the Evergreen Australia skincare range.

Clinical Trial Nurse

Appointment TBC

Ensures patients in clinical trials receive personal care and unwavering support, making their journey as comfortable as possible.

Dr John-Paul Darby

MB.BS. FRACGP.

Dr Darby is a General Practitioner who enjoys helping and empowering people through the use of Western Medicine and Medical Hypnosis. 

JP studied medicine (MBBS) at The University Of Melbourne and The Austin Hospital, finishing and obtained his fellowship in General Practice in 2002 (FRACGP).

Professor Lee Kennedy

MD PhD

Lee Kennedy is a UK-trained specialist in Endocrinology and General (Internal) Medicine. 

He completed undergraduate training in the University of Edinburgh where I was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine for research into thyroid disease. Postgraduate training was completed in the Universities of Cambridge and Sheffield. He then completed my PhD in Sheffield with studies on thyroid growth and development.

 

Lee holds Fellowships of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh and London as well as Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He has a strong track record in research and have published extensively including several books. Lee has held senior academic and clinical positions, both in the UK and in Australia, and is currently a Clinical Professor with Deakin University.

Recent qualifications include a Diploma in Fitness, Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach and Diploma in Counselling.

 

Clinical interests include:

  • Diabetes – integrating lifestyle and medical management
  • Weight management & nutrition– complex health problems associated with obesity
  • Endocrinology – including thyroid, bone, pituitary and reproductive
  • Health issues in middle life and beyond
  • Patients with complex or multiple medical disorders

Dr Duke Gordon

MD

Dr Duke is from the UK and did his medical training at King’s College London.

After a 2 year stint in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs, he decided to move to Torquay with his husband, 5 cats and dog.

 

He is a true generalist, enjoys all aspects of general practice and is a believer in the benefits of chronic disease optimisation. He has an interest in diabetes management, men’s health, women’s health and has a soft spot for aged care medicine and is certified in Implanon insertion and removal. Duke also speaks Spanish.

 

In his spare time, he likes to read and EAT! He also likes the time old
cliche of walking on the beach.

 

Areas of Interest

  • Diabetes management
  • Women’s & Men’s Health
  • Aged care
  • Sexual health and PrEP

Dr Jay Phang

MD

Dr Jay Phang’s medical career has spanned over 20 years in Emergency Medicine, General Practice and Medical Acupuncture.

Dr Jay has focused his medical work in the provision and access of quality, affordable medicinal cannabis to his Surf Coast community.

Dr Jimmy McLaren

MBChB, ACSEP Registrar, FRACGP

Jimmy is a doctor at the Geelong Football Club, a World Surf League (WSL) event doctor, consults for the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, and is a Sport and Exercise Medicine registrar.  

He treats both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries to improve pain, return to activity, and optimise health and performance. He cares for people of all ages and previously covered the U17 Australian Soccer Joeys team. He also manages medical conditions related to exercise, such as asthma, energy deficiency, disordered eating and mental wellbeing. Jimmy provides ultrasound guided injections where appropriate. 

Dr Stephanie Demarchi

MD

Stephanie is a highly skilled General Practitioner at The Cottage Medical Centre in Grovedale, dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate healthcare to her patients.

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