ARTICLES BY FIONA WALLACE

  • CRA Burnout: Are Employers (And Managers) Equipped To Address It?
    CRA Burnout: Are Employers (And Managers) Equipped To Address It?

    This article is the third in a four-part series that investigates the disillusionment clinical research associates (CRAs) feel with their role today, why they feel that way, and what we can do about it. The series is based on a survey I conducted of almost 800 CRAs and line managers (LMs).

  • What CRAs Have To Say About Their Jobs And Their Mental Health
    What CRAs Have To Say About Their Jobs And Their Mental Health

    This article is the second in a four-part series that investigates the disillusionment clinical research associates (CRAs) feel with their role today, why they feel that way, and what we can do about it. I surveyed almost 800 CRAs and line managers (LMs), and Part 1 explained the reasons I conducted this research. In Part 2 we dive into the survey results, looking at what CRAs said about burnout and their mental health.

  • CRA Burnout: How Big A Problem Is It, Really?
    CRA Burnout: How Big A Problem Is It, Really?

    Clinical research associate (CRA) turnover has long been a complex and challenging issue. We can recruit more CRAs, increase publicity in colleges, and introduce assessment standards. I could quote various statistics regarding turnover, but I won’t.

  • Email: Friend Or Foe Of Effective Communication In Clinical Trials?
    Email: Friend Or Foe Of Effective Communication In Clinical Trials?

    There are some easy ways to improve communication on your clinical trial. But before we get into that, let’s consider how poor communication can derail your clinical trial.

Fiona Wallace

Fiona Wallace

Fiona Wallace, director at FW Clinical Research Ltd, has worked in global CRO and pharma for 18 years. Her experience spans many countries including India, South Africa, U.S., Europe, and Central and Eastern Europe in Phase 1–4 studies in oncology, ophthalmology, erectile dysfunction, and rheumatoid arthritis. She specializes in developing high value retention learning solutions by utilizing her breadth of experience in project and CRA management, global clinical regulatory training, inspection readiness management, and provision of client solutions to improve staff retention and engagement. Her latest project is to open up the discussion of mental health in the clinical research workplace, with the goal of improving the quality of life for everyone working in the spectrum of clinical research. Wallace can be reached at fmwallace3@gmail.com.