Dr Munro Neville
Study Investigator and Managing Director
Study Investigator and Managing Director
Dr Neville has been working in clinical studies for over 20 years as a study investigator and an owner of research companies. Munro specialises in the design and execution of interventional clinical trials, observational research studies and real-world evidence collection. He has been involved in the design and conduct of over 50 multicentre studies.
His interests include the conduct of clinical studies in the primary care setting and he has spearheaded the development of clinical research at two national networks of primary care centres. These initiatives resulted in over 400 GPs from more than 90 medical centres being trained as investigators and then participating in a number of interventional clinical research studies. In 2018, he purchased AusTrials from Primary Health Care and has since expanded it with many new investigators and multiple locations.
Munro has developed patient identification and stratification algorithms for the accurate recruitment to and the efficient conduct of research programs and studies. Munro was involved in the design of stepped care programs for patients who have complex needs or multi-morbidity, as well as those with less complicated levels of chronic conditions.
Munro gained his medical degree from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, a public health MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (joint degree with the London School of Economics) and an MBA from the London Business School.
He is a father of two adult children and likes to stay active with yoga, cycling and swimming.
Medical Director and Principal Study Investigator
Dr de Looze graduated in medicine from the University of Queensland in 1971 and after 10 years in practice as a GP in Ballina he travelled overseas and worked in Saudi Arabia and the UK. While in the UK he obtained a Master of Science degree in General Practice from Guy’s and St Thomas’ at the University of London. He returned to Australia in 1993 to join UQ.
Fred participated in his first trial in 1994 while a Senior Lecturer in General Practice at the School of Medicine, University of Queensland. He was appointed as the Director of the University General Practice at Inala and subsequently established a Clinical Trials Unit there. After he left his appointment in 2006, he set up Trialworks Clinical Research Services, a community based private research site.
In 2010, Trialworks was bought out and incorporated into AusTrials Pty Ltd, a large research company owned by Primary Health Care Limited. Fred worked as the company’s Medical Director and Principal Investigator and continues in this role today. He has conducted over 150 clinical drug trials, academic and health service research studies in many different areas of medicine.
Fred is the father of three adult children, step-father of two more and spends his spare time maintaining three and a half acres of semi-manicured grounds in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. His dream is to learn how to play the saxophone.
Dr Florence Tiong has been working in clinical trials for the last 11 years in the Brisbane area as an investigator in a wide range of therapeutic areas. This includes experience ranging from chronic disease studies including diabetes, cholesterol, asthma, osteoarthritis and endometriosis, as well as involvement in a number of healthy volunteer vaccine studies.
She is a local graduate from the University of Queensland and has worked as a General Practitioner after attaining her fellowship in 2007. As well as working in clinical trials she currently works for a local pathology laboratory in warfarin care.
She is married with 2 active teenagers and enjoys sewing, going to the gym and recently completed her AMEB Grade 4 piano exam (after last playing at the age of 15).
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