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Business Services

TROG Cancer Research also supports business functions including financial management, human resource management, governance, regulatory compliance, and communication and marketing services in support of our staff, members, and trials.

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Susan Goode

Chief Executive Officer

Susan oversees the strategic direction of TROG Cancer Research activities. She is also responsible for managing the Central Operations Team from an operational perspective.

Susan has previous research management experience in translational cancer research and primary care research, having worked at the University of Newcastle for 15 years. She is passionate about contributing to the lives of others at a micro and macro level and this is reflected in her leadership style.

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Renee Swanson

Research Manager

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Research Services

TROG Research Services works with our members to:

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Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance

TROG Cancer Research’ Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance (RTQA) program provides the framework to monitor radiation therapy protocol compliance and data quality. RTQA also ensures that patient safety and radiation therapy protocol compliance issues on a trial are identified as soon as possible and rectified.

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Alisha Moore

Radiation Therapy Manager

Alisha is the Radiation Therapy Manager who oversees the TROG Cancer Research Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance team. Alisha’s role focuses on incorporating new techniques and technologies into clinical trials, managing education programs, clinical trial protocol development and undertaking QA technical reviews.

Alisha provides technical support managing the use of 3D QA review software as well as training and implementation procedures. She is also involved in data management, verification, and site support.

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Narelle is an experienced accountant who is passionate about people and getting the numbers right. With a background in Nursing, Audit and Superannuation Accounting her ability to dissect TROG’s business operations to fully understand its goals enables her to bring to light any issues preventing those goals being reached. Accounting at TROG is no longer merely about number crunching – Narelle offers a holistic awareness of TROGS values and its people whilst striving to build success and a cohesive team. Narelle has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

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Bernadette Smyth

Company Secretary, Business Planning & Advisory Services Manager

Bernadette is an experienced finance professional who is passionate about making a contribution in the Profit For Purpose sector. Her role at TROG is to support both the Board of Directors on matters of governance, and the Central Operations Office on finance and accounting matters. She is a CPA qualified accountant and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.