Stacy received a first class BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from Sheffield Hallam University, where she completed an integral 12-month industrial placement with the Physiology and Ergonomics Team at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). Following this introduction to working on volunteer studies, Stacy has gone on to work in a variety of clinical research environments, including a research council, the NHS, the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN), and University. She has accumulated a broad range of skills and experience during this time, including managing a research facility, carrying out volunteer testing and coordinating extensive research programmes, including investigator-led clinical trials and multicentre, national and international research projects. Stacy is experienced in preparing and submitting applications for ethical and Regulatory Authority review and securing all necessary permissions; managing and overseeing the activities of clinical research teams; strategic planning and management of research finances; and project management of a programme of advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) research.
Stacy is now based at SITraN in Sheffield and has two elements to her role. She is the Clinical Research Manager for MND studies at SITraN, where she provides expertise, guidance and support to investigators and research staff on all areas relating to clinical research governance. Stacy is also MND Speciality Coordinator for the UK MND Clinical Studies Group (UK MND CSG), supporting the development and delivery of the Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) Portfolio of MND research studies.