Clinical Trials New Zealand team

With over 40 years of experience in conducting clinical trials, leading medical staff and our world class facilities, we can offer fast and efficiently run clinical trials in a first world environment.


Eileen Bisley

Managing Director of Clinical Trials NZ Ltd
MN, Grad.DipBus.S.

With 30 years of experience in industry sponsored Clinical trials, Eileen is well positioned to lead and progress the site based at the Waikato Hospital through her New Zealand and international clinical trials networking.

2017-2019 Convenor of the New Zealand Association of Clinical Research (NZACRes) national conferences.
Member of the NZACRes executive committee 2016-2020.
2016 ongoing - Committee member of the Auckland Executive Business Club.

Eileen is the Managing Director of Clinical Trials New Zealand Ltd.


Dr John Currie

Principal Investigator
MB.Ch.B, F.A.N.Z.C.A 

John is a Principal Investigator for Clinical Trials New Zealand Ltd. His specialty areas include anaesthesia and pain management of which he brings valuable expertise. Dr Currie has worked with CTNZ since 1995 and has been a Principal Investigator and Sub-Investigator on multiple pain studies. 

2010 Appointment: Chairman of the Clinical Committee at Braemar Private Hospital.

Dr John Currie's specialty areas include anaesthesia and pain management of which he brings valuable expertise.


Prof. Marius Rademaker

Principal Investigator, Director of Dermatology Trials
BM(Soton), FRCP(Edin), FRACP, DM

Professor Rademaker completed his postgraduate training in dermatology at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, and the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, after qualifying from Southampton University Medical School (United Kingdom). He worked as a consultant dermatologist for the Glasgow Area Health Board before emigrating to New Zealand in 1991 as Director of Speciality Surgery, Health Waikato.

Prof. Marius Rademaker Principal Investigator, Director of Dermatology Trials


Dr Manar Khashram

Principal Investigator CTNZ Ltd, Director of Vascular Trials
MBChB PhD FRACS(Vascular)

Mr Manar Khashram is a consultant vascular surgeon at the Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, and he is a principle investigator of more than ten vascular surgery sponsored studies at CTNZ Ltd.

Mr Kashram is the Head of the Vascular Department at the Waikato Hospital, and he is Chair of the professional development for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery. Manar is an executive member of the vascular Society of New Zealand, and he is involved with teaching and supervising undergraduate and post graduate research students through the University of Auckland.

Dr Manar Khashram Principal Investigator CTNZ Ltd, Director of Vascular Trials MBChB PhD FRACS(Vascular)


Mr Neville Strick

Principal Investigator, Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBChB, FRACS (Ortho)

Mr Strick completed his undergraduate and junior doctor training in South Africa and his general orthopaedic training in New Zealand, having worked in many centres around the country. His fellowship training in Glasgow in knee and hip surgery further enhanced his skills in this area.

Mr Neville Strick Principal Investigator, Orthopaedic Surgeon


Mr Steve McChesney

Investigator, Orthopaedic Surgeon
BHB, MBChB, Dip Sports Med, FRACS (Orth)

Mr Chesney first moved to the Waikato in 1997 to complete his University of Auckland undergraduate medical training as a Trainee Intern at Waikato Hospital. He began his working life as a House Surgeon at Waikato Hospital in 1998 and after doing the bulk of his training at Waikato with other years in Auckland, Whangarei, and Christchurch he completed his general orthopaedic training through the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association training scheme in 2007.

Steve returned to a full time position at Waikato DHB in mid 2010 after completing subspecialty fellowship training in sports and knee surgery in Auckland (Adidas Sports Medicine Clinic) and Brisbane (Brisbane Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic), limb reconstruction (including deformity correction) surgery in Liverpool (UK), and orthopaedic trauma surgery in Calgary (Canada).

Mr Steve McChesney Investigator, Orthopaedic Surgeon


Mr Chris O’Meeghan

Investigator, Orthopaedic surgeon
MB ChB 1988 Otago, FRACS 1997

Mr Chris O'Meeghan is an orthopaedic surgeon located in Hamilton.

Mr Chris O’Meeghan Investigator, Orthopaedic surgeon


Mr Stewart Hardy

Investigator, Orthopaedic surgeon
MB ChB 1985 Otago; FRACS 1992

Mr Stewart Hardy is an orthopaedic surgeon located in Hamilton.

Mr Stewart Hardy Investigator, Orthopaedic surgeon


Mr Bheema Patil

MS (ophth), FRCS Ed, FRANZCO, PG Dip MS

Dr Patil has been in Hamilton, New Zealand, since 2008 and works both at Waikato Hospital and Hamilton Eye Clinic. His special interests are patients with retinal diseases, especially age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He performs eye operations at Bridgewater Day Surgery and Waikato Hospital.

Mr Bheema Patil Ophthalmologist


Mr Stephen Guest


Mr Guest graduated with a medical degree from the University of London in 1989, before moving to New Zealand and training in general ophthalmology in Auckland and Hamilton. He then worked at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London for 6 months doing a fellowship in Uveitis before heading to the USA, and completing a 2 year fellowship in Vitreoretinal surgery and diseases of the retina.

Stephen has performed thousands of retinal surgeries and cataract operations. He has extensive experience in macular surgery, retinal detachment surgery, complicated lens surgery and management of macular degeneration. Other services provided by Stephen at the Hamilton Eye Clinic include retinal laser, intravitreal injections, retinal angiography and photodynamic therapy.

Stephen is a consultant ophthalmologist at Hamilton Eye Clinic and Waikato Hospital Eye Clinic where he was Clinical Director from 2008 – 2014. He is a senior lecturer for the University of Auckland Department of Ophthalmology and is regularly involved with training medical students, and junior ophthalmologists. In 2011, 2013 and 2015 he received awards from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists for Excellence in Training. Stephen holds memberships and affiliations with ophthalmology societies in New Zealand and overseas including the American Society of Retinal Surgeons. 

Mr Stephen Guest Ophthalmologist


Dr Rob Carpenter

Sub Investigator
MB.Ch.B., Dip Obst., F.R.C.A (Eng) F.A.N.Z.C.A

Anaesthetist and President NZ Society of Anaesthetists at Waikato DHB.

Dr Rob Carpenter Sub Investigator


Dr Andrew Wood

BA (Oxon), BM BCh (Oxon), PhD (Auckland), FRACS

Specialist Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Originally from the UK and raised in Bath, Somerset, Andy received his medical degree from Oxford University in 2003. While at Oxford he met his wife, Prabani, who is now a GP in Cambridge. They emigrated to New Zealand in 2005, living initially in Auckland, before moving to Hamilton in 2012, where they live with their two children.

After working as a junior doctor in the UK, Andy completed his specialist ENT training in New Zealand, working in Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton. He then spent a further twelve months training specifically in Rhinology (disorders of the nose, sinuses and adjacent structures) under the directorship of Professor Richard Douglas in Auckland.

Andy is active in surgical research and has presented his research at conferences across the world. He has contributed to three surgical textbooks.

Dr Andrew Wood Specialist Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Hamilton, New Zealand.



CTNZ has highly trained and skilled staff who have expertise in conducting clinical trials as well as special expertise in dosing, intravenous and infusion therapies. CTNZ staff have experience in the monitoring of participants involved in clinical trials.