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Dr Brian Leaker is the founder and Medical Director of QASMC and RCT and has over 25 years' experience in clinical research in both laboratory and clinical medicine. He completed a degree in Medicine from Cardiff before undertaking a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from the University of Melbourne and then returned to the UK to complete an MSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from King’s College London.
Dr Leaker has extensive clinical trial experience and has held senior positions in leading pharmaceutical companies with over 10 years full time experience and been a senior director or program director for at least two major pharmaceutical companies with extensive portfolios in the specific areas of asthma and allergy and urology. He has conducted studies in different areas of medicine including asthma and allergy, cardiovascular disease, urology and sexual health. Dr Leaker has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals over the course of his career and continues to be actively involved in all research work being carried out at RCT.
Grant Nicholson is the Director of Clinical Research and has been with RCT since 2011. He completed a BSc from Aston University in Birmingham before undertaking an MSc from Imperial College in London. He is a highly qualified scientist and clinical researcher with over 18 years’ experience in research and development with a specific focus on respiratory medicine and allergy.
Grant is responsible for the research programme within RCT including overseeing all our clinical trials activity. Grant brings his years of knowledge to RCT to ensure the company is able to offer the latest clinical and scientific expertise as well as the development of novel assays and procedures.