Dr Rachel Dakin

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Dr Rachel Dakin

MND-SMART Trial Manager
University of Edinburgh

Rachel Dakin is the trial manager for MND-SMART. Her role involves organising and overseeing all aspects of the trial from design to final results. This includes tasks such as sourcing study drugs, developing the processes the trial will follow, designing databases to collect trial data and much more. She also spends a lot of time working with other MND-SMART research sites and staff across the UK.

Previously Rachel worked in the West of Scotland NHS Genetics Service as a research and development scientist having completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh and Post-doc at the University of Glasgow. Her passion is translating science from bench to bedside in the hope of finding new treatments for patients.