Susan Perkins holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Salisbury University and a Master of Science in Community Health Management from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA (US). Her work history includes hospital management, and research administration and programme management in the academic medical setting. She was the manager of a paediatric clinical trials unit in a regional children’s specialty hospital in the US where she served on the Institutional Review Board and Conflict of Interest Committee. In addition to overseeing industry multiple pharmaceutical trials, Ms Perkins also mentored post graduate medical trainees in the development and execution of their required research protocols. Ms Perkins became involved with the global Rheumatic Heart Disease community while serving as a US Peace Corps volunteer in the rural Limpopo Province of South Africa where she was the administrative site manager for the REMEDY study from 2012 to 2014. She joined the Children’s Heart Disease Research Unit at the University of Cape Town in a full-time, on-site capacity as Programme Manager in November 2015.
Title: Hospital management, research administration and programme management
Company/Affiliation: Children’s Heart Disease Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University of Cape Town
Industry: Academic Health Programmes and Research
Interest: Rheumatic Heart Disease in the LMIC setting Congenital Heart Disease in the LMIC setting