Headshot of Tanya Symons


Tanya Symons has worked in the field of clinical research for over twenty years, initially as a trial manager. In 2000, she set up a clinical trials consultancy, providing training and advice to many of the research active institutions in the UK including over 80 non-commercial organisations, training thousands of health professionals. In 2012, Tanya also redeveloped the UK’s Clinical Trials Toolkit; a national resource designed to support non-commercial researchers conduct investigator-led clinical trials.
Tanya has now established her clinical trials consultancy in Australia, working as a consultant for both Commonwealth and State governments and is using her knowledge of international best practice to influence the streamlining and standardisation of research-related systems and processes. She has recently authored a suite of clinical trials guidance for the NHMRC, including the new ‘Safety Monitoring and Reporting in Clinical Trials Involving Therapeutic Goods 2016’, co-authored the TGA’s Clinical Trials Handbook (2018) and is heavily involved in the clinical research reform agenda in NSW Health.