All Next Research staff are certified medical device research associates that rely on over 10 years of clinical research management experience.

At Next Research we believe that dedicated, specialised research staff can turn a good research idea into an execellent clinical study. Our dynamic and diverse team will bring a professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm to your project that can make the difference.

Nathalie Kaufmann

Chief Operating Officer

Nathalie joined CIRSE in 2017. Building on her background in neuroscience she swapped the lab for the office to lead Next Research’s operations.

Agnes Walk

Research Coordinator

Agnes joined CIRSE in 2017 and functioned as the Project Mananger of CIRT-FR for 2 years. Following some time at the University Clinic of Heidelberg, Germany, Agnes re-joined the team as a Research Coordinator in 2022, assisting in driving the development of new projects.

Bleranda Zeka

Clinical Research Manager | Statistics & Data management

Bleranda has a scientific background in neuroscience and molecular science and has been with the team since 2019. She manages CIREL with a special focus on cross-project data management, statistics and medical writing. She is also part of the CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR) editorial board as an editor for statistics.

Niels de Jong

Clinical Research Manager | Quality & Dissemination Management

Niels joined CIRSE in 2013 as the clinical project manager for the Society’s flagship clinical study CIRT. He is currently specialised in medical writing, science communication and dissemination of study results.

Maria Urdaniz

Senior Clinical Project Manager

Maria joined CIRSE in 2019 as the clinical project manager for CIRT-FR. She has a background in biomedical engineering and currently supports the conduct of our research projects.

Anna Mareike Couperus

Junior Clinical Project Manager

Anna joined us in 2022 and has a scientific background in molecular diagnostics and analytical assay development. She is the active project manager for the Patient Access project.

Anna Kafkoula

Junior Clinical Project Manager

Anna joined us in 2022 to take up the role of project manager for CIEMAR. She has an educational background in health economics and management and she has experience in project management.

Claire Poulet

Junior Clinical Project Manager

Claire joined Next Research in 2022. She has experience working as a research associate in the fields of cardiovascular diseases and regenerative medicine and she is the active Clinical Project Manager for RESPECT.

Tilmann Lange

Junior Clinical Data Manager

Tilmann joined Next Research in 2022. He has a scientific background with an emphasis on study design and data analysis in cognitive and neurological research. He is currently focussed on data management and statistics for CIEMAR.

Daniel Matheis

Junior Clinical Data Manager

Daniel joined Next Research in 2022 as a junior clinical data manager. He is currently focussed on data management for CIEMAR, CIREL and CIRT-FR.