Your CRO in Australia and New Zealand

PharmaSols is the longest established, best connected, privately-owned Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) in the Pacific region.

For over 20 years, we have successfully supported patient needs and delivered outstanding results for global Pharma, Biotechs and CROs across hundreds of studies.

Our team has international experience with large pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech organisations, with expertise across a wide variety of therapeutic areas.

Inspired by their contribution to improving health and wellbeing, our passionate team works with you to support and facilitate your clinical trials, delivering participant recruitment and retention targets, and quality data outcomes.

Our strong, trusted relationships with partners, clients, key opinion leaders, site staff, and investigators means we lead the way in:

  • Start-to-finish project management and clinical operations
  • Site selection and participant recruitment
  • Ethics committee and regulatory submissions
  • Data management and biostatistics
  • Quality assurance
  • Local sponsorship and third-party vendor management
  • Commercial regulatory consultancy

Flexible, responsive and innovative, we are based in Australia and New Zealand – the best place in the world to conduct clinical trials.

Talk to us about your next study.

Our Story

"It always is and always will be about people."

Linda Hill, Founding Director

Delivering better Clinical Trials

Smart, Agile, Solutions

In 2000, Linda Hill launched PharmaSols with one purpose – to build healthier futures.

Dedicated to providing the best clinical trial solutions, PharmaSols has grown to be the leading CRO in Australia and New Zealand. Our success can be directly attributed to our people, many of whom have been with us for significant lengths of our journey. They are the reason our clients love working with us, and why we are ideally placed to make a difference in the world we now find ourselves in.

About PharmaSols

Quality Assured

Our Achievements

Wespac Award 2020

2020 Finalist, Westpac Business Awards – Excellence in International Trade

Out of 744 entries – the largest number this award had ever seen, PharmaSols is proud to have been one of the finalists.

We were congratulated for our growth, business model, and the smart use of New Zealand and Australian time zone advantages. Our team was recognised for the direction we had taken the business and the success of the strategies we put in place.

2017 Finalist, AmCham Awards – Highly Commended Exporter of the Year to the USA

This award from the American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand celebrates the success and innovation in the export, import, and investment sectors between New Zealand and the U.S. PharmaSols was selected as a finalist in recognition of our successful export lead growth.




Our Team

Jacquie Palmer

Managing Director

With over 30 years’ experience within multi-national pharmaceutical and CRO industries and an extensive background in regulatory and clinical trials, Jacquie has a holistic understanding of all aspects of drug development. 

More recently as Managing Director, Jacquie has grown PharmaSols to be an extremely successful Australia and New Zealand focused CRO. Building a culture of expertise through a supportive environment, quality focus and overall collaboration and trust – both internally and externally.

Dr. Sam Adamson, PhD

Director Strategic Development

With 15 years of experience across the academic, translational research and CRO spaces, Sam is focused on working closely with emerging pharma and biotech companies at the critical early stages of trial development in Australia & New Zealand.

Based in Sydney, Australia, with a keen interest in the Asia-Pacific region, and a long track record in enabling drug and device studies across the region, Sam is the conduit between the business, operational and service delivery teams for our clients. 

Elaine Gent

Director Project Management

Elaine brings with her over 25 years of experience working in a variety of roles within the clinical trial and contract research industry both internationally and locally within the multi-national pharmaceutical and the CRO environment.

With her strong operational and management expertise, she oversees all project deliverables and supports, mentors, and develops her project management team and other staff throughout the organisation to ensure we meet our clients' clients project deliverables.

Fiona Mackay

Director Clinical Operations

Fiona has worked for over 20 years for a variety of large and small CRO's, Biotech and Pharma companies. Roles have been predominantly in Clinical Operations across AsiaPac, managing operational teams and projects. Additionally, she has also worked in Business Development, working to find the best clinical trial strategy for clients. She has a strong focus on developing the team, promoting high quality team-work and deliverables for clients.​

Jorrit Sipkema

Director Study Start Up

Jorrit has worked over 20 years in clinical research in AsiaPac and Europe for Pharmaceutical companies, CRO's and Central Laboratories.  His experience includes clinical operations, project management and quality assurance both at management and operations levels.​

Jorrit oversees the delivery of all study start up activities completed by his team of regulatory and clinical experts, from document development, submissions, site contracts and file set up. Jorrit's team also supports the operations team for ongoing ethics and health authority reporting after clinical trial commencement.

Nicole Elliott

Director of Commercial Strategy & Finance

Nicole has 25 years’ experience in leadership and strategy development from within the Finance Team of small businesses. 

Her widely recognised commercial judgement, visionary thinking, emotional intelligence and constructive leadership style, inspires teams to deliver quality results.

Terri Kong

Senior Regulatory Associate

A versatile regulatory specialist with nearly 20 years history of working in the pharmaceutical industry, Terri is skilled in pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, regulatory requirements, compliance and licensing and has a MPharm (Hons) focused in Pharmacy.

She has experience with regulatory requirements and submissions for both New Zealand and Australia and previously for South East Asia.

Marina Dzhelali

QA and Site Engagement Manager

Marina has worked in clinical research for over 22 years and comes with diverse clinical experiences in oncology, haematology, paediatrics, and other clinical areas. She has worked as part of the hospital’s certification team and has strong background in quality assurance.

Over the years, she has been heavily involved in development of the NZ standard CTR and Indemnity Agreements, worked as part of many national and international groups in clinical research and truly considers herself as jack of all trades when it comes to clinical trials.

Pre-study Feasibility

Call us to discuss your next study and how our regional expertise can ensure your trial is a success.

At no cost, we can prepare a draft proposal, outlining possible sites, estimated costs and do-ability in this region.