‘Real Data from Real Patients’

Our Team

Dr Alan Wade and Dr Gordon Crawford, the founders of Patients Direct, have worked in drug development and clinical trials for over 25 years.  They have significant experience in designing studies, influencing protocols, writing articles, and have over 50 book contributions and peer-reviewed publications.  They have presented data to the FDA and EMA as well as supporting a client in filing a successful New Drug Application with the EMA.

Dr Alan Wade MB ChB FRCA - Director and Co Founder


Following an academic career in anaesthesia, Alan was in General Practice as a partner and has interests in the Pharmaceutical Industry, advertising and medical education with a special interest in Neuropsychopharmacology. Alan has been a member of a number of International Advisory boards for several top 10 Pharmaceutical companies in this field. He regularly lectures at international congresses and academic meetings.



Dr Gordon Crawford BSc MB ChB MRCGP - Director and Co Founder


Gordon combines his work as a senior partner in a GP practice with his long term interest in pharmaceutical medicine. He has been the Principle Investigator in more than fifty clinical trials in a variety of diverse indications. His particular interest is in helping patients influence both the development and the safety of new drugs and other medical treatments.




Ellie Robertson - Managing Director


Sean Magee - Lead Programmer