Pacific Clinical Research Network Christchurch, known as PCRN Forte, is a dedicated clinical trial unit at the heart of Christchurch. Established in 2007, this trial clinic has a rich history of over 80 phase II-IV studies across various therapeutic areas.

How we work

Our Approach

PCRN takes great pride in the work that we do and the experience we provide to participants. Our team understands that clinical trials take time and take patients out of the comfort of their own homes. As a result of this, we do all that we can to ensure patient comfort. Our process is participant-forward. We focus on the safety and needs of our participants to ensure their health, well-being and enjoyment of a clinical trial.

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Discover our wide range of clinical trials located across New Zealand, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated team of healthcare professionals to ensure your health and well-being.

Clinical trials are here to better the health of everyone and address the global disease burden. Without participants the medication you take wouldn’t exist. Explore our trials today.

The Facilities

With more than 60 years combined experience our team of dedicated research professionals are committed to providing a friendly & collaborative environment to conduct clinical trials, with participant safety as our first priority. 

80+ phase II-IV studies

We have conducted over 80 phase II-IV studies in a variety of therapeutic areas, focusing on Primary Health Care; however we have strong relationships with clinical consultants for the more specialised studies. 

Established relationships

We have well established relationships with a variety of community health care service providers where we can leverage their expertise and partner with them to bring exceptional service to both our participants and Sponsor/CRO clients. 

Trained & certified staff

All our staff hold TransCelerate attested GCP training certification and provide a high quality of study management. 

Meet Our Site Team

Dr Chris Hazlewood


Simone Dunn

Study Coordinator

Dr Melissa Brittle


Dr. Ben Image

Principal Investigator & Investigator

Dr Jo Finlay


Kirsten Thompson

Study Coordinator

Ali Maoate

Study Coordinator

Georgie Glubb

Study Coordinator

Ally Hazlett

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+64 3 337 1979


Forte 2, Level 2, 132 Peterborough St, Christchurch

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