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About CPS Research

CPS Research is an independent clinical research site located in Glasgow, Scotland. Established in 1988, we conduct clinical trials in Phases II to IV in Pharmaceuticals, Food Supplements, Medical Devices and Over the Counter (OTC) therapies. We offer a personalised service to a worldwide client base of both large and small pharmaceutical, biotech and food organisations. Our single tier management structure allows an easy flow of communication with our clients.


Based on our extensive experience we offer three distinct services:

  • Clinical trial services based in the west of Scotland
  • Global patient recruitment services
  • Clinical trial support services


Our mission

CPS Research is committed to providing quality clinical studies which meet the highest scientific, clinical, and ethical standards.

our leadership

Dr Alan Wade MBChB FRCA – Director and Co-Founder

Following an academic career in anaesthesia, Alan was in General Practice as a partner and retired after 20 years to pursue a full-time career in drug development. He has over 30 years’ experience in designing studies and influencing protocols. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

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Dr Gordon Crawford BSc MBChB MRCGP – Director and Co-Founder

Gordon combined 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 a hundred clinical trials for diverse indications. His particular interest is in helping patients influence both the development and the safety of new drugs and other medical treatments.

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Craig Mccallum MBA – General manager

Craig has 16 years experience working within the Life Science industry. He has held a number of senior, operational and customer facing positions in media manufacture and biopharmaceutical testing sectors.

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Our Team

Clinical Research Physician

Dr Karen Hopkins BSc(Hons) MBCHB MRCGP (2019) – Research Physician

Karen has a strong scientific background, having completed an honours degree in Physiology prior to medical training. Since qualifying in 2011 she has enjoyed a wide range of clinical roles within the NHS. Karen enjoys her role as a qualified GP in addition to her work at CPS Research. As a research physician, her role supports patients throughout the lifecycle of a clinical trial whilst ensuring their ongoing wellbeing.

Clinical Management

Our Clinical Management team have decades of experiences within the research industry and work together to ensure our projects, scheduling and team training all run smoothly. 

Research Nurses

Our friendly team of experienced research nurses all take great pride in their work pursuing new treatment options for the local community and beyond. At CPS Research, our priority is to ensure your safety and care throughout the entire clinical trials process and our team of research nurses are so important to this. 

Patient Recruitment Team
  • Global remit 
  • Coordination with research sites
  • Social media specialists
  • Language services
  • Full IT support
Administration Team
  • Regulatory Management
  • Finance Management


Established in 1988, CPS Research has over 30 years’ clinical trial site experience, having conducted more than 250 studies. As a result, our medically and clinically qualified management team, together with our experienced staff, have a wealth of clinical and research experience.

We are experts in management and conduct of trials in; Pharmaceuticals, Microbiome therapies, Over the counter (OTC), Food supplements, Devices.

In addition, CPS Research has provided consultancy services to pharmaceutical, food and medicine device companies for over 20 years, and our management team has written and contributed to over 100 papers, book chapters and posters in their fields of expertise.

Your Health and Wellbeing

Our Safety Procedures

Temperature checks

Everyone is required to have a temperature check as they enter the clinic.

Hand Sanitising

Multiple hand sanitisation stations are located throughout the clinic. Frequent hand cleaning is followed by all of our staff.

PPE (PERSONAL protective equipment)

All staff will be equipped with personal protective equipment to keep you and them as safe as possible.


Every consultation room and visiting area is deep cleaned between visits to ensure your safety.


Social distancing of 2M will be in effect at all times within the clinic.


Each clinical room is fitted with a 0.1 micron HEPA air filtration system which filters the air removing viral particles.