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Joanne Emmett

Vice President, Medical Devices

Joanne Emmett came to Premier Research as Vice President, Global Clinical Operations, in 2011. Ms. Emmett’s past operational experience within large and small CROs brings to Premier Research a strong and diverse skill set focused on customer service. She held key positions at PRA International and AAIPharma, where she focused on building strong team performance and delivering services that more than met customers’ needs.

“The entire Premier Research team is impressive,” she says. “It is a pleasure to come to work each day. Regardless of which region of the world I wake up in, the group is always ready for a new day, new challenges and new opportunities. Their energy keeps me motivated (and younger)!”


“Premier Research offers the opportunity to truly touch new, creative and leading drug and device development practices. Everyone here takes pride in the results we contribute to our customers’ development needs.”

Working with Premier Research resources and customers around the world, Ms. Emmett ensures that each of our teams is made up of the right people at the right time with the right skill sets. Beyond that, she also ensures that their personalities and work styles are thoroughly compatible with those of the customer.

Ms. Emmett received her master’s degree from American College in Minneapolis, MN and completed the University of Western Ontario’s clinical research development program. “Being a Canadian,” she says, “I can confirm that the love of hockey runs deep. Pride and teamwork bring success!!”

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