Mrs Clare Primiero

BSc, MClinTRes

Clinical Research Coordinator, PhD Student


About me

Clare is a Clinical Research Coordinator and PhD Student with the Dermatology Research Centre. She completed a BSc with The University of Queensland in 2009 majoring in Microbiology and Biomedical Science, and later completed a Masters in Clinical Trial Research with University of Sydney in 2016. She has an interest in clinical trial design, human research ethics, and the use of predictive genetic testing for cancer susceptibility. She commenced her PhD at the beginning of 2019, with the objective of evaluating psychosocial and behavioural effects of reporting personalised genetic results regarding cancer susceptibility to people at high risk of melanoma.




Chen X, Fernando GJP, Crichton ML, Flaim C, Yukiko SR, Fairmaid E, Corbett HJ, Primiero CA, Ansaldo AB, Frazer IH, Brown LE, Kendall MAF (2011). Improving the reach of vaccines to low-resource regions, with a needle-free vaccine delivery device and long-term thermostabilization; Journal of Controlled Release, 2011 152: p349-355.

Chen X, Fernando GJP, Raphael AP, Yukiko SR, Fairmaid E, Primiero CA, Frazer IH, Brown LE, Kendall MAF (2012)  Rapid kinetics to peak serum antibodies is achieved following influenza vaccination by dry-coated densely packed microprojections to skin.  Journal of Controlled Release, 2011 158: p78-84. 

Fernando GJP,Chen X, Primiero CA, Yukiko S, Fairmaid EJ, Corbett HJ, Frazer IH, Brown LE, Kendall MAF. 2012  Nanopatch targeted delivery of both antigen and adjuvant to skin synergistically drives enhanced antibody responses.  Journal of Controlled Release, 2012 159: p215-221.

Lin LL, Prow TW, Raphael AP, Harrold III RL, Primiero CA, Ansaldo AB, Soyer HP (2013) Microbiopsy engineered for minimally invasive and suture-free sub-millimetre skin sampling. F1000 Research.  2:120 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-120.v2)

Lin LL, Prow TW, Raphael AP, Ansaldo AB, Mohammed Y, Primiero CA, Soyer HP (2012) Microparticle and Microneedle drug delivery in human skin.  Wound Repair and Regeneration. 20(5):A73

McNeilly CL, Crichton ML, Primiero CA, Frazer IH, Roberts MS, Kendall MAF (2014) Microprojection arrays to immunise at mucosal surfaces. Journal of Controlled Release. 196:252-260

Pearson FE, McNeilly CL, Crighton ML, Primiero CA, Yukiko SR, Fernando GJP, Chen XF, Gilbert SC, Hill AVS, Kendall MAF (2013) Dry-coated live viral vector vaccines delivered by nanopatch microprojections retain long-term thermostability and induce transgene-specific T cell responses in mice.  PLOS One. 8(7):e67888. 

Raphael AP, Primiero CA, Ansaldo AB, Keates HL, Soyer HP, Prow TW (2013) Elongate microparticles for enhanced drug delivery to ex vivo and in vivo pig skin.  Journal of Controlled Release.  172(1):96-104.

Raphael AP, Primiero CA, Lin LL, Smith RF, Dyer P, Soyer HP, Prow TW. (2013).  High aspect ratio elongated Microparticles for enhanced topical delivery in human volunteers.  Adv Healthc Mater.  Doi: 10.1002/adhm.201300517

Robinson M, Primiero CA, Guitera P, Hong A, Scolyer RA, Stretch JR, Strutton G, Thompson JF, Soyer HP. (2019) Evidence-based guidelines for the management of patients with lentigo maligna. Dermatology. (in press)

Sinnya S, Tan JM, Prow TW, Primiero CA, McEniery E, Selmer J, Osterdal ML, Soyer HP. (2016) A randomised, phase II1 exploratory trial to assess the safety and preliminary efficacy of LEO 43204 in patients with actinic keratosis. British Journal of Dermatology. 174(2):305-11


Research fields

Skin cancer, skin drug delivery