The Team

Catherine Lund
Managing Director
Catherine Lund is by training a registered neonatal nurse. She entered the clinical research arena as a research nurse, followed by her formal clinical research training at Quintiles. She left Quintiles to pursue a career in contracting. Through collaborations, she then established OnQ Research, a full service South African based CRO in 2006. Sello Seahloli joined her a partner in 2008. 

Catherine Lund has served on the SACRA ( South African Clinical Research Association) Exco for a period of three years. She additionally headed up the writing department for this organisation. She was the Vice Chair for the South African Chapter of ACRP in 2003.

She is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. Her additional interests are running, amateur economics and politics.
Dr. Sello Seahloli
Executive Director
Dr Seahloli has over 20 years experience in the clinical research field and medical writing. He started his career in 1995 with Schering Plough South Africa in medical / pharmaceutical marketing and clinical research. He then joined Sanofi-Synthelabo South Africa in 2002 as Clinical Operations Manager, to setup a South African clinical research unit. He resigned in 2006, to start a new company called Bakubung Clinical Research Services. In 2008, Dr Seahloli joined OnQ Research as director in Clinical Operations and in 2017 moved to quality assurance department of OnQ Research as Head of quality assurance.

Dr Seahloli holds a B.Sc in Medical Sciences specialising in Haematology, M.Sc degree in Medicine specialising in Haemato-Oncology and a Ph.D in clinical research. Dr Seahloli was a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, Washington DC. and is currently a member of the South African Clinical Research Association and Med Bay.
Robert Voogt
Clinical Operations Manager
Robert has been involved in Clinical Research since 2000 where he managed a large Clinical Trial Laboratory, followed by a career as CRA at OnQ Research from 2013 to 2017. 

Robert qualified as Medical technologist (Clinical Path) from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 1995.​ In 2003 he completed the Program in Project Management at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

He currently holds the position of Senior CRA and Project Manager.
Robert has represented SACRA (South African Clinical Research Association) as EXCO member  2010 – 2012 / 2014 – 2015.
Rory Forseth Leisegang
Medical Advisor
Rory's qualifications include degrees in chemical engineering and medicine from the University of Cape Town, and a core-epidemiology certificate through the University of North Carolina.  He is currently finalizing a Ph.D. (by publication) and application for Clinical Pharmacology specialist association.

He has worked as a medical researcher in academic, industry, and government settings through (a) employment contracts with the University of Cape Town, Aurum Institute, Retego (Bonitas Medical fund and Actuarial Society of South Africa) and (b) collaborations with the Western Cape Department of Health their recently launched WoW! Program (“Wellness on WesternCape”).

He has presented at several international conferences (including oral presentations) and published several papers, as well as attended to clinical teaching duties and established IT infrastructure within the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Cape Town.