I have worked at Imperial College Business School since January 2003, where I hold a Chair in Technology and Innovation Management - Healthcare. Between 2003-2006 I was co-founder and co-director of the Innovation Studies Centre (now the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Department), Imperial College Business School.
Between 2006 and 2013 I was Principal Investigator and co-director of HaCIRIC, the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Over its life HaCIRIC grew to be the world's largest research programme on healthcare infrastructure issues.
I'm now involved in various research programmes - I work with the Department of Health's Policy Innovation Research Unit, the NIHR Northwest London CLAHRC and the NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative London. I am a part-time associate director for research and evaluation at Imperial College Health Partners.
My work focuses on the adoption, implementation and sustainability of innovation in healthcare systems. This has included extensive work on the introduction of remote care ('telehealth' or 'telecare'), and on the use of public-private partnerships in healthcare and their impact on innovation. Recently, I have become more involved in the earlier stages of the healthcare innovation process, where start-ups and early stage developers of health technology innovations are seeking to move their ideas forward to adoption. I have developed a web-based tool for Imperial College Health Partners to help health technology innovators better understand the journey they face - Pathway To Inovation.
I have been a member of many expert panels on healthcare innovation for government and other bodies, both in the UK and abroad, and I have worked extensively with companies involved in healthcare technologies. I am also an advisory board member of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Charity Strategy Committee, supporting significant investment in local healthcare innovation projects.For a CV, click here