Professor Michael Smith

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Professor Michael Smith BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc, CPhys, CSci, FInstKT, FBIR, FIPSM, FInstP

Mike Smith is currently an Emeritus Professor of Medical Science having had forty years experience in research and innovation in medicine and health, in the general area of non-invasive diagnostic and investigative techniques. This includes bone mineral measurement for osteoporosis, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic image analysis and terahertz imaging and analysis.

Over the past fifteen years, his knowledge and experience of research and innovation has extended beyond medicine and health, encompassing nanoscience, engineering, informatics, design and business systems. He presents internationally and has published extensively, with over 180 peer reviewed publications.

In addition he has over twenty-five years experience in the commercialisation and knowledge transfer of medical and health innovations, particularly the exploitation and commercialisation of research, working with both large corporations and SMEs. He has held a number of patents and formed a number of companies, mostly in the medical sector.

He has experience working with government departments and has served on a number of National Committees including: RAE Panel Member on two occasions; NHS Central R&D Committee for ten years; MRC Medical Advisory Board for eight years; NHS New and Emerging Applications of Technology (NEAT) and i4i Advisory Board for over ten years; NHS R&D Standing Group on Health Technology Assessment; and DTI Foresight Taskforce on Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices.



Ann Starkey

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Ann Patricia Starkey MBA,  FInstKT 

Ann Starkey has over 40 years’ experience of working at the interface between Higher Education and the Medical and Healthcare Sector, initially in research and project management in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Leeds then in innovation and business development, at Medipex Ltd, a company set up to commercialise innovations emerging from the health sector in the Yorkshire and Humber Region of the UK. Prior to joining Medipex she was part of the Executive Team that set up the Company.

Ann’s project management and business development expertise has involved her with a number of strategic initiatives including: the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Health Technology Sector Group; the Board of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) in West Yorkshire; the National Innovation Centre Metrics Working Group; the Steering Committee Devices for Dignity (D4D) Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) Programme. She has also set up and managed a number of spin-out and subsidiary companies.

Ann Chaired the Healthcare Strategy Board of the Transatlantic Business Council, from 2010-13.  She is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and mentors staff who have recently been appointed to senior management roles.


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