Advisory Team

Alan Davies

Innovation Agency NWC

Alan is the Innovative Programmes & Partnerships Director at Health Education England where his role links up strategic HEE programmes such as workforce transformation, digital readiness, technology enhanced learning, Genomics education and AI with local regional activities through partners like the AHSN Network. Prior to this Alan was Director of Digital Health & NW Coast region Digital Expert Group – Chair at the Innovation Agency. Alan has considerable commercial medtech expertise having held international roles as Director of Home Healthcare for Philips Healthcare and Strategy Director for Tunstall Healthcare, as well as local roles including as an executive board member at ATcare CIC an assistive technology incubator spin off from NHS Innovations London. As a former partner at PA Consulting for ten years and Director at PwC, Alan brings a wealth of experience of planning and managing strategic change.

Dr Annette Bramley

Director of N8 Research Partnership

Dr Bramley joins N8 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), where she held numerous senior positions over an 18-year period.
N8 is the partnership body for the universities of Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, and York and aims to maximise the impact of this research base to enable business innovation and societal transformation.

Ed Clifton

Health Improvement Scotland

SHTG is a national health technology assessment (HTA) agency that provides evidence support and advice to NHSScotland on the use of new and existing health technologies which are not medicines and which are likely to have significant implications for people’s care.  HTA is the systematic evaluation of the properties and effects of health technologies, and components of HTA include clinical effectiveness, safety, cost effectiveness, patient views, and clinical expert input. 

Prof Iain Buchan

Chair in Public Health and Informatics, Liverpool

Iain Buchan is a public health and informatics research leader. He founded and led Manchester University's health informatics group, raising over £100m of research grants from 2003 to 2017, and co-founded the UK's national health data research facility. After a year at Microsoft Research shaping a 10-year view of how AI might transform healthcare, he is developing a new research programme at the University of Liverpool. In this next phase, Iain is addressing the need for public health interventions in the evolving digital connections and AI that can organise the efforts of society, intentionally or not.

Prof Ian Craddock

PI of SPHERE IRC, Bristol

Ian Craddock is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol. He is Institutional Lead for Digital Health, leading a programme of investment and research development across six faculties of his University. He leads the EPSRC funded "SPHERE" IRC programme, one of the UK's largest digital health research projects. His track record includes the successful commercialisation of a medical device. He was employed by Toshiba corporation as Managing Director of their research laboratory in Bristol from 2011 to late 2018.

Carmen Paputa-Dutu

Digital Health and Care National Lead at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)

Carmen Paputa-Dutu is the Digital Health and Care National Lead at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), her work focusing on public and third sector engagement. Carmen joined the ALLIANCE in 2016 and since then has worked on several co-production and innovation-focused projects, including ‘Our GP’, a project which undertook rapid engagement with over 1,000 citizens and professionals to develop ideas for new digital GP services. In her current role, Carmen manages national engagement projects, including Discover Digital and My World My Health, aiming to influence digital health and care policy and practice within Scotland.

Industrial Forum -Technical Advisory Team

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The Centre is growing 5G capabilities, ambitions, and awareness nationwide – among businesses of all types, and in cities, towns, and remote rural locations alike.

Innovation Centres

Digital Health & Care Institute, Precision Medicine, CENSIS, Data Lab

Scottish Health Technologies Group

The Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG) is a national health technology assessment (HTA) agency.

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