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Invention for Innovation - Product Development Awards Interim Committee

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Published: 21 June 2024

Version: 2.0 July 2024

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The funding committees for the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme are multidisciplinary, comprising academic, clinical and commercial experts, as well as patient and public members. i4i has four committees: three for Product Development Awards (committee A, committee B and committee C), and one for Connect. i4i also has an Interim Committee.

Committee Members - Product Development Awards Interim Committee 

  • Dr Saif Ahmad
    • CSO/CMO, 52 North Health
  • Dr Ahran Arnold
    • Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cardiology, Imperial College London
  • Professor Raimondo Ascione
    • Chair of Cardiac Surgery & Translational Research, NHS Consultant in Adult Cardiac Surgery, Director of the Bristol Translational Biomedical Research Centre, University of Bristol
  • Dr James Avery
    • Lecturer in Robotics and Embedded Computer Systems Engineering, University of Leeds
  • Professor Siddharth Banka
    • Appraiser, Mentor and Emeritus Consultant, University of Manchester
  • Dr Dan Blackburn
    • Senior Lecturer and Consultant Neurologist, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Chris Bowers
    • Principal Lecturer in Computing, University of Worcester
  • Dr Anthony Bradlow
    • Professor of Genomic Medicine and Rare Diseases, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Catherine Breslin
    • Head of Industry Engagement & Commercialisation, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Jehangir Cama
    • Co-Founder, ArtioSense Limited; BioTryp Therapeutics; University of Cambridge
  • Professor Yongqiang Cheng
    • Professor of AI, University of Sunderland
  • Professor Vasa Curcin
    • Professor of Health Informatics, Department of Population Health Sciences, King's College London
  • Professor Alun Davies
    • Professor of vascular surgery , Imperial College London, Charing Cross and St Mary's hospitals
  • Professor Jo Dumville
    • Professor of Applied Health Research, University of Manchester
  • Dr Fiona Ellis
    • Clinical Psychologist, Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust; University of East Anglia
  • Professor Stefano Fedele
    • Professor of Oral Medicine, UCL Eastman Dental Institute
  • Dr Theofanis Fotis
    • Reader, University of Brighton
  • Dr Ahmed Gendia
    • Specialty Trainee, Colorectal and General Surgery, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Martin Gossling
    • Head of Commercial Innovation, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Hui Guo
    • Reader in Biostatistics, University of Manchester
  • Dr Gordon Hendry
    • Reader in Musculoskeletal Health, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Professor Carl Heneghan
    • Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine, Director of Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Nuffield Dept. of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Professor Peter Hoskin
    • Professor of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre
  • Professor Prashant Jha
    • Professor of MedTech Innovation and Entrepreneurship, King's College London
  • Professor Pearse Keane
    • Professor of Artificial Medical Intelligence,University College London
  • Dr James Kinross
    • Reader in Surgery, Imperial College London
  • Dr Anthony Kong
    • Reader and Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist, King's College London
  • Professor Gregory Lip
    • Price-Evans Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Yang Liu
    • Associate Professor of Dynamics and Control, University of Exeter
  • Dr Dafydd Loughran
    • Co-founder and CEO, Concentric Health
  • Professor Guy MacGowan
    • Consultant Cardiologist, Honorary Professor in Heart Failure, Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mrs Maria Mackay
    • Senior Commercial Advisor, Health Innovation East
  • Professor Arshad Majid
    • Head of Neuroscience, Deputy Dean and Consultant Neurologist, University of Sheffield
  • Mrs Neesa Mangalaparathy
    • Senior Solutions Manager, UCLPartners
  • Dr Richard Moakes
    • Lecturer in Healthcare Materials, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Paul Moss
    • Professor of Haematology, University of Birmingham
  • Professor William Newman
    • Principal Investigator, Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine at the University of Manchester
  • Dr Melody Ni
    • Senior methodologist within the NIHR-London In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative, NIHR HeathTech Research Centre in In Vitro Diagnostics, Imperial College London
  • Dr John Ong
    • Clinical Lecturer in Hepatology, University of Cambridge
  • Dr David Pang
    • Consultant in Pain Management, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Julian Patel
    • Associate Director – Innovation Partnerships & Business Development, Health Innovation East Midlands
  • Dr Carlos Martinez-Perez
    • Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Bernd Porr
    • Senior Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Claire Rosten
    • Innovation Manager, Health Innovation Kent Surrey Sussex
  • Dr Dermot Ryan
    • Honorary Clinical Research Fellow, The University of Edinburgh
  • Dr David Shields
    • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Dr Francesco Luke Siena
    • Senior Lecturer In Product Design, Nottingham Trent University
  • Mrs Lesley Soden
    • Director, Succoris Ltd
  •  Mr Mark Otto Smith
    • Commercial and Digital Health Advisor, Independent Consultancy
  • Dr Joop Tanis
    • Director of MedTech Consulting, Health Tech Enterprise
  • Mrs Jane Theaker
    • CEO, PbD Biotech Ltd
  • Professor Neil Vaughan
    • Associate Professor of Data Science and AI, University of Exeter
  • Professor Ed Watkins
    • Professor of Experimental and Applied Clinical Psychology, University of Exeter
  • Mr Arne Wolters
    • Implementation Lead (NIHR ARC); Head of Improvement Analytics (CNTW), NIHR ARC North East and North CumbriaCumbriaNorthumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW
  • Professor David Wong
    • Associate Professor of Health Data Science and Health Informatics, University of Leeds
  • Professor Shane Xie
    • Chair in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, University of Leeds
  • Professor Yingjie Yang
    • Professor of Computational Intelligence, De Montfort University
  • Professor Massoud Zolgharni
    • Professor of Computer Vision, University of West London