Core Team

Professor John Fisher

CBE, Academic Director


+44 (0) 113 3432128

j.fisher@leeds.ac.uk

Professor Fisher is Academic Director of the Medical Technologies IKC.

He is a leading researcher in Medical Engineering and is the former Director of the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. Research interests include joint replacement and substitution, tissue re-engineering and functional spinal interventions. Professor Fisher is also director of Tissue Regenix, a company which specialises in the development of regenerative medical devices.

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Dr Jo Dixon-Hardy

Director of Medical Technology Innovation


+44 (0) 113 3430920

j.e.dixon-hardy@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Dixon-Hardy is an experienced programme manager and project director with an extensive background in scientific research and teaching.

She is Director of Medical Technologies Innovation at the University of Leeds, Operations Director for the Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre, Deputy Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices.  She was Director of Operations for  the WELMEC Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering 2009-15 and continues to manage the continuation of the activity through the Medical Engineering Initiative funded by the Wellcome Trust.  Jo is also a qualified Business and Executive Coach and contributes significantly to the development and delivery of initiatives which help early career researchers in medical technologies realise their potential.

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Rowan Grant

Communications and Engagement Manager


+44 (0) 113 3430923

r.h.grant@leeds.ac.uk

As Communications and Engagement Manager at the Medical Technologies IKC, Rowan is responsible for the management and coordination of the partner engagement activities delivered by Centre to its commercial, clinical and academic partners in the UK and across the globe.

Her responsibilities include creating and implementing the marketing and communications strategy, including developing and maintaining the Centre’s digital presence, scoping and coordinating events, writing case studies, news, press releases and all other aspects of communications from the IKC.

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Executive board

The IKC is underpinned by strong science and technology leadership in the field of medical devices and regenerative medicine. The Executive Group brings leadership and a breadth of relevant skills and knowledge including biomedical translation, health economics, clinical trials, clinical and commercialisation from a multi-disciplinary academic, industry, public sector and NHS platform.

Professor John Fisher

CBE, Academic Director

+44 (0) 113 3432128

j.fisher@leeds.ac.uk

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Dr Jo Dixon-Hardy

Director of Medical Technology Innovation

+44 (0) 113 3430920

j.e.dixon-hardy@leeds.ac.uk

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Eileen Ingham

Deputy Director of the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

+44 (0) 113 343 5691

e.ingham@leeds.ac.uk

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External Advisory Board

The IKC benefits from a proactively engaged External Advisory Board that has very high calibre membership from across UK and global academia, industry, regulation and clinical communities.

  • Lisa Brown – TLIP Ltd
  • Rebecca Bryan – Simpleware Ltd
  • Sue Dunkerton – KTN Ltd
  • Phil Evans – Techceram Ltd
  • Helen Gillan – NHS Blood and Transplant
  • Ben Rendell –  UKRI EPSRC
  • Ian Revie – Invibio Ltd
  • Mark Richardson – National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) & University of Southampton
  • Orlando Arnold – Versus Arthritis