Director of Innovation and Wealth Creation, North East and North Cumbria (AHSN)
Nicola manages the Innovation and Wealth Creation portfolio of the AHSN which includes the delivery of The Innovation Pathway programme which provides bespoke support such as intellectual property assistance, market research and clinical evaluation, to both regional SMEs and NHS organisations. Other wealth creation activities include working with the two Local Enterprise Partnerships and the creations of a University Technical College focussing upon healthcare and IT.
Prior to joining the AHSN, Nicola managed the NHS Innovation North project (c/o RTC North Limited), which is the intellectual property hub for the NHS in the North East region. She continues to be involved in the management of this project as they are an integral partner within the AHSN.
Prior to joining RTC North in 2006, Nicola worked as an industrial research chemist following completion of her PhD in chemistry.