Meet the Team

Meet the Diagnostics North East Steering Group

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Dr Michael Wright

Deputy Medical Director, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of Diagnostics North East

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Michelle O’Rourke

Manager of Diagnostics North East and Industry Liaison for its partners, including the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostic Co-operative

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Professor Nick Reynolds

Professor of Dermatology and Director of Diagnostics at Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Professor Andrew Blamire

Dean of the Translational and Clinical Research Institute and Professor of Magnetic Resonance Physics in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University

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Andrea Burroughs

Associate Director for Commercial Enterprise
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Professor Alastair David Burt

Director of NovoPath, Theme Lead for Precision Medicine, Genomics and Informatics at Newcastle University and Vice Chair, Integrated Covid Hub NE Innovation Board

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Professor John Isaacs

Associate Medical Director for Research and Consultant Rheumatologist at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Stephen Lynn

Associate Director at the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria

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Peter Noble

Chief Operating Officer for Newcastle Health Innovation Partners
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Professor John Simpson

Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Newcastle University, an honorary consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Dr Andrew Sims

Head of Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Department, Director of the Newcastle External Assessment Centre for the NICE Medical Technology Evaluation Programme, Deputy Director of the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative

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Russell Watkins

Commercial Director at the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria