Having led the NIHR i4i Programme Team until July 2017, Ian now heads up Special Projects and Medtech SME engagement in the CCF Innovations team. Alongside this, Ian also manages a portfolio of funded projects across i4i and Health Innovation Challenge Fund (HICF) as well as the contract for the NIHR Innovation Observatory in Newcastle. Prior to this, a DPhil in chemistry led to Ian joining Kodak, becoming a Principal Scientist in the European R&D labs, followed by 9 years at GE Healthcare Life Sciences, Imaging R&D, leading the Discovery portfolio for molecular imaging diagnostics in neurodegenerative disease. Ian joined the Innovation team at NIHR CCF in November 2014. Ian is a (co-) inventor on 38 patent applications.