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Prof. Mike Trenell

Prof. Mike Trenell

Director of NIHR Innovation Observatory

Michael Trenell is a clinical scientist with a specialist interest in healthcare innovation and strategy. In 2016 he was appointed founding Director of the UK National Institute for Health Research Innovation Observatory where he lead a multidisciplinary team of computer scientists, scientists and evidence synthesis specialists to map, report and shape global healthcare innovation (drugs and non-drugs). The NIHR Innovation Observatory team provide strategic insight to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Department of Health, NHS England, National Institute for Health Research, academia and industry. Our aim is to support clinical care teams, commissioners, policy makers and industry providers to deliver better and more efficient clinical care through strategic innovation.

Mike is a former NIHR Senior Fellow and Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Fellow, where he led work looking at lifestyle and chronic disease, co-designing service pathways and understanding the clinical impact of self care behaviour. Through this work he led, with colleagues, the deployment of scalable digital health services for the management and prevention of long term conditions in the UK and across Europe.  Our major programmes of work are currently funded by: the NIHR, MRC, EPSRC, ESRC, Alzheimer’s Society, NHS, European Union and industry.


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