Our Team


Like all successful organisations the Innovation Observatory is built on the collective effort of a multidisciplinary team. Each member of our internal team plays an important and necessary role in supporting the delivery of our shared vision.

We pride ourselves on producing high-quality outputs, undertaking robust and informative research, employing and developing cutting edge methods and tools, and ensuring that we, and our stakeholders, stay ahead of the innovation curve.

The team is led by Professor Dawn Craig (Director), Dr Teresa Fortune (COO), Janet Lewis (Centre Manager).

Research and Technical Aalya Al-Assaf

Dr Aalya Al-Assaf

Research Associate

Research and Technical Adetutu Sadiq

Adetutu Sadiq

Research Assistant

Research and Technical Alex Inskip

Alex Inskip

Research Assistant

Research and Technical Amey Vedpathak

Amey Vedpathak

Data Scientist

Research and Technical Amy Hussain

Amy Hussain

Analyst

Leadership and Management Andrew Mkwashi

Dr Andrew Mkwashi

Devices Lead

Research and Technical Anjum Jahan

Anjum Jahan

Analyst

Visiting Researcher Anne Oyewole

Dr Anne Oyewole

Visiting Researcher

Research and Technical Aoife Oliver

Aoife Oliver

Research Assistant

Research and Technical Ayo-Oley Baldeh

Ayo-Oley Baldeh

Research Assistant

Research and Technical Ayomikun Ogunyemi

Ayomikun Ogunyemi

Research Assistant

Public Advisory Group Members Becky Harmston

Becky Harmston

Public Advisory Group Member

Research and Technical Bethan Harris

Bethan Harris

Analyst

Research and Technical Chizoba Oparah

Chizoba Oparah

Research Assistant

Research and Technical Claire Eastaugh

Claire Eastaugh

Research Assistant

Research and Technical Cyril Uteh

Cyril Uteh

Research Assistant

Leadership and Management Dawn Craig

Prof Dawn Craig

Director

Public Advisory Group Members Debbie Smith

Debbie Smith

Public Advisory Group Member

Public Advisory Group Members Diana Frost

Diana Frost

Public Advisory Group Member

Research and Technical Emily Robertson

Emily Robertson

Analyst

Research and Technical Eugenie Johnson

Eugenie Johnson

Research Assistant

Leadership and Management Fiona Beyer

Dr Fiona Beyer

Programme Lead - Information Research

Leadership and Management Fiona Pearson

Dr Fiona Pearson

Programme Lead - Insights

Research and Technical Georgie Wilkins

Dr Georgie Wilkins

Research Associate

Leadership and Management Gill Norman

Gill Norman

Programme Lead - Medicines

Business Support and Administration Hannah Lynn

Hannah Lynn

Centre Administrator

Research and Technical Hannah O'Keefe

Hannah O'Keefe

Research Associate

Business Support and Administration Hassina Carr

Hassina Carr

Senior Administrator

Public Advisory Group Members Hayley Hall

Hayley Hall

Public Advisory Group Member

Research and Technical Hongbo Bo

Dr Hongbo Bo

Research Associate

Public Advisory Group Members Ian Fairclough

Ian Fairclough

Public Advisory Group Member

Research and Technical Jane Nesworthy

Jane Nesworthy

Analyst

Leadership and Management Janet Lewis

Janet Lewis

Centre Manager

Public Advisory Group Members Jim Ainslie

Jim Ainslie

Public Advisory Group Member

Research and Technical Katie Thomson

Dr Katie Thomson

Research Associate

Public Advisory Group Members Leah Ndegwa

Leah Ndegwa

Public Advisory Group Member

Research and Technical Louise Tanner

Louise Tanner

Research Associate

Business Support and Administration Lucy Imber

Lucy Imber

Senior Administrator

Research and Technical Madeleine Still

Madeleine Still

Research Assistant

Public Advisory Group Members Madiha Sajid

Madiha Sajid

Public Advisory Group Member

Public Advisory Group Members Mahabuba Rahman

Mahabuba Rahman

Public Advisory Group Member

Public Advisory Group Members Mudita Rathore

Mudita Rathore

Public Advisory Group Member

Public Advisory Group Members Myra Madonna

Myra Madonna

Public Advisory Group Member

Research and Technical Nicole O'Connor

Nicole O'Connor

Research Assistant

Research and Technical Oleta Williams

Oleta Williams

Research Assistant

Research and Technical Olushola Ewedairo

Olushola Ewedairo

Analyst

Research and Technical Opeyemi Agbeleye

Dr Opeyemi Agbeleye

Research Assistant

Research and Technical Oshin Sharma

Oshin Sharma

Research Assistant

Public Advisory Group Members Patricia Medkour

Patricia Medkour

Public Advisory Group Member

Research and Technical Pauline Addis

Dr Pauline Addis

Research Associate

Public Advisory Group Members Peter Whitaker

Peter Whitaker

Public Advisory Group Member

Public Advisory Group Members Rashmi Kumar

Rashmi Kumar

Public Advisory Group Member

Research and Technical Rhiannon Potter

Rhiannon Potter

Research Assistant

Public Advisory Group Members Roland Finch

Roland Finch

Public Advisory Group Member

Public Advisory Group Members Rosemary Nicholls

Rosemary Nicholls

Public Advisory Group Member

Research and Technical Ross Fairbairn

Ross Fairbairn

Research Assistant

Research and Technical Ryan Kenny

Dr Ryan Kenny

Research Associate

Research and Technical Saleh Mohamed

Dr Saleh Mohamed

Research Associate - Health Data Science

Public Advisory Group Members Sam Al-Ameen

Sam Al-Ameen

Research and Technical Sarah Khan

Dr Sarah Khan

Research Associate

Business Support and Administration Sean Gill

Sean Gill

Engagement and Liaison Analyst

Research and Technical Sheila Wallace

Dr Sheila Wallace

Research Fellow

Research and Technical Soheila Ghasri

Soheila Ghasri

Research Assistant

Research and Technical Sola Akinbolade

Sola Akinbolade

Research Associate

Research and Technical Sonia Garcia Gonzalez-Moral

Sonia Garcia Gonzalez-Moral

Research Associate

Public Advisory Group Members Steve Edgar

Steve Edgar

Public Advisory Group Member

Public Advisory Group Members Sudhir Shah

Sudhir Shah

Public Advisory Group Member

Leadership and Management Teresa Fortune

Dr Teresa Fortune

Chief Operating Officer

Public Advisory Group Members Tynara Kindred-McArthur

Tynara Kindred-McArthur

Public Advisory Group Member

Medicines
Medicine Industry's Gateway to NICE
Support for Industry
Outputs & Publications