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Our mentors offer access to knowledge and networking. Mentors share their experience and expertise, and make introductions to investors, companies and other organisations.

Examples of expertise within the mentor network include:

  • how to get your products into the NHS and social care
  • cyber security standards
  • medical device regulation
  • investors
  • deploying artificial intelligence
  • writing successful grant applications

Mentors

Aejaz Zahid

Aejaz Zahid

Executive Director, Innovation (Designate), North East & North Cumbria Integrated Care Board

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Agnes Crutchard

Agnes Crutchard

Senior Market Intelligence Manager, Medipex

Agnes Crutchard's LinkedIn profile
Alessandro Di Nuovo

Prof Alessandro Di Nuovo

Professor in Computational Intelligence and Robotics & Theme Lead, Technological and Digital Innovations to Promote Independent Lives, Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

Alessandro Di Nuovo's profile
Alice Bullas

Dr Alice Bullas

Research Fellow, Centre for Sports Engineering Research, Sheffield Hallam University & Technology Innovation. Manager, Grow MedTech

Alice Bullas' profile
Anna Lowe, Programme Manager, National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dr Anna Lowe

Programme Manager, National Centre for Sports and Exercise Management, Sheffield Hallam University

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Dr Behrooz Behbod

Consultant in Public Health Medicine

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Ben Heller

Dr Ben Heller

Associate Professor, Centre for Sports Engineering Research, Sheffield Hallam University

Ben Heller's profile
Bernard McMahon

Bernard McMahon

Executive Chairman, Being Well Group and Wellbeing Commercialisation Centre

Bernard McMahon's LinkedIn profile
Caroline Dalton

Dr Caroline Dalton

Reader in Neuroscience and Genetics & Theme Lead for ‘Living Well with Chronic Disease’, Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

Caroline Dalton's profile
Catalina Cernica

Catalina Cernica

Head of Innovation Labs and Global Project Director, and CEO of the Health and Happiness Research Foundation, LEO Innovation Lab

Catalina Cernica's LinkedIn profile
Chris Dayson

Chris Dayson

Reader, CRESR & Theme Lead, Healthy & Active 100, Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

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Chris Dymond

Chris Dymond

Founder, Unfolding Ltd and Co-founder & Director, Sheffield Digital

Chris Dymond's LinkedIn profile
Chris Griffiths

Dr Chris Griffiths

NHS Senior Research Fellow Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Chris Griffiths' LinkedIn profile
Chris Low

Dr Chris Low

CEO, Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

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Dr Chris Smith

Head of Department, Allied Health Professions, Sheffield Hallam University

Chris Smith's LinkedIn profile
Chris Winter

Chris Winter

Chairman, Intermedi Group Ltd

Chris Winter's LinkedIn profile
Clare Lankester

Dr Clare Lankester

TEAM SY Engagement Manager, University of Sheffield

Clare Lankester's LinkedIn profile
Clive Flashman

Clive Flashman

Managing Director at Flashfuture Consulting Director of Strategy at ORCHA Health Chief Digital Officer at Patient Safety Learning

Clive Flashman's LinkedIn profile
Danielle Miles

Dr Danielle Miles

Industry and Innovation Research Institute Innovation Manager, Sheffield Hallam University

Danielle Miles' LinkedIn profile
Darren Chouings

Darren Chouings

Business Incubation Manager, The Hallam i-Lab, Sheffield Hallam University

Darren Chouings' LinkedIn profile
David Curtis

David Curtis

Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Sports Engineering Research, Sheffield Hallam University

David Curtis' profile
David Oates

David Oates

UK Group Managing Director, B Braun Group

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Elizabeth Young

Senior Analyst, ACF Investors

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Elizabeth Shassere

Elizabeth Shassere

Founder and CEO/Consultant, Textocracy

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Gregory Flint

Dr Gregory Flint

Innovation Strategy Consultant, Non Exec Director

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Gus Desbarats

Gus Desbarats

Innovation Strategy Consultant, Non Exec-Director, Alloy Industrial Design & Innovation

Gus Desbarats' LinkedIn profile
Helen Crampin

Dr Helen Crampin

Innovation and Technology Lead, Healthy Ageing, Innovate UK

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Helen Oldham

Helen Oldham

Founding Board Director NorthInvest, Founder, NED, Chair of Trustees SmartWorks Leeds. Investor

Helen Oldham's LinkedIn profile
Helen Williams

Helen Williams

Business Owner, Coach and Investor, Helping Entrepreneurs Win

Helen Williams' LinkedIn profile
Idalia Dawidowska

Dr Idalia Dawidowska

CEO at Renephra and Venture Development Manager, Alderley Park Accelerator

Idalia Dawidowska's LinkedIn profile
Ivan Phelan

Ivan Phelan

Research Fellow, Culture and Creativity Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University

Ivan Phelan's LinkedIn profile
James Ridgeway

James Ridgeway

CTO and Founder at The Curve

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Jims Marchang Ninshen

Senior Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Research Co-Lead at AWRC (Technological and Digital Innovations to Promote Independent Lives)

Jim Mellon

Jim Mellon

Chairman at Burnbrae

Jim Mellon's Burnbrae profile
Jon Hart

Dr John Hart

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Sports Engineering Research, Sheffield Hallam University

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Kevin McDonnell

CEO, Datalla Group

Kevin McDonnell's LinkedIn profile
Karen Wilkinson

Karen Wilkinson

Knowledge Transfer Manager – Health, Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

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Kris Mackay

Kris Mackay

Business Growth Manager, South Yorkshire Housing Association

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Kristin Kaiser

Kristin Kaiser

Senior Bid Writer, Bid Thinking

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Lee Viney

Lee Viney

Regional Manager, Innovate UK (Yorkshire & Humber and the North East)

Lee Viney's LinkedIn profile
Leigh Greenwood

Leigh Greenwood

Owner, Evergreen PR

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Lindsay Georgopoulos

Dr Lindsay Georgopoulos

CEO, Medipex

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Lindsey Cook

Lindsey Cook

Director of SoWhat? Healthcare Consultancy, Non-Executive Director, Chairperson and Trustee

Lindsey Cook's LinkedIn profile
Marc Rocca

Marc Rocca

CEO, Rocca Creative Thinking

Marc Rocca's LinkedIn profile
Marcus Dunn

Dr Marcus Dunn

Research Fellow, Centre for Sports Engineering Research, Sheffield Hallam University

Marcus Dunn's profile
Mark Hitchman

Mark Hitchman

Managing Director and Canon Group Executive, Canon Medical Systems Europe

Mark Hitchman's LinkedIn profile
Mark Holmshaw

Mark Holmshaw

Director, MH Global Consultancy Ltd

Mark Holmshaw LinkedIn profile
Mark wilcockson

Mark Wilcockson

Senior Investment Manager - Regional Funds, British Business Bank

Mark Wilcockson's LinkedIn profile
Mel Kanarek

Mel Kanarek

Director at TigerNash and Sheffield Digital

Mel Kanarek LinkedIn profile
Melise Jones

Melise Jones

Business Development, The Curve

Melise Jones' LinkedIn profile
Michael Kipping

Dr Michael Kipping

Director, Medical Technologies – EMEAA, Elements Materials Technology

Michael Kipping's LinkedIn profile
Michelle Kelly

Michelle Kelly

Managing Director, Bid Thinking

Michelle Kelly's LinkedIn profile
Mike Faulks

Mike Faulks

CTO and co-founder, Ioetec

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Neil Toner

Programme Manager, Yorkshire & Humber AHSN

Neil Toner's LinkedIn profile
Morgan Killick

Morgan Killick

Founder & MD, LEVEL UP SOLUTIONS and Tech Scale-Up Adviser, Business Sheffield

Morgan Killick's LinkedIn profile
Neville Young

Dr Neville Young

Director of Enterprise & Innovation, Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN)

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Ningrong Lei

Senior lecturer in systems engineering, ICURe Entrepreneurial Lead, Sheffield Hallam University

Ninrong Lei's LinkedIn profile
Nicky Snowdon

Nicky Snowdon

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Allied Health Professionals, Sheffield Hallam University

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Oliver Hart

GP Partner, Clinical Director Primary Care Network, Director of Peak Health Coaching

Oliver Hart's LinkedIn profile
Nick Hamilton

Nick Hamilton

Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Sports Engineering Research Sheffield Hallam University

Nick Hamilton's profile
Patrick Trotter

Dr Patrick Trotter

Head of Innovation and Commercialisation, Medilink North of England

Patrick Trotter's LinkedIn profile
Paul Chaplin

Paul Chaplin

Early Stage Incubation Specialist

Paul Chaplin's LinkedIn profile
Paul Dimitri

Prof Paul Dimitri

Director, NIHR CYP MedTech; National Children’s Specialty Lead, NIHR CRN; Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Director of Research & Innovation, Sheffield Children’s NHS Trust

Paul Dimitri's LinkedIn profile
Paul Inness

Paul Inness

Coach, Mentor, Trainer, Intensive Marketing

Paul Inness' LinkedIn profile
Paul Ridgeway

Paul Ridgeway

Founder and Director, The Curve

Paul Ridgeway's LinkedIn profile
Phil Coxon

Phil Coxon

Managing Director, EMEA Mindbody inc.

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Phil Hornby

Director, Consultant, Trainer, for product people

Phil Hornby's LinkedIn profile
Philippa Hedley-Takhar

Philippa Hedley-Takhar

P4SY Programme Manager, Capital Enterprise

Philippa Hedley-Takhar's LinkedIn profile
Richard Basgallop

Richard Basgallop

Innovation & Growth Specialist at @Innovate UK EDGE North

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Richard Moore

Senior Research Fellow, Sports Industry Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

Richard Moore's LinkedIn Profile
Rob Copeland

Prof Rob Copeland

Director of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

Robert Copeland's profile
Sam Deakin Hill

Sam Deakin-Hill

Founder and Director, Campus Capital

Sam Deakin-Hill's LinkedIn profile
Shirley Harrison

Shirley Harrison

Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, AMRC

Shirley Harrison's LinkedIn profile
Simon Baker

Simon Baker

Startup and Developer Advocate, IBM

Simon Baker's LinkedIn profile
Simon Choppin

Dr Simon Choppin

Associate Professor, Sheffield Hallam University

Simon Choppin's profile
Simon Shibli

Prof Simon Shibli

Head of the Sport Industry Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

Simon Shibli's profile
Simon Goodwill

Dr Simon Goodwill

Director of the Centre for Sports Engineering Research, Sheffield Hallam University

Simon Goodwill's profile
Stephen Taylor-Parker's LinkedIn profile

Stephen Taylor-Parker

Head of Business Development, Medipex

Stephen Taylor-Parker's LinkedIn profile
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Sue Sundstrom

Founder and Executive Director

Sue Sundstrom
Steve Haake

Prof Steve Haake

Professor of Sports Engineering Director of Engagement at Advanced Wellbeing and Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

Steve Haake's profile
Tanweer Ahmed

Dr Tanweer Ahmed

Innovation Manager, Health Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University

Tanweer Ahmed's LinkedIn profile
Tanya Turgoose

Tanya Turgoose

Industry Operations Manager, Clinical Research Network

Tanya Turgoose's LinkedIn profile
Terry Senior

Terry Senior

Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Sports Engineering Research, Sheffield Hallam University

Terry Senior's profile
Tim Latham

Tim Latham

Founder & MD Datatrainer

Tim Latham's LinkedIn profile
Toby Stone

Dr Toby Stone

Angel, NED, and tech entrepreneur

Toby Stone's LinkedIn profile
Thomas Capon

Thomas Capon

Investment Manager, Oxford Science Enterprises

Thomas Capon's LinkedIn profile
Tom Lindley

Tom Lindley

Founder & Director, TRL Healthcare Innovation

Tom Lindley's LinkedIn profile
Vee Mapunde

Vee Mapunde

Programme Director, NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative

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Joe Gaunt

Founder and CEO, hero wellbeing ltd

Joe Gaunt's Linkedin Profile
Kevin Browin

Kevin Bowrin

Head of Consulting, Sierra North

Vanessa Stainthorpe

Vanessa Stainthorpe

Partner and Patent Attorney HGF Limited

Vanessa Stainthorpe's LinkedIn profile
Victoria Betton

Dr Victoria Betton

Director, PeopleDotCom

Victoria Betton LinkedIn profile

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