Mentors

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

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Aejaz Zahid Agnes Crutchard
Aejaz Zahid
Programme Director, Innovation Hub,
South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw
Integrated Care System
(NHS)
Agnes Crutchard
Senior Market Intelligence Manager
Medipex
Prof Alessandro Di Nuovo Prof Alfonso Jimenez

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
Prof Alfonso Jimenez 
Chief Research & Innovation Officer, 
Ingesport-GOfit LAB & Professor Exercise 
Science & Health at Advanced Wellbeing 
Research Centre
Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Alice Bullas
Dr Anna Lowe
Dr Alice Bullas 
Research Fellow, Centre for Sports Engineering  Research,
Sheffield Hallam University
& Technology Innovation 
Manager, Grow MedTech

Dr Anna Lowe 
Programme Manager, National Centre for 
Sports and Exercise Management

Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Arielle Le Brenne
Dr Ben Heller
Dr Arielle Le Brenne 
Specialising in commercial service 
development, market access, and 
Lean Six Sigma deployment in 
Medical Devices

Dr Ben Heller 
Reader, Centre for Sports Engineering  Research,
Sheffield Hallam University

Bernard McMahon
Dr Caroline Dalton
Bernard McMahon 
Executive Chairman, Being Well Group and 
Wellbeing Commercialisation Centre

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

Catalina Cernica
Dr Ceri Batchelder
Catalina Cernica 
Head of Innovation Labs and Global Project 
Director, and CEO of the Health and Happiness 
Research Foundation, LEO Innovation Lab

Dr Ceri Batchelder 
CEO, Connect & Create, 
and Royal Society EIR,
University of Sheffield

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

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

Dr Chris Griffiths
Dr Chris Smith
Dr Chris Griffiths 
NHS Senior Research Fellow
Northamptonshire Healthcare 
NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Chris Smith 
Head of Department, 
Allied Health Professions
Sheffield Hallam University

Chris Winter
Dr Clare Lankester
Chris Winter 
Chairman, Intermedi Group Ltd

Dr Clare Lankester 
Senior Project Manager, 
Medipex

   Dr Danielle Miles
Clive Flashman 
Managing Director at FlashfutureConsulting
Director of Strategy at ORCHA Health
Chief Digital Officer at Patient Safety Learning
Dr Danielle Miles 
Programme Lead, 
Grow MedTech

Darren Chouings
David Curtis
Darren Chouings 
Business Incubation Manager, 
The Hallam i-Lab
Sheffield Hallam University
David Curtis 
Principal Research Fellow, 
Centre for Sports Engineering  Research,
Sheffield Hallam University
David Hobson
David Oates
David Hobson 
Project Director, Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

David Oates
UK Group Managing Director,
B Braun Group
Elizabeth Shassere
 Gus Desbarats
Elizabeth Shassere
Founder and CEO/Consultant
Textocracy


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

Helen Crampin
Helen Oldham
Helen Crampin
Innovation and Technology Lead, 
Healthy Ageing, Innovate UK


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

Helen Williams
 Dr Idalia Dawidowska
Helen Williams 
Business Owner, Coach and Investor, 
Helping Entrepreneurs Win


Dr Idalia Dawidowska
CEO at Renephra and 
Venture Development Manager, 
Alderley Park Accelerator

Ivan Phelan
James Ridgeway
Ivan Phelan 
Research Fellow, 
Culture and Creativity Research Institute
Sheffield Hallam University

James Ridgeway
CTO and Founder at The Curve



 Jim Mellon  Dr John Hart
Jim Mellon
Chairman at Burnbrae


 Dr John Hart
Senior Research Fellow, 
Centre for Sports Engineering  Research,
Sheffield Hallam University
Karen Wilkinson
Kris Mackay
Karen Wilkinson
Knowledge Transfer Manager – Health, 
Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

Kris Mackay
Business Growth Manager, 
South Yorkshire Housing Association

 Kristin Kaiser
Lee Viney
Kristin Kaiser 
Senior Bid Writer, 
Bid Thinking

Lee Viney 
Regional Manager,
Innovate UK (Yorkshire & Humber 
and the North East)
Leigh Greenwood
Dr Lindsay Georgopoulos
Leigh Greenwood
Owner, Evergreen PR
Dr Lindsay Georgopoulos 
Head of Innovation, Medipex
Lindsey Cook
Marc Rocca
Lindsey Cook
Director, Non-Executive Director, Trustee
Wicked Minds Healthcare Consultancy
Marc Rocca 
CEO, Rocca Creative Thinking

Dr Marcus Dunn
Mark Hitchman
Dr Marcus Dunn 
Research Fellow, 
Centre for Sports Engineering  Research,
Sheffield Hallam University
Mark Hitchman 
Managing Director and Canon Group Executive, 
Canon Medical Systems Europe

Mark Holmshaw
Mark wilcockson
Mark Holmshaw 
Global Executive Adviser, 
Canon Medical Systems

Mark Wilcockson
Senior Manager UK Network
British Business Bank
Mel Kanarek
Melise Jones
Mel Kanarek 
Director at TigerNash and Sheffield Digital

Melise Jones
Business Development, The Curve

 Dr Michael Kipping
 Michelle Kelly
Dr Michael Kipping
Innovation Lead,
Biomedical Catalyst & 
seconded to the MHRA for 
Covid-19 related medical devices
 Michelle Kelly
Managing Director, 
Bid Thinking


Mike Faulks
Morgan Killick
Mike Faulks
CTO and co-founder, 
Ioetec

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

Dr Neville Young
Nick Hamilton
Dr Neville Young
Director of Enterprise & Innovation, 
Yorkshire & Humber Academic 
Health Science Network (AHSN)


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

Dr Patrick Trotter
Paul Chaplin
Dr Patrick Trotter
Head of Innovation and Commercialisation, 
Medilink North of England

Paul Chaplin
Early Stage Incubation Specialist


Prof Paul Dimitri
Paul Inness
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 Inness
Coach, Mentor, Trainer, 
Intensive Marketing




Paul Ridgeway
Phil Coxon
Paul Ridgeway
Founder and Director, The Curve

Phil Coxon
Managing Director, EMEA
Mindbody inc.
Phil Hornby
Philippa Hedley-Takhar
Phil Hornby
Director | Consultant | Trainer, 
SOT Consulting Ltd
Philippa Hedley-Takhar
Business Development Manager,
Devices for Dignity
Richard Basgallop
Prof Rob Copeland
Richard Basgallop
Innovation & Internationalisation 
Specialist, RTC North
Prof Rob Copeland
Director of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre
Sheffield Hallam University
Sam Deakin-Hill
Shirley Harrison
Sam Deakin-Hill
Founder and Director,
 Campus Capital

Shirley Harrison
Company Engagement Manager, 
Advanced Manufacturing Research 
Centre (AMRC)

Dr Simon Choppin
Prof Simon Shibli
Dr Simon Choppin
Senior Research Fellow, 
Centre for Sports Engineering  Research,
Sheffield Hallam University

Prof Simon Shibli
Head of the Sport Industry Research Centre
Sheffield Hallam University


Dr Simon Goodwill
Stephen Taylor-Parker
Dr Simon Goodwill
Director of the Centre for Sports Engineering  Research,
Sheffield Hallam University

Stephen Taylor-Parker
Head of Business Development, 
Medipex

Steve Haake
Tanweer Ahmed
Steve Haake
Professor of Sports Engineering
Director of Engagement at
Advance Wellbeing and Research Centre 
Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Tanweer Ahmed
Innovation Manager,
Health Research Institute,
Sheffield Hallam University
 Tanya Turgoose
Terry Senior
Tanya Turgoose
Industry Operations Manager,
Clinical Research Network


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

Tim Latham
Dr Toby Stone
Tim Latham
Founder & MD
Datatrainer
Dr Toby Stone
Angel, NED, and tech entrepreneur

Thomas Capon
Tom Lindley
Thomas Capon
Portfolio Manager 
Legal and General
Tom Lindley
Founder & Director, 
TRL Healthcare Innovation
Dr Victoria Betton
 
 Dr Victoria Betton
Chief innovation officer, 
Mindwave Ventures


   

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