Dr Josephine Dixon-Hardy
Dr Josephine Dixon-Hardy, Deputy Director of the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices
As Director of Medical Technologies Innovation at the University of Leeds, Josephine is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction, support and delivery of medical technology innovation and translation, helping companies to access knowledge, capability and people and develop clinical collaborations to help bridge the gap between fundamental research and the development of technology so that it is ready for industrial investment.
She drives the operational direction of the Medical Technologies Innovation portfolio, which includes her role as Deputy Director of MeDe Innovation (the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices), as Operations Director for the Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre, and as Principal Investigator for a project which seeks to close the early stage translation gap in medical technologies in the Leeds City Region. Her remit across this portfolio is to ensure effective engagement with the global academic community to identify, develop and support innovation projects and connection with industry and clinical partners who can lead, contribute to and benefit from the research. Josephine leads the process of developing and driving forward approaches for accelerating the adoption of new medical technologies within the global market place.
A qualified and practicing executive and business coach, Josephine has also pioneered innovative approaches to grow a culture of innovation and support early career researchers to realise their full professional potential.