Executive appointment to drive strategy and academic partnerships

Lloyd Gregory

Dr Lloyd Gregory has been appointed as Director of Strategy and Academic Partnerships at Health Innovation Manchester.

Dr Gregory will play a leading role in shaping the direction of the region’s academic health science system and developing academic partnerships with local, national and international organisations, in order to improve the health and well-being of Greater Manchester’s population.

Taking up his appointment in January 2018, Dr Gregory commented: “Research and education are cornerstones of an impact-focused academic health science system. Strengthening our existing relationships and developing new academic partnerships to drive innovation in the region, and beyond, is an exciting opportunity.”

Previously, Dr Gregory spent three years as Associate Research Director with Manchester’s academic health science centre (MAHSC).

In that role he headed the MAHSC Research Office and provided strategic and operational leadership for research support across the partnership. He also led the development of the Greater Manchester Research Hub – a regional coordination service supporting the delivery of high quality, high impact, clinical research.

Ben Bridgewater, Chief Executive of Health Innovation Manchester, said “With his strong research focus and connections across academia and healthcare, Dr Gregory is playing a major part in ensuring that research and education make a significant contribution to our innovation ecosystem.”

“So I am pleased that we have such an outstanding executive focused on working with the sector to develop its role in advancing health and social care improvements. Lloyd’s knowledge and experience of this area is exceptional and has been critical in delivering many successes for Manchester. I know that this will continue in his new role” said Professor Ian Greer, Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Health and Medicine, The University of Manchester.

Prior to his MAHSC role, Dr Gregory was Associate Director for Improvement Science at Haelo, Programme Director for NHS QUEST and Associate Research Director at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Salford Primary Care Trust.

He completed his PhD, in Psychology and Neuroimaging, at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London.

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