Nigel Harris

Nigel Harris

Director of Innovation and Growth, West of England Academic Health Science Network
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Nigel is the Director of Innovation and Growth at the West of England Academic Health Science Network. Nigel joined us in March 2019 from his previous role as Chief Executive of Designability. He led Designability since 2009, during which time it established itself as a regional South West lead for the development of assistive and enabling technology.

Nigel also brings more than 25 years of NHS experience in medical research and managerial roles. He is a registered Clinical Scientist and carries out academic research work at the University of Bath and the University of the West of England.

With partners, including the West of England AHSN, he founded the Assisted Living Action Network (ALAN) in 2010. The objectives of the network are to build up and facilitate new collaborations, to promote knowledge transfer and the uptake of research and create commercial opportunities for products or services.

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