Michelle is based at the Newcastle Joint Research Office where she is the Manager of Diagnostics North East (DxNE), a coordinated network of organisations that aim to improve patient care through the development, evaluation, and adoption of the most promising new diagnostics. Michelle is also Industry Liaison for its partners, including ourselves. Michelle attends our fortnightly management meetings and our operations and enquiries meetings.
Michelle was previously a commercial manager and medical technologies lead for Newcastle Hospitals. She was responsible for liaising with industrial partners and researchers regarding potential collaborations in commercial, non-commercial and investigator led studies examining devices, digital, AI and diagnostics.
With a thorough understanding of research and innovation, particularly within the health and life sciences sector, Michelle’s other roles have included tracking pharmaceutical development and writing briefings for NICE as part of the Health Technology Assessment programme, whilst working at the NIHR Innovation Observatory.
With a BSc in Psychology, Michelle’s career has predominantly been in the NHS. This includes working as a clinical audit manager in performance management, informatics and outpatient management. Michelle has also undertaken project management and research roles for local government, global banking and the voluntary sector.