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Medilink EM Team

 

Dr Darren Clark

Dr Darren Clark,

Chief Executive

Darren joined Medilink in 2004 and has over 20 years experience in the life science sector, the majority gained in industry with the remainder in academic research. He has a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology and a Ph.D in Applied Microbiology.

 

Costa Philippou

Costa Philippou,

Project Manager - Business Development

Costa is responsible for all aspects of Medilink’s service offerings, from the extensive events programme to a number of European projects. Costa has a strong commercial and international trade background, including setting up his own export company and managing the East Midlands International Trade Association (emita). He joined Medilink East Midlands in 2008.

 

Ros Graves

Dr Ros Graves,

Project Manager

Ros is one of the specialist team providing innovation support.  Ros has a BSc in human anatomy and cell biology and a PhD in biochemistry. Ros’s main areas of expertise are in high tech spin outs and start ups. She is an experienced academic and has a good knowledge of intellectual property management through roles at both University of Nottingham and Leicester.

 

Melanie Davidson,

Project Leader - Innovation 

Melanie brings a background of industrial research and business development from West Pharmaceutical Service’s Drug Delivery Division. She also broadens our bioscience reach having studied Animal Science at The University of Nottingham.  Before joining Medilink, Melanie gained valuable experience in economic development and international investment at the East Midlands Development Agency (emda).

 

Dr Neil Barnes,

Project Leader - Innovation 

Neil comes to Medilink with a long experience in Bioscience and Healthcare business. Following studies in Biology (BSc) and enzyme biochemistry (PhD) and, sometime later, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) he has worked in organisations from the very large to very small, and in 5 different countries. He has a deep and broad experience of creating and running businesses in areas of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics and biosciences. Neil also runs business related Masters courses at 2 local universities and is a participant in several EU funded projects.

 

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Dr Nathan Walker,

Project Leader - Innovation 

Nathan has a solid background in stem research and biobanking. He has a BSc in Biomedical Science and PhD in stem cell research from the University of Sheffield and he has worked within the stem cell banking industry as a research and new products manager. 

 

Becky Brown

Becky Brown,

Project Leader - Marketing and Events

Becky joined the Medilink team in November 2011. Her duties include coordination for regional, national and international events. As well as delivery of our calendar of events, Becky event manages on behalf of partner organisations.
Becky is also responsible for membership support, marketing and communications.

  

Merle Harrison,

Project Assistant - Marketing and Events

Merle joined the team in April 2015 in the hope of pursuing a career in Events Management. She is primarily responsible for assisting Becky in her role as Marketing and Events Project Leader, but also provides general administrative support. She is responsible for the company’s Social Media activity.

  

Richard Hadfield

Richard Hadfield,

Project Leader - Skills 

Richard’s main responsibility sits currently within the Skills Team, where he ensures that applications for skills development training meet the funding criteria . As part of the Medilink team since 2009, he has worked within a variety of project support roles, supporting ERDF European contract management, collaborative university projects, the INTERREG biomat-IN project and the Medilink BioEducation Lab.

  

Catherine Hadfield

Catherine Hadfield,

Office Manager

Catherine has been part of the Medilink team since 2004. Catherine's main duty is to manage all aspects of HR, including pensions, recruitment, employment contracts, health and safety as well as general office/administrative duties. 

 

Julie Buda,

Finance Manager

Julie joined the team in 2012.  Julie is responsible for managing the accounts, payroll, cashflow forecasting and any finance matter related to the running of the company.  Julie has gained a lot of experience in Accounts and Finance working for a variety of small and large companies in Finance Managerial roles.