Health and science board appoints 13 members

A board set up to support the Liverpool city region health and life sciences sector has appointed 13 new members

Dr Rinki Deb
Dr Rinki Deb, senior programme manager at the Infection Innovation Consortium

 

Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcome 13 new appointments to its Health and Life Sciences Board.

Established in 2016 with the aim of working to improve the health of the city region by sharing skills, experience, and ideas, the Health and Life Science Board already includes several large medical institutes.

Among the latest cohort of new members are Rinki Deb, senior programme manager, Infection Innovation Consortium, (iiCON) led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Damian Mohammed, who leads on North West Strategic Partnerships at the Centre for Process Innovation.

Board chair Peter Timmins said: “The past two years have shown us the importance of collective collaboration in finding solutions for healthcare and as a board we will continue to strive towards positive health outcomes during these post-COVID pandemic times.

 

Damian Mohammed
Damian Mohammed of the Centre for Process Innovation

 

Rinki Deb added: “Originally from London, I moved to Liverpool in 2010 to contribute to the excellent public health research at LSTM and fulfil my passion to reduce health inequalities, particularly in resource poor settings.

“I am proud to call the Liverpool city region my home and am a strong advocate of women and people of colour pursuing careers within health and life sciences regionally and beyond.”

And Damian Mohammed also said: “I’m looking forward to helping shape the future of this vital sector in the city region, particularly across innovation, diversity and inward investment.

“I hope to bring a new perspective to the board from my experience in the innovation eco-system in London and across the North West, as both an investment director and now at CPI, one of the founding members of Innovate UK’s high value manufacturing catapult.”

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