New appointments at Yorkshire & Humber AHSN

The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network has appointed three new staff members.

They are Carl Greatrex, Head of Innovation Adoption, Dr Neville Young, Head of Commercial Development and Esme Crabtree, Public Relations Officer.

Carl first joined the AHSN in November 2015 as a Programme Manager supporting the Clinical Lead Medicine Optimisation on projects across the country with a focus on Yorkshire and Humber linking with the AHSN Network, Strategic Clinical Networks, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Acute Trusts and patients’ groups.

His new role will involve leading a number of projects promoting innovation as well as working across the organisation supporting other programmes focussed on safety and quality, strategic system support and delivering sustainability.

Carl has a wealth of experience both in the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS including marketing, account management, project management and NHS strategy and policy across a number of disease areas including HIV, cardiovascular, respiratory and diabetes.

His project management roles have included a global project developing pricing and access strategies for emerging health economies and the use of new technologies to support customer engagement within the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr Neville Young will join the AHSN in June. He is currently the Programme Manager of the Colorectal Healthcare Technology Collaborative, based at Leeds University. He has a real interest and track record in supporting the delivery of high quality research in the United Kingdom.

Dr Young has worked as an academic researcher, a drug trial manager and recently for the Colorectal Therapies Healthcare Technology Co-operative in helping to support the “pull” of innovative surgical technologies into the NHS.

Dr Young has extensive experience of working with clinicians, academics and commercial partners to develop research plans focused on clinical needs and intervention cost effectiveness.

He completed his doctorate in Molecular Embryology from Kings College London, before working at the Institute of Cancer Research in London and then Institute of Molecular Bio-Sciences in Queensland, Australia before returning to the UK and the University of Leeds, working in research development and management.

Esme has worked in various roles across the NHS including an ambulance and Acute Trust, a special health authority, NHS England and the Department of Health.

Richard Stubbs, Commercial Director at the AHSN, said: “I would like to welcome Carl, Neville and Esme to the organisation. They are joining us at a very exciting time as we continue to support NHS organisations and industry partners in delivering innovative projects and sharing knowledge and best practice.”