About Us

About Us

The UK’s heartbeat for cutting-edge medicine, life science and MedTech

We bring together health research expertise from seven world-class Midlands Innovation universities with the NHS and industry to drive innovation in healthcare. 

MI Health facilitates research collaborations and engagement to promote innovation in research, practice and policy, with a focus on:

Tackling health inequalities locally and nationally
Improving research culture
Increasing inward investment into the region

Midlands Innovation Health Board Members

Anthony Hilton
Professor Anthony Hilton

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, College of Health and Life Sciences - Aston University

Neil Hanley
Professor Neil Hanley

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College, Medical and Dental Sciences - University of Birmingham

Professor Christian Mallen

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - Keele University

Thompson Robinson
Professor Thompson Robinson

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Head of College and Dean of Medicine - University of Leicester

National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine Board Members
Professor Mark Lewis (Convenor)

Dean, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences - Loughborough University

Professor Sube Banerjee

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - University of Nottingham

Gavin Perkins
Professor Gavin Perkins

Dean of Medicine, Warwick Medical School - University of Warwick

Alex Archibald
Alex Archibald

Project Manager and Business Development Manager - Midlands Innovation Health

Our Partnerships

Midlands Innovation is uniquely placed as a pan-regional research and innovation partnership to deliver world-class research and activities that power growth in the region.

Midlands Health Alliance
Midlands Health Alliance

MHA is an alliance of internationally recognised experts working on cross-cutting clinical questions via a joint strategy between the Midlands Biomedical Research Centres, Clinical Research Facilities and wider NIHR infrastructure, enabling industry to access leading experts within the NHS.

Midlands Engine Health
Midlands Engine Health

In recognition of the fundamental connection between health and economy, the Midlands Engine partnership has worked closely with industry, academic, and health sector partners to establish Midlands Engine Heath. This collaboration will champion and expand the world-leading capabilities we have, right here in the Midlands, in health, medical technologies and life sciences.