Chief Scientific Officer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

David Brettle is the Chief Scientific Officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust leading on Innovation, technology and equipment for the new hospitals being built in Leeds for 2025/26. He is an Honorary Professor of Health Science at the University of Salford and an Honorary research Fellow at the University of Leeds. His current research activities are around quality control for image data and the impact on AI in histopathology. Prior to becoming the Trust CSO he was Head of Medical Physics and Engineering at Leeds. He has a keen interest in health innovation with several patents in the area and has recently established an innovation popup at the Leeds General Infirmary to promote and develop innovation.