RICHARD HEBDON

Head of Health & Medicine, Ageing Society, Health & Nutrition Sector

Innovate UK

I am currently the Head of Health & Medicine in the Ageing Society Health & Nutrition Sector at Innovate UK. I lead the Health & Care team which provides funding and support for industry-led innovation across a range of healthcare sectors including precision medicine, medicines discovery and biomedical enabling technologies.

Prior to joining Innovate UK, I worked in technology transfer, R&D management and research and innovation roles in industry and the public sector. This includes working in pharmaceutical and vaccine discovery and FMCG product innovation. My original technical background is in microbiology.