Richard Hebdon

I am currently the Head of Health & Medicine in the Ageing Society Health & Nutrition Sector at Innovate UK, part of UK Research & Innovation. I lead a team of Senior Innovation Leads and Innovation Leads covering a range of healthcare innovation areas including precision medicine, digital health, healthy ageing and medicines discovery.

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