Dr Nicola Wesley

Chief Operations Officer

The Innovation Pathway, Economic Growth

Nicola ensures the smooth running of the AHSN NENC on a day-to-day basis. Since gaining a PhD in Chemistry from Durham University Nicola has worked in a variety of roles supporting business and industry in the North East.

She worked as a Programme Manager and then Head of NHS Innovations North before taking up the position as Innovation Director at the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria in 2013.

The team say – Nicola’s forte is communication, she can read people in an instant and is always thinking 10 steps ahead, she has an acute knowledge of the healthcare landscape and how the various components can support one another – really, she should be running the country!

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