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Neville Young

Director of Enterprise and Innovation
Yorkshire and Humber AHSN

Neville has a real interest and track record in supporting the delivery of high-quality research and innovation in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the National Institute of Health Research Impact Advisory Board, is the current Vice Chair of the Small Business Research Initiative cancer panel, a member of the NHS Health and Social Care AI award advisory group. He has a real interest in how real-world evidence supports the adoption of technology at scale in the UK and works closely with NICE and the ABHI on this.

He also has an interest in international activity, promoting export opportunities for UK-based innovators and creating a safe landing space for international companies coming to the UK. Neville has worked as an academic, a drug trial manager, a consultant, as a director for a health tech start-up and is focused on helping to identify and support the “pull” from the healthcare systems for innovative health technologies.  

He completed his doctorate in Molecular Embryology from Kings College London, before working at the Institute of Cancer Research in London and then the Institute of Molecular Biosciences in Queensland, Australia before returning to the UK and working in research development, health tech innovation and the AHSN Network. 

Other appointments and interests: 

  • Chair of the National Pathology Imaging Co-operative 
  • Vice-Chair of the SBRI cancer programme 
  • Member of the NIHR Impact Advisory Board
  • Member of the NHS Health and Social Care AI Award Advisory Group
  • Board member for the NHS Innovation Accelerator