Barbara Coles MPhil, BSc (Hons), Clinical Innovation Hub Manager
Barbara is the Clinical Innovation Hub (CIH) Manager in the School of Medicine, Cardiff University. She supports overall project management activities, strategic development and implementation for CIH, providing the main link between Cardiff University and the Accelerate partners. Barbara actively supports initiatives in the Clinical Innovation Partnership between Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, this a crucial pipeline for clinical innovation activities and projects.
Barbara completed her MPhil at Cardiff University with a research career spanning the electrophysiology of potassium channels in Alzheimer’s, nitric oxide in vasodilation and coagulation and inflammation (peritoneal and sepsis). As a PRINCE 2 practitioner, project management has included UTA Wellcome awards and as the Outputs Administrator for Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), School of Medicine.
Barbara is the Project Manager for the Clinical Innovation Accelerator (CIA) within the School of Medicine, Cardiff University. Supported by a dedicated team of 17, CIA specialises in the adoption of clinical or patient focused innovative projects by providing support through NHS, academic and enterprise expertise, collaboration and engagement. The team’s wide-ranging scientific knowledge combined with clinical, health, business, legal, industrial and academic expertise enables extensive scoping, exploration with maximisation of project potential and development to transform health and patient care whilst supporting Welsh economic growth.