Professor Jackie Oldham

Director, Health Innovation Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor (Innovation District)

Professor Jackie Oldham is Director, Health Innovation Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor, sitting at the heart of Greater Manchester’s knowledge and health economy with responsibility for:

  • Understanding and promoting Corridor Manchester Health Innovation assets
  • Making connections and maximising relationships
  • Attracting and retaining global organisations and investment
  • Growing companies and talent pool
  • Optimising community integration opportunities

Jackie holds a PhD in musculoskeletal physiology and was founder Director of the Centre for Rehabilitation Science, Manchester University. She is also Director of Manchester Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (MIMIT) and Honorary Director of the Edward Centre for Healthcare Management Research – part of the Edward Healthcare group of companies established in China with presence in the UK and Asia.

On a national basis she has served as a member of the NHS Secretary of State’s Advisory Panel for NHS Challenge Prizes, the Finch Committee and a number of grant and strategic award committees including the Medical Research Council Translational Research and Stratified Medicine Steering Groups. She currently serves as a member of the MRC Confidence in Concept and Proximity to Discovery Award Committees.