Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL) works in partnership with NHS Scotland to identify, protect, develop and commercialise new innovations from healthcare professionals. Registered Number: SC 236303. Registered address: Scottish Health Innovations Ltd, 272 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JR
Who we are
Supporting innovation across NHS Scotland
Who we are
Experienced, talented and committed to supporting health innovation.
Graham Watson | Executive Chair
Graham Watson LLB CA FRSA is an experienced non-executive director and senior executive with a strong commercial track record.
Colin Morgan | Director and Vice-Chair
Colin Morgan was formerly with the Johnson & Johnson Medical Device companies in the UK & Ireland for 36 years with responsibilities split equally between UK and International markets.
Graeme Boyle | Non-Executive Director
Graeme Boyle is the Senior R&D Manager at the Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC). He leads a team responsible for clinical research management and governance.
Julie Brittenden | Non-Executive Director
Professor Julie Brittenden graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree before obtaining a Doctor of Medicine in 1995.
Maggie Cruikshank | Non-Executive Director
Professor Maggie Cruickshank graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1985 and was recently appointed to Director of NHS Grampian Research and Development.
Jann Gardner | Non-Executive Director
Jann Gardner took up the post of Chief Executive of NHS Golden Jubilee in January 2019. Jann has more than 25 years of NHS and private healthcare management experience.
Jacob George | Non-Executive Director
Professor Jacob George holds several academic and directorial positions across Scotland, professionally he is a Consultant Physician.
Douglas Griffin | Non-Executive Director
Douglas Griffin graduated from the University of Glasgow with MA Honours in Modern and Scottish History and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy.
Robert Rea | Head of Innovation
Robert Rea previously held positions at two European biotech companies before becoming Business Development Executive at the University of St Andrews and joining SHIL in 2014.
Sheena MacCormick | Innovation Manager
Sheena MacCormick’s background is in market research, and prior to joining SHIL, she worked for a number of market research agencies on both commercial and public sector projects.
Fiona Schäfer | Innovation Manager
Fiona Schäfer has worked across industry, academia and the public sector and diverse fields such as Food & Drink, Life Sciences, Creative Industries and Renewables.
Fiona Fleming | Head of Communications and Engagement
Fiona Fleming has worked in communications for over 15 years, specialising in health over the last 10 years.
David Walker | Communications and Engagement Manager
David Walker is a seasoned communications professional with 15 years of experience in both public relations and journalism.
Simon Cree | Communications and Engagement Officer - Web and Digital
Simon Cree joined Scottish Health Innovations as Communications Officer in October 2016, specialising to Communications Officer - Web and Digital in March 2020.
Jane Gray | Communications Assistant
Jane Gray joined Scottish Health Innovations in October 2019 as Communications Assistant and now works across the NRS and SHIL portfolio.
Susan Burgess | Head of Finance
Susan Burgess joined SHIL in June 2015 and as Head of Finance coordinates all aspects of the accounts function.
Lyndsey Wilson | Head of HR and Administrative Services
Lyndsey Wilson joined SHIL in 2017 as Office Manager and oversees the day to day running of all office functions alongside IT, HR and Health and Safety requirements.
Project Management Team
Gillian Henderson | Head of Project Management
Gillian Henderson is a graduate in Applied Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde and has over 15 years’ experience in Medical Device development, sales and marketing.
Marianne Murphy | Project Manager
Marianne Murphy is a graduate of The University of Strathclyde, armed with an Honours degree in Immunology and Pharmacology.
Elaine Gemmell | Head of Regulatory Affairs
Elaine Gemmell joined SHIL in 2002 and helped establish the organisation. Elaine has more than fifteen years’ experience in medical device development.