Dr Rosie McEachan announced as keynote speaker at Growing MedTech Translation 2019

 Dr Rosie McEachan, Director of the Born in Bradford Research programme, is confirmed as the keynote speaker for Growing MedTech Translation 2019.

Rosie is an applied Public Health Researcher, passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of communities. She works with a range of health, education, voluntary sector and local authority stakeholders to develop and evaluate innovative interventions to improve health and reduce inequalities.

She has attracted over £45 million in research funding (with £9 million as Principal Investigator) from international research funders and published over 80 peer reviewed journals.

About Born in Bradford

Born in Bradford follows the health and wellbeing of over 40,000 Bradford residents to explore why some families stay health and why others fall ill. It is the cornerstone of Bradford’s unique role as ‘ City of Research’.

Findings are used to develop new and practical ways to work with families and health professionals to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Their mission is simple: to conduct rigorous and applied health research that improves the health and wellbeing of families in Bradford and beyond.

Their research falls into three key areas:

  • The Born in Bradford Study: this monitors the health and wellbeing of over 13,500 children, and their parents to review the ways that our genes, lifestyle, local environment and services we access come together to affect our health and well-being.
  • Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub: this study aims to recruit 5000 families living in selected areas of Bradford to see the impact of early life interventions on the health and wellbeing of mothers and children.
  • Catalyst for change: Using the findings from their studies, Born in Bradford have developed a range of additional research projects which are evaluating and developing new interventions to improve health.

About Growing MedTech Translation 2019

After a successful launch last year, Grow MedTech and Translate MedTech are back with a 2019 Annual Conference – a unique opportunity to learn more about current medtech being developed in the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions.

The conference will bring together our vast community of academics, industrialists, clinicians, innovators and funders to enjoy lively, interactive presentations and networking.

The event is currently sold out, but you can register for our waiting list to be notified if new tickets are released.