Cat Colquhuon - Grow MedTech Technology Innovation Officer

Dr Cat Colquhoun

Technology Innovation Officer


I am the Technology Innovation Officer/Business Development Executive at Leeds Beckett University, based within Research and Enterprise Services in Cloth Hall Court. I work closely with Julian Sorrell, our Business Development Manager, helping to drive forward Grow MedTech activities.

My background is in chemistry – I have an MChem from the University of Liverpool and, during my undergraduate degree, I worked for Reckitt Benckiser Ltd. as part of the research and development team in Hull. I then completed a PhD at the University of Leeds within the institute of medical and biological engineering where I became fascinated with all things “medtech”.


  • Working within academic and industrial research.
  • I am a named inventor on a patent.


  • Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Neuroscience


I’m particularly interested in functional biomaterials and the move towards flexible electronics and implantable biosensors.