Dr Jillian Newton | Grow MedTech Technology Innovation Manager

Dr Jillian Newton

Technology Innovation Manager


I am one of two Technology Innovation Managers at Sheffield Hallam University (alongside my colleague Dr Alice Bullas), based within the Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre (BMRC).

I work with academics, clinicians and companies managing new medical technology projects from inception to commercialisation. My other role within the BMRC is as a commercial researcher in analytical science, working within the private and public sector and charities providing science solutions to real-world problems. This background provides me with the scientific knowledge and business links necessary to help drive projects forward.

  • Analytical science – with a particular specialism in imaging
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Data analysis – large data processing, bioinformatics and statistics
  • Business development
  • Project management
  • Funding applications


Any technology that has the potential to make a difference by providing a quick turnaround for patients as well as cost-saving for the NHS, though I do have a particular interest in rapid testing devices that are able will give quick answers to medical problems.