Professor Mike Smith
Mike Smith is an Emeritus Professor of Medical Science, having had forty years experience in research and innovation in medicine and health, in the general area of non-invasive diagnostic and investigative techniques. This includes bone mineral measurement for osteoporosis, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic image analysis and terahertz imaging and analysis.
Over the past fifteen years, his knowledge and experience of research and innovation has extended beyond medicine and health, encompassing nanoscience, engineering, informatics, design and business systems. He presents internationally and has published extensively, with over 180 peer reviewed publications.
In addition he has over twenty-five years experience in the commercialisation and knowledge transfer of medical and health innovations, particularly the exploitation and commercialisation of research, working with both large corporations and SMEs. He has held a number of patents and formed a number of companies, mostly in the medical sector.
He has experience working with government departments in the UK and internationally and has served as a reviewer for two rounds of the UK Research Assessment Exercise. For the last ten years of his time in Universities, he was Deputy and Pro Vice Chancellor.
Upon reaching the age of 60 he stepped off the treadmill of full time employment and set up Harper Keeley LLP, through which he continues to provide expert advice and support in research and innovation, leadership training and serves on a number of Boards as Chair, Non-Executive Director or Trustee. He can also be found playing tenor and alto saxophone at various venues.