Iain HennesseyClinical Director of Innovation at Alder Hey Children’s Health Park
Iain Hennessey is a consultant paediatric surgeon and clinical director of innovation at the new Alder Hey Children’s Health Park. He has always been interested in innovation, helping found a startup surgical simulation company as a trainee and then progressing to become the clinical director of innovation at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Notable achievements have included forming partnerships with large multinational companies such as Sony and IBM, building a unique underground 1000sqm innovation facility for collaboration with the tech sector and developing a team of clinician entrepreneurs to drive change within the NHS. All of this was recognised nationally with the prestigious Health Service Journal Improving care with technology award.