Meet the team

The team at Medipex brings together specialist experience from NHS, industry, academia and business.

Terry-Corbitt

Dr Terry Corbitt PhD, CEO

Following the completion of a BSc and PhD at Imperial College London in Zoology, Terry joined MAFF as an Insect Physiologist before moving to an intellectual property and contracts role. After MAFF Terry was employed by King's College London and Hull University in technology transfer roles before joining Medipex in May 2004. At Medipex Terry has been responsible for many of Medipex successes including setting up and initially running Zilico Ltd, a point of care diagnostic for detection of cervical cancer, and most recently Leeds Solution Ltd, that is developing a novel organ preservation fluid used during transplantation of kidneys and livers.  During the last 21 years Terry has gained broad experience in all aspects of technology transfer and has managed an SME that is developing a novel microencapsulation technology.

Dr Lindsay Georgopoulos PhD, Head of Innovation 

Lindsay has managed a wide range of medical-related technology transfer projects since 2009, working across the NHS, academic and private sectors. Most recently, Lindsay spent three years as Intellectual Property and Contracts Officer for the large, multidisciplinary Medical Technologies team at the University of Leeds, aiming to invent and improve medical technology products and services and accelerate the commercial development of these innovations. Lindsay joined Medipex in July 2014, where her primary role is to identify and assess new inventions, explore the IP landscape and market for these inventions, and to help develop plans to get new medical products to market. This includes helping to secure IP protection and resources where required before negotiating deals with external organisations.

Stephen Taylor-Parker BA (Law), Head of Business Development

Stephen trained as a lawyer but has spent most of his business career in the computer industry initially working with a UK hardware manufacturer and software systems developer. From that he created a vertical market software company providing specialist systems to the Legal and Insurance sectors. He has held board positions on both private and AIM listed companies. In 1998 Stephen joined the University of Leeds technology transfer unit tasked with the creation of a Multi Media division. Over the ensuing three years he lead the development, in collaboration with key academics and clinicians, of a number of successful medical software products addressing a variety of interventions including Pre-natal screening, Renal patient management, and a wide range of Mental Health applications. The Multi Media division was spun out from The University of Leeds in 2002 and under his guidance continued to expand providing development, marketing and sales of the medical software interventions working closely with academic and medical teams around the world. Stephen brings a wealth of practical experience in Intellectual Property management and Digital content and application exploitation in addition to his knowledge of creating and successfully managing start-up Companies.

Dr Clare Lankester PhD, Senior Project Manager 

Clare has extensive experience working across the industrial, academic, and clinical interface to develop and exploit opportunities for the commercialisation of multi-disciplinary research. After completing a PhD in Biochemistry, Clare worked for a University spin out company for six years where she was responsible for leading the £multi-million technical and clinical development of innovative healthcare technologies. With over 10 years experience in healthcare technologies, she has worked on numerous collaborative projects and is confident in dealing with stakeholders at a senior and international level. Clare is APMP qualified (Association for Project Management, IPMA Level D Certification).

Agnes-Crutchard

Agnes Crutchard MA, Senior Market Intelligence Manager

Agnes is an experienced marketing intelligence and innovations manager. After completing a Master degree in Marketing Management, Agnes worked for an International Research and Project Development Group as Head of Research, providing competitive intelligence and identification of market opportunities for new environmental technologies. Agnes joined Medipex in 2010, where she has a varied role including leading market intelligence projects for the healthcare sector (industry, academia, NHS) to validate and de-risk projects by highlighting the healthcare needs and market opportunities. Agnes also manages innovations projects originating from the NHS. She has also gained experience, through collaboration, in the management of NHS innovations accelerator initiatives and regional business support programmes. Based on her experience, Agnes can provide valuable intelligence necessary for organizations to make important decisions on innovative projects, is able to manage a wide range of healthcare projects, to deal with a variety of customers and has gained a valuable understanding of the NHS sector.

Clare Steele-Childe, Finance  & Office Manager

Clare has been with Medipex since March 2009 as a self-employed book-keeper/payroll administrator and as of November 2013, she joined Medipex as the Finance & Office Manager where she has a varied role. She is responsible for the company payroll, company pension payments, management of the company accounts on Sage and producing reports as necessary for the CEO. She attends quarterly finance sub-committee meetings, produces information for the quarterly management accounts, and input into the production of the annual budget, bank reconciliations and quarterly VAT returns. These services are also provided as an outsourced service to other small businesses. Clare also manages Medipex e-commerce website. In addition, Clare provides office support with responsibility for HR issues, First Aid and is the Fire Safety Officer. She inputs into the annual ISO9001 audit and carries out general office administration duties. Clare also organises the annual Innovation Competition and other external meetings and conferences. Clare previously worked for a chartered accountancy firm in Leeds for 9 years where she gained considerable experience in working for SME clients.