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 & Membership Manager

Clare is a project manager with direct experience of working across the academic, industrial 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 scientific and technical development of innovative healthcare technologies. Clare’s role included the initiation and management of multi-centre clinical trials and she is fully trained in the requirements of GCP and GMP, having experience of formal MHRA audits. Clare contributed to the writing and delivery of business plans, grant proposals, pitches to potential investors and the due diligence process across several major commercial deals. Clare is APMP qualified (Association for Project Management, IPMA Level D Certification) and has managed international projects worth in excess of $1M.

Dr Alice MacGowan PhD, Innovation Manager

Alice has 12 years’ experience in the healthcare technology sector, having managed product development opportunities in both private and public sector organisations. Following the completion of a BSc (Glasgow) and PhD (Sheffield) in developmental biology, Alice worked in research and development for a pharmaceutical company specialising in topical therapeutics and diagnostics for dermatological disorders, as well as early stage programmes in oncology and inflammatory disease. In this role, Alice was responsible for leading multidisciplinary teams to progress a portfolio of projects spanning discovery to market authorisation.

Alice also has experience in supporting investment and innovation in medical technology in the Yorkshire and Humber region. This includes evaluating novel development opportunities, supporting development of business plans and mapping clinical needs to identify areas for market growth. Most recently, Alice worked at the University of Leeds managing the Stratified Medicine Innovation Hub, which supports the commercialisation of intellectual property arising from the University’s research to help bring novel diagnostics and targeted therapeutics to the clinic.

Agnes-Crutchard

Agnes Crutchard MA, Market Intelligence Manager

Agnes is an experienced marketing analyst and innovations manager. After completing a Master degree in Marketing Management, Agnes worked for an International Research and Project Development Group for 9 years where she was Head of Research, responsible for providing competitive intelligence and identification of market opportunities for green technologies. Agnes joined Medipex in 2010, where she has a varied role, leading market research and analysis of projects delivered to client organizations in the healthcare sector. Agnes also manages innovations projects originating from the NHS, from concept to commercialization. Through her role at Medipex, Agnes undertakes the evaluation of technologies, provision of information necessary for the identification of market opportunities for a project, mapping of the competition landscape and identify potential commercial partners in the healthcare sector. As part of her role, Agnes also maintains relations with NHS partner organizations and assists healthcare companies wishing to develop working relationships with the NHS. Based on her strong investigational and organizational skills, and the valuable experience gained in technologies assessment, Agnes is able to provide accurate knowledge necessary for an organization to make valuable decisions on its innovative projects and to provide recommendations to clients on their products. Via her management skills, Agnes is able to lead innovative projects and innovation programs.

Clare Steele-Childe, Finance  & Office Manager

Clare has been with Medipex since March 2009 as a self-employed book-keeper/payroll administrator. As of November 2013 she joined Medipex as the Finance & Office Manager.  She is responsible for day to day running of the financial operation of the company including inputting sales and purchase invoices onto a computerised system (Sage Line 50), paying suppliers, monthly bank reconciliations, credit control and payroll, running an e-commerce website, vat returns, budgets and management accounts.  This can also be provided as an outsourced service to other small businesses.  Clare previously worked for a chartered accountancy firm in Leeds for 9 years where she gained considerable experience in working for SME clients.