Michael Drinnan


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Academic Biography

I joined Teesside University in November 2023 after a long career in the North-East NHS, leading groups that specialise in physiological measurement and in medical device development, regulation and assessment.

My academic activities have been linked with my NHS role in developing novel med-tech, and also with the training of healthcare professionals, notably through the UK's Scientist Training Programme (STP).

I will talk to anyone about ideas in healthcare, science, and particularly where the two meet.

Summary of Research Interests

I've been lucky to work in a wide range of clinical areas. These particularly include urology & urodynamics, respiratory medicine, ENT medicine, and speech & language therapy. Research interests and activities include the development of novel med-tech and its translation into patient pathways, and also support for healthcare professionals in their clinical research interests.

External Roles and Professional Activities

Lead curriculum author for the Urodynamics speciality in the Higher Specialist Scientific Training (HSST) programme for clinical scientists.

Lead examiner for the Urodynamics and Clinical Engineering specialities in HSST.

Member of STERIC, the Science, Technology & Engineering Research & Innovation Council of IPEM (Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine).

Previous chair of CETO, the Clinical Engineering Training Officers network for the Scientist Training Programme.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Assessment of arousal in respiratory sleep disorders., Newcastle University

1 May 199430 Apr 1997

Award Date: 30 Apr 1997


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