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Dr Mark Richardson BSc , MSc , MBA, PhD

Chief Executive Officer of the National Biofilms Innovation Centre

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Dr Mark Richardson joined the University of Southampton from the Medical Device Industry (Smith and Nephew Plc) in December 2017 to lead the newly formed National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC). NBIC is a BBSRC and Innovate UK Innovation Knowledge Centre (IKC) formed along with a consortium of other UK Universities including Liverpool, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Queen's University Belfast, Dundee, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Swansea, University of the West of England, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Imperial College London and Cambridge. The NBIC has wide-ranging industrial and academic links both nationally and internationally.

Career History

2017-present: CEO of NBIC. Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
2009- 2016: VP of Research and Technology, Smith and Nephew Wound Management. Hull , UK.
2001-2009: VP Innovation, Smith and Nephew Wound Management. Hull , UK.
1997-2001: Global Head of R&D Smith and Nephew Wound Management. Hull, UK.

Academic qualifications

1976-1979: BSc(Hons) Microbiology. Leeds University, UK.
1979-1980: MSc Brewing Science. Birmingham University, UK.
1980-1982: PhD Biochemistry. Birmingham University, UK.
1990-1994: MBA. Open University, UK.

Research interests

Mark has until recently led an industrial R&D group with interests in Wound Healing, particularly problems associated with Chronic Wounds. He was also accountable for New Product Development and Open Innovation.

Research group

Environmental Biosciences

Affiliate research groups

Biomedical Sciences, Institute for Complex Systems Simulation (ICSS), Institute for Life Sciences (IfLS), Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

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Dr Mark Richardson
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
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University of Southampton
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