James Barlow (UK)

James Barlow (UK)

Chair in Technology and Innovation Management, Imperial College London

James has been a Professor of Technology and Innovation Management (Healthcare) at Imperial College Business School since 2003. He was co-founder of the Innovation Studies Centre and from 2006-2013 he was Principal Investigator and a director of the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC). He is a member of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation.

His previous positions were at the Science Policy Research Unit (University of Sussex), University of Westminster and the Policy Studies Institute. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics and a background in geography and economics.

His research, teaching and consultancy focuses on the adoption, implementation and sustainability of innovation in healthcare systems. James has led or been involved in many research and consulting projects around the world and has also worked extensively on innovation in housing provision and other housing policy issues.

As well as his research and teaching, James advises and consults for government, healthcare services and industry. He has worked with companies from the medical technology, pharmaceutical, ICT and construction sectors.

In July 2014 James was appointed as the new president of the International Academy for Design and Health, an global knowledge community bringing together the built environment industries creating new healthcare infrastructure.

His advisory work includes membership or chairing of expert panels on healthcare innovation for the Department of Health, Department of Trade and Industry, OFCOM, Welsh Assembly Government, European Commission, Royal Society, King’s Fund, London Health Commission and Policy Exchange. He has given evidence on public-private partnerships before the Treasury Select Committee and evidence on healthcare innovation issues to other Parliamentary Committees.

James is currently associate director of research and evaluation for Imperial College Health Partners. He also works with the executive boards for the NIHR Northwest London CLAHRC and the Department of Health Policy Innovation Research Unit. He sits on the advisory board for the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Charity Strategy Committee.

Presentation: Managing Innovation in Healthcare


“Healthcare is complex and fast-moving. This means that managing the innovation pipeline from R&D to adoption and diffusion is a challenge for innovators, for healthcare providers, for government and for funders. James Barlow will outline the reasons why we need innovative thinking to tackle the emerging demands experienced by health systems and the approaches that can be adopted to ensure innovation management is more effective.”

Kick-off 1st Day – Opening of event Room 1

Chair: Vladimír Bilčík, Head of EU program SPFA 09:00 – 09:20 An opening of the event Ing.Peter Pellegrini, Deputy Prime Minister, SR 09:20 – 09:45 Forward of the Representants of the subconferences Dušan Chrenek, Head of European Commission Representation in Slovakia Dr.Rainer Hasenauer, Honorary Professor of Marketing and Lecturer in Marketing of High-Tech Innovation and Technology, […]

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Managing Innovation in Health

James Barlow/Imperial College London/Managing Innovation in Healthcare__ Phil Jackson/MedCity London/Dynamics of successful clusters development__ Ján Králik/HEALTHSPACEE.eu/Health Innovation in Slovakia__ 10:55 – 11:15 Panel discussion

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