Insigneo members - NHS Trusts

The Insigneo Institute has over 300 members from the University of Sheffield and the regional NHS Trusts. About 50 members are clinicians or clinical academics affiliated to one of the NHS Trusts. Here are some of our NHS members.


Professor Paul Dimitri

Professor of Child Health, Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Director of Innovation and Child Health Technology
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

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Professor Krishnan Padmakumari Sivaraman Nair MBBS, MD, DM, FRCP, FIAN.

Consultant Neurologist
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Nair is a consultant in Neurology, with a special interest in Neurorehabilitation, in Sheffield, United Kingdom since 2005. He graduated from Government Medical College, Trivandrum and was trained in neurology at The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India. He worked as an Associate Professor in NIMHANS till 2005, before moving to Sheffield, UK. He is currently chair of the Research and Clinical Standards Committee of the British Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. He is the chief editor of the textbook Neurorehabilitation: Therapy and Therapeutics, published by the Cambridge University Press.

Professor Nair does liaison neurology for the spinal injuries unit in Sheffield and leads the rehabilitation clinic of the regional Multiple Sclerosis services. He leads the rehabilitation clinics for adults with cerebral palsy. His research interest is to develop devices and interventions to promote functional recovery following acquired brain and spinal cord injuries. He was the clinical lead for the project that developed the world’s first Multi Array Electrical Stimulation system (Shefstim). His current research programs are sensory stimulation for the treatment of upper limb dysfunction following stroke, use of Exoskeleton for walking in Multiple Sclerosis, Remote Ischemic Conditioning for MS and use of brain-computer interface for neurological rehabilitation. He has experience in conducting both commercial as well as investigator lead research and has seventy-seven publications in various peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. His projects are funded by Medical Research Council UK, MS Society UK, JP Moulton Charity, National Institute of Health Research UK and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.

Jude Stone

Programme Director - National Centre Child Health Technology
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Jude is leading the team who are bringing the National Centre Child Health Technology to life. The National Centre for Child Health Technology (NCCHT) will be a world-class facility on the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park which will focus on addressing some of the biggest health challenges of our time, including obesity, mental health problems, long-term conditions, health inequalities, disabilities and cancer.

The NCCHT will be a place where we will design, create, test and put into practice child health technologies, as well as providing excellent, state-of-the-art, patient care. There will be a whole host of world-class equipment and facilities at the NCCHT as well as a unique ecosystem of people to work together all under one roof at the NCCHT. They will include world-leading research and innovation organisations, engineers, designers and experts in digital health, healthcare professionals, and most importantly children, young people and families. Together, we will use new technologies such as virtual reality, robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual care to change how we care for children and young people.

Jude has been part of the NHS for 15 years, 10 of those at Sheffield Children's. His career has focussed on transformation and innovation in the NHS. He's motivated by how we can make things better and has helped improve the way we do things in the NHS by using quality improvement methods to build on systems and processes, often through a greater use of technology.

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Professor Wendy Tindale OBE

Scientific and Innovation Director
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Wendy Tindale OBE is Consultant Clinical Scientist and Scientific and Innovation Director at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and holds an Honorary Chair at the University of Sheffield. She leads one of the largest NHS medical technology centres in the UK and has extensive experience in front-line patient care and healthcare innovation. She has contributed to national and international committees, including Royal College and Government advisory bodies.

Wendy is also Clinical Director of NIHR Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative (D4D) with many years of experience in the medtech sector, Wendy leads D4D’s national positioning and strategy and provides oversight of their delivery of innovation excellence. She was a founding Director of the Insigneo Insititute.

Professor Tindale was honoured with the title of Healthcare Scientist of the Year at the 2016 Healthcare Science Awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 Chief Scientific Officer for England’s Excellence in Healthcare Awards.

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