Midlands Innovation Team

If you would like to get in touch with Midlands Innovation, please call us on +44 (0) 115 74 84735 or email us at info@midlandsinnovation.org.uk

Dr Helen Turner

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MI Director

Helen's role is to oversee the Midlands Innovation partnership and its portfolio of collaborative projects. She has responsibility for growing that portfolio and strengthening the relationships Midlands Innovation has with key stakeholders.

Sue Clayton


MI Deputy Director

Sue’s role is to develop and conduct activity that enhances the Midlands Innovation partnership across its multiple research themes.  She has responsibility for influencing the available resources to meet current and future strategic objectives.

Alex Archibald


MI Health Project Manager

Alex's role is to manage our MI Health partnership and coordinate large collaborative projects from inception through to funding award in the areas related to health and life sciences.

Sarah Alton

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MI Public Affairs Manager

Sarah’s role is to undertake public affairs activities to develop and maintain relations between Midlands Innovation and its key stakeholders.

Nick King

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Marketing and Communications Manager

Nick’s role is to promote the work of Midlands Innovation to the wide range of internal and external stakeholders that we engage with. Nick is also the dedicated Marketing Manager for the Energy Research Accelerator, a £180m project funded by Innovate UK which involves the MI universities plus the British Geological Survey.

Ellen McGhee

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MI Executive Assistant

Ellen is the Executive Assistant to the Midlands Innovation Director and also provides support to the Midlands Innovation team.