Associate Professor, Healthcare Innovation and Commercialisation
South Cloisters 2.40
University of Exeter
St Luke's Campus
Over the past 12 years Piers has been involved in efforts to increase the UK’s capabilities and capacity in dementia research, including setting up the NIHR Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network in 2006 with Professors Martin Rossor (UCL) and Ian McKeith (Newcastle); being a member of the Research Champions Group for the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia (2012 – 2015); leading the development of Join Dementia Research, a national public engagement research recruitment service, and ENRICH, a UK-wide network of research ready care homes; and most recently as the Programme Director for Prof Rossor in his role as the NIHR’s National Director for Dementia Research.
Piers has been an NHS England Innovation Accelerator Fellow since 2015.
- MA (Oxon)