Rachel Clough PhD, FRCS
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Surgical and Interventional Engineering
Rachel Clough is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Clinical Senior Lecturer in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Science.
She works at the interface of NHS, academia and industry and has knowledge and experience of working with companies from start-ups to SMEs and large multi-nationals.
Within the School, as part of the Wellcome EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering, Rachel set up and is Co-Director of the Entrepreneur in Residence programme, which supports the development of innovative medical devices, digital health solutions and disruptive medtech companies.
She has experience of working with products from inception through product development, to evaluative research and regulatory approval, commercialisation and the development of partnerships.
Rachel has worked with KiTEC reporting to NICE on medical device efficiency and cost effectiveness to inform and guide adoption of medical technology in the NHS. She has worked with Sally Davies at the Department of Health and Social Care, initially in R&D and then within the Chief Medical Officer’s office on strategies for effective collaboration between the NHS, academia and industry.
Clinically, Rachel has an in-depth knowledge of cardiovascular disease and the design and development of patient-specific devices. She specialises in technology-driven endovascular surgery having trained as a prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Lecturer in London and later as a Conseil National des Universités funded Associate Professor in Lille, France, under the direction of Stéphan Haulon.
Rachel has a first-class undergraduate degree and a PhD in biomedical engineering and her research focuses on translation of innovation for patient benefit.