Iain Hennessey

Clinical Director of Innovation

Alder Hey Children's Hospital

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Iain Hennessey

Iain Hennessey is a consultant paediatric surgeon and clinical director of innovation at the new Alder Hey Children’s Health Park. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with honours degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Anatomical sciences, before going on to train as a paediatric surgeon in the United Kingdom and Australia.

He has been passionately driving technological advances in children’s healthcare. From pioneering point of care 3D printing, to artificial intelligence, advanced sensors and imaging technologies.

Notable achievements have included forming partnerships with large multi national companies such as Sony and IBM, building a unique underground 1000sqm innovation facility for collaboration with the technology sector and forming a diverse team to accelerate change within the NHS. All of this was recognised nationally with the prestigious Health Service Journal Improving care with technology award.

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