Imperial College London


Business School

Chair in Technology and Innovation Management



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Mrs Lorraine Sheehy +44 (0)20 7594 9173




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I have been a Professor of Technology and Innovation Management (Healthcare) at Imperial College Business School since 2003. I am a member of the Business School's Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation.

I was educated at the London School of Economics and have a background in geography and economics. My previous positions include the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Westminster and the Policy Studies Institute. 

My research, teaching and consultancy focuses on the innovation processes in healthcare systems. I have also worked extensively on innovation in housing provision and other housing policy issues.

As well research and teaching, I advise and consult for government, healthcare services and industry. I have worked with companies from the medical technology, pharmaceutical, ICT and construction sectors in many countries.

I am an associate director of research for Imperial College Health Partners and a member of the management team for the NIHR Policy Innovation and Evaluation Research Unit. I currenty sit on several advisory boards: AGE-WELL (a major Canadian research programme on technology for an ageing society), Deloitte Healthcare Innovation Observatory, Sweden Industry Commons Foundation, and the International Academy for Design and Health.

I am currently a visiting professor at the Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning at Halmstad University, Sweden. I also hold an Honorary Professorship at University College London (Bartlett Real Estate Institute).

For full details please visit my personal website. Many of my publications can be downloaded from my ResearchGate site here. My latest book, Managing Innovation in Healthcare, was published by World Scientific in January 2017.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Chatterjee A, Modarai M, Naylor N, et al., 2018, Quantifying drivers of antibiotic resistance in humans: a systematic review, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol:18, ISSN:1473-3099, Pages:e368-e378

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