About us

We aim to facilitate and support the progression of scientific discoveries towards the delivery of improved healthcare.

Taking discovery research to patient-centred research and then clinical implementation is a multi-step process, as you can see from the Translational Research Pathway (PowerPoint presentation).

Twitter page for Translation Manchester@Translation_Mcr



Our video repository

Tune in to our YouTube channel to access recordings from our events and other useful resources. Subscribe to access latest videos.

Our newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up-to-date with news, information and funding opportunities.

How we can help you

Moving your research along the Translational Research Pipeline

We can help your research progress to the next stage of the pipeline. We have established the Translation Manchester Research Network as a central resource that brings together the University, NHS and industry across Greater Manchester.

We also provide funding and training to help you overcome bottlenecks in your research. Get in touch to see how we can support your translational research by emailing translation@manchester.ac.uk.

Finding a translational research angle for pure basic research

If you work in pure basic research (D1 on the Translational Research Pipeline) and want to find a translational research angle, we can help you explore this.

The earlier you consider how your research can translate into a healthcare benefit, the better. The link between your research and healthcare improvement might not be obvious, but we can help, so please get in touch by emailing translation@manchester.ac.uk.

Our team

Meet the team behind Translation Manchester and find out how they can help you to overcome barriers in advancing your translational research.

Professor Luke Georghiou

Professor Luke GeorghiouLuke is the Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester. He is principal investigator of the Wellcome Trust TPA and Chair of the strategic oversight group. He is responsible for business engagement and commercialisation activities as well as general executive duties.

View Luke’s research profile

Professor Nigel Hooper

Professor Nigel HooperNigel is Associate Vice-President for Research at the University. He is Vice-Chair of the Strategic Oversight Group.

View Nigel’s research profile

Dr Lloyd Gregory

Dr Lloyd GregoryLloyd is the Academic Partnerships Director at Health Innovation Manchester and the Operational co-Lead for the Wellcome Trust TPA that is supporting the Translation Manchester Research Network as well two internal funding schemes A2E and P4T. 

View Lloyd’s research profile

Dr Natalie Theodoulou

Natalie is the Research Development and Innovation manager in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and operational co-lead of the TPA programme.

Dr Alessandro Faroni

Dr Alessandro FaroniAlessandro is a Translational Research Manager and manages the TPA programme, including the A2E and P4T funding schemes. He has extensive research experience in regenerative medicine and has developed a medical device for clinical application.

View Alessandro’s research profile

Dr Elli Marinopoulou

Dr Elli Marinopoulou is the Translational Research Manager managing the delivery of the TPA programme including all funding and training schemes. Elli was a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow here at the University and has extensive experience in supporting research bids.

Dr Lijing Lin

Lijing is the Translational Research Bioinformatician managing the Access to Bioinformatics Expertise service to provide bioinformatics support to researchers across the University, NHS and their industrial partners. She has extensive research experience in numerical analysis, bioinformatics, and statistical analysis with clinical data.

Sally Flint


Sally is our Translational Research Support Officer who focuses on supporting the activities of the Translational Partnership Award and Translation Manchester leading on our comms, events and funding calls coordination. Sally has several years of previous experience in administration and on the IMID study here at the University.

Translation Manchester logo