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Tim Jones, Chief Innovation Officer

Tim JonesChief Innovation Officer

After graduating from University College Cardiff with a joint honours degree in History and Economics, Tim joined the District Management Training scheme at City and Hackney Health Authority based at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.

Tim joined UHB in 1995 as an Operational Manager in General Medicine and Elderly Care. He continued to work in Operations until 2002, when he undertook the role of Head of Service Improvement and led the New Hospital Clinical Redesign Programme, before being appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer in June 2006.

In September 2008, he was appointed to the newly-created role of Executive Director of Delivery which incorporated board level responsibility for Workforce, Research and Development and Education. In 2019 Tim took on the role of Chief Innovation Officer which included responsibility for Research and Innovation, Education and Patient Services.

Tim is an Executive Director of Birmingham Health Partners, Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for the West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre, SRO for the NIHR West Midlands Applied Health Research Centre and SRO for the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, Tim is also a Steering Group member for The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute based at the University of Cambridge and funded by the Health Foundation.

Tim holds an MSc in Health Care Policy and is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Tim is also an Industrial Professor in the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick also acting as Course Director for their Master’s Degree in Healthcare Operations Management and Digital Healthcare Scientist undergraduate and apprentice programme.