Jenny Spear

Dr Jenny Spear

THYME Programme Manager

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute


  • BEng (University of Leeds)
  • PhD (University of Leeds)


Working as a Innovation Programme Manager in the Energy & Environment Institute at the University of Hull, I'm looking to bring to together academic and industry partnerships to demonstrate regional strength in the bioeconomy in the Humber, Yorkshire and Tees Valley region.

Previously responsible for managing the Medical Technologies Technology Pool within the Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre at the University of Leeds, a live record of exciting research breakthroughs – and for identifying new opportunities that could be developed into Proof of Concept projects.

Was a Medical Engineer, formerly leading product development project management with Cardinal Health Plc., Weston Medical Ltd. and OsteoTec Ltd.

Has a thorough understanding of the medical and pharmaceutical devices industry and its challenges, as well as a sound background in scientific project management and innovation.

Research interests

All aspects of translational research that requires innovation management and commercialisation support to work with external organisations and have an impact.

Specific expertise in the development of medical technology and significant experience working within the energy and environment sector.