MICRA welcome new members to the Senior Leadership Team

MICRA is pleased to announce that Henry Yi Li and Emma Stanmore have joined the senior leadership team.

Emma Stanmore

MICRA has appointed two new members to its senior leadership team: Emma Stanmore and Henry Yi Li.

Emma is a Reader and Lead for the Healthy Ageing Research Group in the School of Health Sciences. Emma’s interdisciplinary research spans health and social care, industry and the voluntary sector with a specific focus on improving the quality of life of older adults, particularly through the development and testing of novel interventions and digital technologies to support preventative care (e.g. health literacy, falls prevention and rehabilitation). Emma’s research is funded predominantly as PI through Innovate UK, NHS England, Arthritis Research UK, ESRC, Wellcome Trust and as Co-I from the European Commission, NIHR and Innovation Fund Denmark. 

Emma’s research has been recognised in a number of scientific awards including the EULAR Allied Health Professional prize, British Geriatrics Society Jed Rowe prize and the GM Cyber Foundry Award. She is CEO of KOKU Health, a university of Manchester spin out company.

Henry Yi Li

Henry Yi Li is a chair and full professor of in the Department of Materials within the School of Natural Sciences. Henry is a Life-Fellow of Royal Society of Art and International Biographical Association and Fellow of the Textile Institute. He is the Chairman of Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Society, deputy council chairman of International Digital Health and Intelligent Materials Innovation Association, Chairman of Board of Directors for Fashion Big Data Foundation, and Editor-in-Chief of “Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics”.

Henry has over 600 scientific publications, and was recognized on the list of “Highly Cited Researcher” in 2013 by THOMSON REUTERS and 2022 global top 2% Scientists by Elsevier via Scopus data. With over 140 invited keynote/plenary lectures in conferences, he has more than 56 awards on outstanding research papers, patent inventions and technology transfer. He owns more than 46 patents granted in USA, China and Australia and 30 IP properties transferred to industry.

We are delighted to have them both on board and look forward to their valued input and leadership of the institute.

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