Hey Pete, tell us a bit about yourself and what you do.
I am a Programme Manager working for the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network - an organisation with a remit to find and spread innovation across the National Health Service.
At the moment, I am heavily involved in a project across West Yorkshire and Harrogate on Cardiovascular Disease - in particular working on hypertension (high blood pressure) and AF (Atrial Fibrillation), which are both risk factors that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I have two young children and two Golden Retrievers, so life outside of work is pretty much taken up. But, I do like Karate (going for my Black belt next) and also love doing weights, and trying to eat well. If time allowed, I would love to spend more playing about with tech and open source stuff. I have no real talent in this area but taught myself web design, and have also played around with voice recognition, chatbots and a number of other things on the various cloud platforms.
Why did you join C4DI?
I stumbled across C4DI around four years ago whilst working in Hull (NHS Clinical Commissioning Group). I used the services of a C4DI-based company (Fractal) in my job with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, so I knew you had some great talent in the building. The organisation I work for has offices in Wakefield, Leeds and Sheffield, but I wanted to see if we could get a foot in the Hull and Humber area - particularly as I live in the area - and I want to build networks with the great companies at C4DI, and see where it might lead.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself that not many people would know.
I have only been at C4DI for a couple of weeks but have found out I am related to at least 2 of the members (I won’t name names incase they deny all associations!).
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
My goal before I am 40 (Feb 16th) is to be ripped like Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), so I think I would have to have the powers of Wolverine.