Our team

Nigel Harris

Chief Executive

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Professor Nigel Harris is the Chief Executive and is responsible for the day to day running of Designability, supported by Commercial Manager, Alex Leach.

A bit more about Nigel

Nigel is also a registered Clinical Scientist and leads our research team, specialising in medical engineering, robotics and the evaluation of assistive technology.


PhD in Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography in Respiratory Medicine, University of Sheffield (1991)

MSc University of Manchester (1982)

BSc NE London Polytechnic, Biophysical Science (1980)


More than 25 years of NHS experience in medical physics research and managerial roles

Chief Executive Officer of Designability since 2009

Honorary Chair with the Department for Health at the University of Bath

Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine

Registered Clinical Scientist with the Health Professions Council

Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist, Royal United Hospital Bath

Expertise and interests

  • Rehabilitation research (stroke and acquired brain injury)
  • Technology for people living with cognitive impairments
  • Physiological measurement and ambulatory monitoring
  • Technology transfer and innovation tools