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Dr Ruth McKernan CBE

Dr Ruth McKernan CBE


Dr Ruth McKernan CBE HonFBPhS


Dementia Discovery Fund

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Dr Ruth McKernan CBE joined Innovate UK as Chief Executive in May 2015. Ruth has 25 years of research and commercial experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She is a member of the Ministry of Defence’s Innovation Advisory Panel and the Royal Society’s Science, Industry and Translation Committee. Ruth is a accomplished scientific author, and she has written a book for non-scientists, “Billy’s Halo”. Ruth holds a BSc in Pharmacology and Biochemistry and a PhD in Molecular Neuroscience from King’s College, London, and she was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to business, innovation and skills.