Dr. Bill Scott is a Biomedical Engineer who has spent the past 17+ years embedded within healthcare, identifying problems and solutions for the transplant community. He presently works at the Newcastle University Medical school in the Translational and Clinical Research Institute where he helped to establish and serves as Scientific Director for the TRM facility the ‘Transplant Regenerative Medicine’ (TRM) group. Bill is a basic/translational researcher in transplantation and regenerative medicine; particularly focused on understanding changes during the peri-transplant period and developing/assessing novel interventions to overcome these towards increasing utilisation and posttransplant function. To facilitate translation of these findings into clinical practice, Bill has developed a particular focus on improved access to critical research tissues, working with regulatory bodies to adapt to emergent scientific developments, as well as understanding the commercial aspects of clinical translation.
Bill contributes to several national consortia including as a co-Investigator on the NIHR funded ‘Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Organ Donation and Transplantation’ in collaboration with Cambridge University and NHS Blood and Transplant (NHS-BT); Co-Investigator and National Tissue and Cell Processing Coordinator for the Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD) MRC Tissue Bank. Beyond these research activities, Bill also serves as the Module Leader for the Transplantation Master of Research Course at Newcastle University; acts as the Commercialisation Lead for the Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, Transplantation Faculty Theme; and contributes to a number of national NHS-BT initiatives related to facilitating transplant-related research.