Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Joseph Hedley



Phone:  + 44 (0) 191 208 3434

Mobile: + 44 (0) 7930 115705


I am the assigned Business Development Manager for the Institute of Genetics (IGM). As part of Research and Enterprise Services Enterprise team, I work closely with the academic staff in all aspects of enterprise related activities from patents, licensing, funding streams, commercial collaborations, project management, knowledge transfer and related services.

An important aspect of my role is to formulate a commercialisation strategy for promising opportunities, to market new technologies to industry, as well as assisting in spin-out company formation. This includes joint working with our key NHS partners, particularly the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


I was awarded my PhD from the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University in 2013 for my work on ‘DNA-based Nanowires as Biosensors’. This was cross-disciplinary project, involving the School of Chemistry and the Institute of Cell and Molecular Bioscience (ICaMB) with Prof Houlton, Dr Ben Horrocks and Prof Bernard Connolly as supervisors.

I was appointed to a ‘Senior Chemist’ position at QuantuMDx Group Ltd. in May 2009. Initially based at Sheffield University, I was responsible for supervising a small academic research team developing the companies underlying sequencing and surface chemistries. I was promoted to ‘Team Lead’ in July 2011 where I continued to drive development of new and existing technologies, develop and manage key collaborations/research projects and provided IP support across the group.


Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Chain Management