TINA WOODS, FOUNDER
Tina is passionate about innovation in health and science, and tapping into the talents and creativity in people to drive change. She has a degree in genetics from Cornell University in the USA and an MBA from Cass University in London.
Tina has an entrepreneurial background with both big and small agency experience, equipping her with the right skills and mindset to create things from scratch with nothing but a big idea right through to working with global blue chip organisations with big budgets and opportunities - and the complexities this brings.
Tina has unrivalled connections in health innovation and can tap into a large global network of skilled specialists and experts to create highly bespoke, committed and dedicated teams to meet the project's needs- whether they be health innovators, medical experts, digital geeks, creative thinkers, marketing gurus, experienced UX designers.....the list goes on.
At Collider Health, Tina leads the Future Health Collective, a multi-disciplinary, cross-industry group geared to foster collaboration and radical innovation in areas of unmet need in health and social care. Tina is an ecosystem architect and builds collaborative networks to help corporates, start-ups, third sector and investors form strategic partnerships and facilitate smart investment- for long term, sustainable impact. She has established relationships with leading incubators, accelerators, investors, digital health start-ups, clinical innovators and tech corporates.
Before setting up Collider Health Tina was Head of new start-up Lansons Health and before that, was Deputy MD (Medical Education) and Global Client Leader for Ogilvy Healthworld, leading teams and developing business for major global pharmaceutical accounts (+£1 million). She has been involved in a number of transformational change projects for pharma to help them become more patient centric.
She started out in the industry as a medical film scriptwriter for an award- winning medical audio-visual company, went on to set up their US subsidiary single-handedly, and was then co-owner/director of a UK independent boutique medical communications agency for 12 years before joining Ogilvy.
Alongside her commercial work, Tina runs a social enterprise on science innovation, ColliderSCIENCE, working with leading scientists, innovators and designers to equip young people with the skills and confidence to become inventors and change agents in science and medicine. She sits on the Gender Equality, Diversity and Education Committee of Imperial College Department of Computing, and is involved in Imperial's national 'Women in Computer Science' initiative to encourage more teen girls to study maths and take up careers in computer and data sciences at a time when the UK aspires to be a global leader in artificial intelligence and other critical technologies.