Health & Life Sciences

The Health and Life Sciences sectors are of critical importance for the Liverpool City Region, with significant recent investment in local industry, the NHS and universities. Along with its neighbours across the North West of England, Liverpool City Region forms one of three main concentrations of Life Science clusters in the UK.

The region is a global hub for R&D, innovation and manufacturing, with particular focus on:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Precision Medicine/MedTech
  • Digital Health (including Artificial Intelligence)

Liverpool City Region has a strong research-intensive Higher Education base that brings together leading life sciences and medical research with sophisticated facilities.

The region hosts one of the largest biopharmaceutical manufacturing clusters in Europe with major companies such as Astra Zeneca, Seqirus, Elanco and Allergan, and a rapidly expanding R&D/Innovation SME community. The region provides a range of incubation and other facilities for SMEs and large companies.

Healthcare sector employs over 100,000 people, with Liverpool being home to more specialist hospitals and health centres than any other UK city outside London. Research and innovation is central to NHS and social care activities locally, with world leading centres of excellence in areas including children’s health, cardiology, oncology and neurology. Local partners are also working to address lost regional productivity due to ill health.

The Liverpool City Region LEP and partners support the growth of the health and life sciences sectors. If you would like to collaborate with world-leading expertise, grow your business or open up a new facility, please contact

Health & Life Sciences Board

Peter Timmins


Mark Basnett

Liverpool City Region LEP

Dr Liz Bishop

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

Simon Bryson


Dave Burrows


Hayley Citrine

The Walton Centre

Seth Crofts

Edge Hill University

Geoff Davison


Lorna Green

The Innovation Agency

Sue Higginson

Wirral Met College

Nigel Hilton


Prof Anthony Hollander

University of Liverpool

Raphaela Kane

University of Liverpool

Kevin Keily

Medilink North of England

Cliff Kirby


Dr Dawn Lawson

Liverpool Health Partners

Clare Morgan

Liverpool University Hospitals

Steve Powell

Rutherford Diagnostics

Bernard Ross

Sky Medical Technology

Richard Ryrie

Elanco Animal Health

Colin Sinclair

Liverpool Knowledge Quarter

Nicola Wilson

Northern Health Science Alliance

Peter Winstanley

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine