Module 3

The power of your science is in your mind

DATE: 13 January 2022 (16:00-18:00 GMT)

This course module will cover the following topics and provide participants with some additional further reading and information sources to look at, both before and after the session.

  • Making your science have an impact by solving the right problem and having a big vision.
  • Secrets to discovering the problem and pivoting your thinking.
  • Fixed v growth mindsets.
  • How can design methods help?
  • Understand the problem and your vision.

Francis Rowland, Sigma, Senior UX Architect

Francis leads the UX and Service Design team at Sigma. As a design agency, Sigma works with a wide range of clients and typically focuses on inclusion, social impact, and trying to make things better for people. Francis mainly works on projects with clients in life sciences, healthcare, charity, and government, as well as helping to nurture the team around him and develop the business. Project work can include strategy, research, and concept work, through to usability testing and co-design. Before joining Sigma, he was Lead UX Designer at EMBL-EBI.

Jason Mellad, Start Codon, CEO

Jason is a scientist entrepreneur passionate about translating innovative technologies into better patient outcomes. As CEO and co-founder of Start Codon, a Cambridge based accelerator, he aims to identify and recruit the most disruptive healthcare startups worldwide, seed fund them and leverage the exceptional resources of the Cambridge cluster to de-risk and drive their success. Previously he was CEO of Cambridge Epigenetix and Business Development Manager for Horizon Discovery’s diagnostics division. He also served as an associate at Cambridge Enterprise, the technology transfer office of the University of Cambridge.