Nick Chester

Nick Chester


I am responsible for information management and reporting requirements across the Medical Technologies portfolio: the IKC, Translate and MeDe Innovation. By maintaining and querying our bespoke MS Access database, we can measure the progress of individual projects and programmes, and success across the entire portfolio. This information is submitted to our funders.

I support technology innovation managers in developing innovative ways of managing information, with particular emphasis on shared working and collaboration in multi-partner programmes.

I am also the departmental lead for data protection and governance.

Career history

My background is in museum collections documentation. I have worked with varied collections at a number of internationally-renowned organisations, such as the V&A, the Geffrye Museum and the Crafts Council. I developed and implemented collection databases and helped to bring the organisations’ documentation practices in line with national standards. Ultimately, this widened public access to information about their collections.

Qualifications and memberships

I have a BA in History from the University of Leeds (2009) and a Masters in Museum Studies from Newcastle University (2010).

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering