Dr Mike Burrows is the National AHSN Network Coordination Director and has previously held roles as the Managing Director of the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), the Director of the NHS England (Greater Manchester) Area Team and Chief Executive of NHS Greater Manchester. From May 2004 until May 2011 he was Chief Executive of Salford Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT).
Originally a Doctor of Biochemistry, Mike has worked in the NHS for 35 years now, both in the finance discipline and general management. He has an active interest in the use of evidence based medicine and a passionate believer of the benefits of strong ties between the NHS, academia and industry. In this respect he was one of the founding Board members of the Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre (MAHSC) and under his leadership developed Salford PCT to be one of the leading research active PCTs in the country. He served as a member of the council of the University of Salford for nine years, three of those as the Vice Chair of the Council.
In his current role Mike has the responsibility for engaging the NHS, academia & industry to generate health & wealth particularly through the adoption and diffusion of innovation and research output.