The Power List 2015
Chief Executive, Innovate UK
Ruth McKernan will begin her work at Innovate UK on May 1, 2015. Before this, she was Chief Scientific Officer of Pfizer’s Neusentis Unit, which has funded groundbreaking work in regenerative medicine. Scientifically, Ruth is best known for her research in neuroscience on ligand-gated ion channels with over 130 publications and 15 patents. She has also won awards for science writing and her first book for non-scientists, Billy’s Halo, was short-listed for the 2007 MIND awards.