Bernard’s research focusses on the social processes of innovation. His research concerns technology implementation, responsible innovation, and impact. This research has implications for healthcare, government, the pharmaceutical industry, major projects, and entrepreneurship. Bernard is especially passionate about technological innovations to improve the global health issues of medicine quality and access. He uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods to gain a better understanding of innovation on an individual and organisational level. His research has been funded by Oxford University, the Norwegian Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, and private technology firms.
Bernard has a PhD in science and technology in medicine and is a clinical pharmacist by profession. He has experience of innovating in international healthcare technology companies, and NHS teaching hospitals in London and Oxford. He has also consulted with charities, education providers, professional and regulatory bodies, and the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, Bernard is an SCR member of St Anthony’s College