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The Oxford-Harrington Rare Diseases Centre is Directed by Professor Matthew Wood and Co-Directed by Dr Mukesh Jain, Chief Scientific Officer, Harrington Discovery Institute

Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood smiling
  • Director, Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre
  • Professor of Neuroscience
  • Department of Paediatrics

Mukesh Jain

Mukesh Jain

  • Co-Director, Oxford Harrington Rare Disease Centre
  • Chief Scientific Officer, Harrington Discovery Institute
  • Chief Academic Officer, University Hospitals Health System
  • Chief Research Officer, University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine






The centre is supported by Business Development Medical Sciences who are providing support for industry interactions and the day-to-day running of the centre.

Maxine Allen, Head of Business Development and PartneringMaxine Allen




Martin Kerr, Industry Partnerships ManagerMartin Kerr