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Dr. Anthony John Rigby

Dr. Anthony John Rigby

Senior Policy advisor on Innovation Procurement

John Rigby is a director of Bibliometrica Ltd, a consultancy operating in the area of policy and programme design and evaluation. He is formerly senior research fellow at The University of Manchester Institute of Innovation Research and Associate Head for Postgraduate Research in the Innovation, Management and Policy Division of the Alliance Manchester Business School, where he now holds an honorary fellow position. John is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Life Member of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, a former President of Manchester Statistical Society, and formerly a Popplewell Scholar. John’s academic and consultancy work extends around the whole policy cycle from policy and programme design and development, through implementation to evaluation, and impact assessment. John was educated at Clare College in the University of Cambridge, and after a period of work in information technology management, he took a master’s degree at Salford University, following which he undertook a PhD at the University of Manchester in 1999.  John has undertaken important pieces of work in the area of public procurement of innovation for a range of key client organisations. Between 2010 and 2012 he led the DG Enterprise study on the feasibility of EU support to the procurement of innovation, and more recently has led the UK Government’s review of the UK SBRI, working with Professor Stephen Roper of the ERC and Warwick University.

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