Roger has been responsible for
the Life Science practice of Technology Partners since 1989. He specializes in
neurotechnology and neuroscience, investing in both biopharma and medical
Roger began his career at the Institute of Neurology, London
where he was a Research Fellow for the Medical Research Council. He developed
the first system for mobile EEG monitoring of the brain that became a commercial
success (Oxford Medilog) and was used in the clinic for over 20 years. He
contributed to a textbook on epilepsy and holds twelve patents for wireless healthcare monitoring. Before joining Technology Partners, Roger was a founding member of
Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Europe, where he led an artificial intelligence research team.
Previously, he led the development of neurological products for the Oxford Instruments
Roger earned a BA with honors in psychology and law and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Keele, England. He received an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Roger is a member of the advisory board of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization (NIO), and an industry mentor for the Bakar Fellows Program neuroscience faculty at UC Berkeley. He is a former member of the advisory council of the School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii and of the advisory council of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley. He has sat on more than thirty Boards of public or private corporations, or non-for-profit organizations, including serving as a Director of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC) for 10 years.
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