Bernard Naughton

Bernard Naughton

Research Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


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. In addition, Bernard is a senior common room member of St Anthony’s College, and a tutor for the Oxford creative destructive lab. Bernard is also a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and the Academy of Management.


Bernard’s research focusses on the social processes of innovation.

Bernard’s research lies at the intersection of healthcare and management. 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 individual and organisational level innovation, and impact. His research has been funded by Oxford University, the Norwegian Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, and private technology companies.  



Bernard performs consultancy work which aims to translate his research findings into practice.

Bernard engages in consultancy work which translates his research findings into practice. He generates impact through engagement with external organisations including charities, education providers, NHS hospitals, professional and regulatory bodies, private technology firms, and pharmaceutical companies.