Patricia has 10 years of experience working in the medical device industry. After graduating with MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast (2006), Patricia undertook a graduate rotation scheme in Boston Scientific. Throughout her 10 years Patricia has undertook roles in Process Development and Research & Development in the design and commercialization of peripheral balloon catheters, coronary artery stents and most recently as R&D lead on the development of a next generation transcatheter aortic valve system. As part of the aortic valve project Patricia spent 2 years in California with a newly acquired startup company where she gained experience in early medical device design and development including preclinical and First in Man trials as well as playing a key role in the design verification activities to support CE approval of the product. Patricia enrolled in the Bioinnovate workshops as part of a Boston Scientific team in 2015 where she gained an appreciation of the Biodesign process and followed up with an early design concept for a femoral artery closure device that was tested in a preclinical feasibility study. Patricia is excited to have the opportunity to complete the Bioinnovate Fellowship program in conjunction with Boston Scientific in the area of mitral valve disease. In her spare time Patricia enjoys travelling, cycling, hiking and yoga.