The Operational Management Team is responsible for oversight of the programme of work for iCAIRD.

The Teams’ key duties include:

  • Supporting partners in resolving any issues that may arise during the course of the project.
  • Promotion of iCAIRD through events and maintenance of an active online presence.
  • Ensuring appropriate reports are in place for quarterly meetings with Innovate UK monitoring officers and the Governance Board.
  • Developing the sustainability of the consortium.

Our Team

David Harrison


David Harrison MD, DSc, FRCPath, FRCPEd, FRCSEd graduated from the University of Edinburgh and trained as a histopathologist. Whilst clinically specialising in liver and kidney, his research interests are broader, coming under the general banner of systems biology and AI applied to pathology. He is currently Professor of Pathology in St Andrews, and Director of Development for Laboratory Medicine in NHS Lothian. David holds honorary chairs in Glasgow, Florida and Edinburgh; in the latter of these he was Professor of Pathology for 12 years and Director of the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre. Alongside his clinical and academic work, David is director in several small biotech companies, he chairs the UK Committee on Carcinogenicity and is Chairperson of numerous charities. He is Director of the Scotland-wide iCAIRD consortium (Industrial Centre for AI Research in Digital Diagnostics), funded by Innovate UK.

John Zurowski

Project Manager

John brings over 30 years of experience from the software development industry working both in the UK and overseas. The work ranged from technologies for publishing, internet browsing and multimedia through to advanced visualisation of radiology images and clinical information. For the past 11 years John had been involved in developing technologies that are aimed at improving the management and presentation of clinical imaging at Canon Medical Research Europe. There his roles ranged from engineering team lead through to project management and eventually settling into product analysis of new areas of clinical interest for Canon Medical. His new role at iCAIRD is to facilitate and promote all the work streams to deliver ground breaking technology that aims to improve patient outcomes through improvements in digital diagnostics.

Claire Butterly

Claire Butterly

Administrative Assistant

Claire Butterly graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MSc in Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation Biology and Epidemiology. In her role as administrative assistant she is responsible for supporting project management activity across the iCAIRD sites in Scotland, involving HR, finance & purchasing, in addition to maintaining online presence for the consortium & assisting in processing /preparation of project-related research passport applications.