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EPS & Clinical leadership

Engineering & Physical Science Leadership

Professor Chris Taylor, University of Manchester (Principal Investigator & Human-Centric Systems)

Chris is an internationally leading researcher in computer vision and medical computing with cumulative research funding of over £29m (of which £11m EPSRC/ESRC) and over 7,000 ISI citations. He has taken a leading role in mHealth, as joint research and innovation lead for the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) – which brings together industry, academic researchers, and providers and commissioners of health & social care.

Dr John Ainsworth, University of Manchester (Co-Investigator & Information Management)

John is a the Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, with wide experience in applying computing technology to healthcare problems. He is Deputy Director of the MRC funded Centre for e-Health Research (HeRC) and has been Co-I and technical lead on mHealth projects for mental health with a combined value of £2m, including ClinTouch.

Professor Neil Lawrence, University of Sheffield (Co-Investigator & Data Analytics)

Neil is Professor of Machine Learning and Professor of Computational Biology at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience. His research focusses on the design and application of machine learning algorithms, with a particular focus on probabilistic methods and Gaussian processes. Since 2001 he has been PI on research grants from Microsoft, the EPSRC, the BBSRC, Google, the Department of Health and the European Union.

Professor Patrick Gaydecki, University of Manchester (Co-Investigator & Sensor Systems)

As Professor of Digital Signal Processing, Patrick leads a team specializing in the development of instrumentation and software in the areas of healthcare, audio signal processing and non-destructive materials evaluation. He is the founder of Signal Wizard Systems and his team collaborated with KMS Solutions to develop a light-weight (59gm) GSM and GPS enabled wristband for use by vulnerable adults and children.

Clinical / Mental Health Leadership 

Professor Chris Hollis, University of Nottingham/MindTech HTC (Co-Investigator & Co-lead for Developmental Disorders)

Chris is Director of the MindTech HTC. He is a Consultant and Lead Clinician in Developmental Neuropsychiatry with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Nottingham, with special interests in lifespan neurodevelopmetal disorders including ADHD, Tourette’s, ASD, child and adolescent onset psychoses and psychopharmacology.

Professor Shôn Lewis, University of Manchester (Serious Mental Illness)

Shôn is R&D Director for the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and Professor of Adult Psychiatry at the University of Manchester. He is Associate Director and ICT Lead for the NIHR-funded Mental Health Research Network. He leads a programme of research, developing mHealth interventions for symptom assessment and intervention, funded by NIHR, MRC, industry and EU, including the MRC-funded ClinTouch/CareLoop projects (mHealth interventions for schizophrenia).

Professor Richard Morriss, University of Nottingham (Co-Lead for Mood & Affective Disorder)

Richard is Professor of Psychiatry & Community Mental Health at the University of Nottingham. He is Chair of the NICE Bipolar Disorder Guideline Development Group, and Director of the East Midlands and South Yorkshire MHRN Hub with an outstanding clinical trial recruitment record.

Professor Karina Lovell, University of Manchester (Co-Lead for Mood & Affective Disorder)

Karina is Professor of Mental Health at the University of Manchester and a non-Executive Director for the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. Her main research interests are developing accessible, acceptable interventions for people with mental health problems.

Professor Tom Dening, University of Nottingham/MindTech HTC (Co-Lead for Dementia)

Tom is Professor of Dementia Research, University of Nottingham, and theme lead for Dementia in the NIHR MindTech HTC. He was previously Medical Director of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. He is a partner in TSB/SBRI CASA (Connecting Assistive Solutions to Aspirations) from January 2014.

Dr Iracema Leroi, University of Manchester (Co-Lead for Dementia)

Iracema is Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Brain Behaviour and Mental Health at the University of Manchester, an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist (Manchester Mental Health and Social care Trust) and Dementia Clinical Director for the NIHR Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disease Research Network North West (DeNDRoN NW).

Professor David Daley, University of Nottingham/MindTech HTC (Co-Lead for Developmental Disorder)

David is is Professor of Psychological Intervention and Behaviour Change at the University of Nottingham, and Neurodevelopmental theme lead for the MindTech HTC. His research focuses on investigating and modifying non-shared environmental processes for families of children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders.