The Team

With a strong team of scientists, technologists, clinicians, and business professionals specialised in the medical field, SmartCare is ideally positioned to put users back in control of their health.

The key members of the team are shown below. To find out more about us, click on our name or photo and feel free to connect with us on LinkedIn.

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Dr Joachim Behar
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Joachim is a final year PhD student in signal processing and machine learning for non-invasive foetal ECG extraction within the Intelligent Patient Monitoring group at the University of Oxford, Department of Engineering Science. Joachim holds a MEng from "l'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne" in France in General Engineering and an MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Oxford. He co-founded EWH-Oxford and has been involved in numerous engineering projects for the developing world including the MIT Sana telemedicine project and the Smart Handpumps project and participant and organiser of international competitions in biosignal processing.

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Jonathan is in the second year of his DPhil in the Centre for Doctoral Training Healthcare Innovation at the University of Oxford where he researches how heart rate and oxygen saturation can be measured from video cameras. Jonathan is leading the development of the smartphone applications.
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Megan Morys
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Megan is deputy director of the Oxford-UCL Centre for the Advancement of Sustainable medical Innovation (CASMI). Megan has a wealth of experience in innovation ecosystems, strategy, change management and science commercialisation, with a particular focus on the culture and structures that facilitate effective innovation. Her professional career has spanned a range of high-tech sectors including energy, transportation, cryogenics, space, healthcare technologies and medical devices. She has a particular interest in healthcare and has worked with blue-chip companies in this sector such as Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Coloplast and GE Healthcare as well as being the founder and leader of the Harwell Healthcare Technologies Group.

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Niclas is in the second year of his PhD in the Centre for Doctoral Training Healthcare Innovation at the University of Oxford where he researches new objective measures for mental health disorders. He previously studied for his MEng in Computer Engineering at the University of Southampton. Niclas is leading the development of the cloud server and medical database.
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Our Advisors

SmartCare has a number of highly experienced advisors to guide our development. Our key advisors are shown below.

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Prof. Gari Clifford
Academic advisor
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Gari is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics at Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology. He was the principal investigator for this research at Oxford over the last four years while he was a University Lecturer there. He has expertise in the application of signal processing and data fusion to cardiovascular disease, critical care, foetal monitoring, mental health, and resource-constrained healthcare.

Dr Christoper Davies
Medical advisor

Dr Chris Davies is the senior clinician in the Department of Respiratory Medicine in the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. He was the Clinical Director for Acute Medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust between 2004 and 2007. He has been the Training Programme Director responsible for training in Respiratory Medicine for the Oxford Deanery between 2006 and 2011, a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Respiratory Medicine at the Joint Royal Colleges Postgraduate Training Board (JRCPTB) 2007-2011, and continues as the Regional Specialty Adviser for Oxford Deanery in Respiratory Medicine. He received his Fellowship of the Royal Colleges (FRCP) in 2004.
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Jim Gabriel
Business advisor
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Jim enjoys starting companies from scratch and making them succeed. Jim has hands-on experience of planning and executing the growth strategy of various early stage companies, most recently as CEO and co-founder of multiple award-winning RealTime Health Ltd which exited through a £7.2m headline trade sale in 2012.

Dr Julien Oster
Scientific advisor

Julien has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (University of Oxford) since 2011. He was awarded a Newton International Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2010, and in 2012 he was also was awarded the J.A. Lodge Award from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) in recognition of a promising early-career in Biomedical Engineering. During his PhD, Julien was collaborating closely with Schiller Médical (Wissembourg France). In 2010, he worked at the Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM), Neuchâtel, Switzerland, an independent, private, non-profit Swiss company for applied research, where he was involved in the development of biomedical signal processing algorithms for wearable technology. Julien is now advising on the development of the atrial fibrillation solution.
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James Turnbull
Technical advisor
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James leads the digital team at healthcare agency Incuna Ltd in Oxford, where he is responsible for the delivery of innovative technical outputs across the organisation, while promoting innovation internally and externally with clients. He has been working with the web since its infancy, consistently delivering creative, cutting-edge solutions. He has spoken at numerous technical events, been described by a national newspaper as an "internet expert", created one of the World's top 500 blogs, and published a spin-off book.

Our Collaborators

We are very grateful to our collaborators who share our passion for changing the future of sleep medicine.

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Prof. Diego Mazzotti
Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
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Diego is an Assistant Professor of the Psychobiology Department at Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil. He is also a Lecturer of the Health Informatics Department and a research collaborator of the Genetics and Morphology Department at UNIFESP. He has expertise in Human Genetics, Bioinformatics and Sleep Medicine with interests in the development of new methods to measure and interpret sleep and activity data.